Rigby Mauser sporting rifle auctions for $14,000

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2015-06-26 13:23:08

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Rigby Mauser sporting rifle auctions for $14,000

A .416 Rigby Mauser sporting rifle has auctioned for $14,000 at Bonhams

An extremely fine .416 Rigby Mauser sporting rifle has auctioned for 9,375 ($14,190) at Bonhams today (July 31).

Rigby Mauser sporting rifleA .416 Rigby Mauser sporting rifle

The impressive gold inlaid rifle, which boasts a 44 inch barrel and was designed for hunting big game, led Bonhams' Modern Sporting Guns auction.

A Wilkinson .455 "Small Grip" revolver also put in a strong performance, bringing 4,750 ($7,200), while a .300 take down rifle by WW Greener sold for 1,125 ($1,705).

Firearms remain extremely popular among collectors. On August 3, a rare Henry repeating rifle is expected to achieve $24,000 at Carol Watson's Orange Coast Auctions.

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