John Rigby & Co Opens its Doors
- Wednesday, 11 June 2014
John Rigby & Co officially opens its brand new London show room and workshop.
London gunmaker John Rigby & Co held an African hunting themed reception and braii on Tuesday 20 May to mark the official opening of its new premises in Vauxhall, London.
(Left: John Rigby & Co, Repatriated to the UK after a 15 year absence)
More than 100 clients, journalists and members of the gun trade celebrated the move to the 3,200 square foot building, which includes a trophy filled gun room, workshop, stock oiling room and secure gun storage facility. The new premises are also home to the Rigby collection of vintage guns, fascinating memorabilia and 82 history-filled ledgers with entries dating back to 1798.
Attending the event was Bernard Knobel, CEO of Blaser Germany, who was representing the Mauser/Blaser group of which John Rigby & Co is now a part.
(Left: Rigby's Marc Newton and Bernard Knobel from Blaser share a joke. Above/Right: 'County Deer Stalkings' own Peter Jones collars himself an invite)
Guests enjoyed a braii of Kruger Cape Buffalo, Okahandja Ostrich, Kalahari Springbok and Etosha Burchell’s Zebra, washed down by Tusker lager from Kenya and The King’s Ginger liquer.
(Right: "A little piece of Africa" Rigby's new show room in Vauxhall)
Marc Newton, Rigby’s Managing Director, commented: “With the feel of a little piece of Africa in central London our new premises perfectly reflects our long-standing and noble heritage. Rigby is more than just a rifle, it is a religion. Our launch party was a very special event enabling us to welcome members of the UK gun trade, international journalists and Rigby enthusiasts to what is now Rigby’s ‘cathedral’”.
To watch a film in which we use Rigby's Highland Stalker Rifle, follow this link: youtube.com/watch