Like many firearm companies, John Rigby & Co. has seen a boom in sales over the last year. To help meet the demand for its products, the legendary firm is bringing three new members onto its staff — each helping build Rigby rifles and shotguns from the ground up.

Rigby is looking for an actioner, finisher, and stocker to join its lineup of gunsmithing experts. Applicants must be able to operate at the top of the profession. Previous experience with building and customizing fine rifles and shotguns is necessary, as is the ability to work as part of a team. A comprehensive knowledge of bolt actions, double rifles, and shotguns is required.

Above all, Rigby is searching for someone with “a thirst to be at the top of the gunmaking trade.”

Rigby’s managing director, Marc Newton, said: “We currently have a full order book and, with interest from around the world increasing all the time, we have decided to up our production capability by recruiting three more specialist gunsmiths. Like our current team, applicants must be driven to work to the very highest standard. They must be committed to being part of the Rigby ethos, and to ensuring that the Rigby name continues to be a byword for quality workmanship.”

The chosen candidates will be full-time employees, each working in Rigby’s purpose-built headquarters in South London.

The employment opportunities are the result of several new Rigby products. The Jim Corbett commemorative rifle auctioned at this year’s Safari Club International convention spurred interest in the London Best line of rifles. The Corbett tribute broke the record for a SCI-winning bid, drawing an unprecedented $250,000. The completion of the first new Rigby Rising Bite double rifle in 84 years also drove sales higher, as did the introduction of three new models in the Big Game product family.

Those interested in applying can email their CV and cover letter to Newton via

For more information about John Rigby & Co., visit its website at




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