Posted February 7, 2016 10:19 pm by Comments

By Jason Reid

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

By Jason Reid

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Looking at the expansive rows of unique guns here at SCI 2016 can make any collector of fine firearms go crazy. I’m actually sure it does. Classy shotguns and rifles with gold inlays, unique artwork and beautiful assortments of stocks were presented alongside guns with significant history. Here are several guns which peaked my interest at the convention.

The Corbett Rifle: Known for its significant history, the gun Jim Corbett used to kill man-eating tigers and leopards, the Rigby .275, was on display here at the convention and replicas were up for auction. Jim Corbett wrote seven books on his harrowing tales and the gun itself I had the privilege to hold. This gun has a crazy history of being confiscated, lost and found again. This gun wasn’t really built to kill animals weighing 500 lbs. or more but Corbett was an excellent marksman. Shot placement was everything. To make things a bit more interesting, Corbett was supposedly a superstitious man and was known to carry only three bullets at a time. Corbett must have had nerves of steel. I liked the short forend stock and thin …Read the Rest

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