London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is set to continue its world tour of Jim Corbett paraphernalia at next month’s Dallas Safari Club convention, taking place 7-10 January 2016 in Texas.
The cult rifle brand recently acquired Corbett’s .275 Rigby bolt-action rifle that was presented to him for killing the dreaded ‘man-eating tigress of Champawat’ in 1907. Corbett went on to use the gun in India to dispatch a number of man-eating big cats, blamed for the deaths of hundreds of people which he chronicled in his best-selling memoirs.
To commemorate the acquisition John Rigby & Co. has produced a stunning leather-bound, five-book set of Corbett’s writings. The collection includes the autobiographical ‘Jungle Lore’, and perhaps his most famous book – ‘Man-Eaters of Kumaon’. The stories offer insight into the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this obscure and treacherous region of India, making it as interesting a travelogue as it is a compelling look at a bygone era of big-game hunting. Produced by Safari Press, the highly collectable hardbacks are limited to just 275 sets and are individually numbered. Priced at £299 per set, a proportion of the profits will be donated to The Jim Corbett National Park in India.
Rigby’s Managing Director, Marc Newton will also be giving a free-to-attend talk on Corbett on the Saturday at 11am on the Zeiss stage. “The Corbett gun is a real piece of Rigby history. It’s fantastic to have it back with the firm and we’d encourage as many people as possible to come and see it for themselves.”
For more information, visit www.johnrigbyandco.com.