box and 10 cartridges
buff cardboard box with a buff label printed in maroon, containing 10 centrefire bottlenecked cartridges. The bullets have cupro-nickel plated steel jackets and a gilding metal tip.
Description: an example of a commercial proprietory sporting rifle cartridge box by Kynoch for Rigby. .275 inch was Rigby's name for the very popular 7 x 57 Mauser, and Rigby had imported some of the earliest Mauser 98 sporting rifles in this calibre, later going on to modify the design to English taste. The .275 Rigby Mauser was a very successful rifle for deer stalking.
1) printed on top of label ('EXPANDING' is a stamped addition)
2) printed on ends of box
1) 10 CARTRIDGES // FOR // .275" BORE SPECIAL HIGH VELOCITY RIFLE // EXPANDING POINTED BULLET // JOHN RIGBY & CO. // (GUNMAKER) Ltd. // 43 SACKVILLE STREET, LONDON, W. // TELEGRAMS: "RIFLING, PICCY: LONDON." // TELEPHONE 3065 MAYFAIR
2) .275 HIGH VELOCITY
3) KYNOCH // 7mm