Gifted to the celebrated hunter for killing the "man-eating tigress of Champawat" in 1907

Gunmaker John Rigby & Co has acquired one of the most famous sporting rifles of all time – the .275 bolt-action rifle that was presented to noted hunter Jim Corbett for killing the “man-eating tigress of Champawat” in 1907.

Corbett was gifted with the rifle after he shot and killed the female Bengal tiger, which was responsible for 436 documented deaths in Nepal and India in the 19th century.

The rifle is now on display at Rigby’s London showroom.