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CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 85% plus blue finish with some fading mainly on the breech end of the barrels, 90% plus vivid case colors, crisp engraving, and minor overall wear. The wood is also very good and has crisp checkering, a minor crack in the grip cap, and a few marks and scratches. Mechanically excellent. The case is internally very good, and the accessories are also very good. Externally, the leather has dried out and has handling wear to the edges, hinges, and straps. One strap is incomplete. Overall, a very attractive Rigby .470 Nitro Express Double Rifle. Provenance: The Collection of George Horatio Charles Cholmondeley, 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Earl of Rocksavage; The Norman R. Blank Collection.
Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000

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