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SOLD - John Dickson & Son Hammer Gun, made in 1876

12 gauge, bar-action hammer, side-by-side shotgun

This classic hammer gun was built on a Purdey patent snap-action and is in fine condition inside and out with full classic scroll engraving for the period, the action is fitted with unusually large strikers. The gun is fitted with a lightly figured stock and finished neatly with a slim horn heelplate. The original damascus barrels were sleeved in 2022 and so benefits from 2 3/4in chambers.

The gun has just left the workshop after having a gentle renovation to prepare it for sale - the stock and fore-end have been cleaned, re-oiled and the chequering cleaned out, and the fitment of a new stock oval. The gun has had complete service, strip and clean and we have blacked the barrels, re-blacked the guard and top-lever and colored the pins.


Delivered in 1876 to a successful Scottish merchant in wheat and seeds who lived in Edinburgh.


  • Action:  Bar-Action, Rebounding locks, Purdey snap action with top lever, Anson push rod fore-end fastener.
  • Gauge: 12
  • Barrel Length: 30in
  • Rib: 3/8in 
  • Chambers:  2 3/4in (70 MM)
  • Proof: London Nitro Proof at 18.4 in 2022
  • Bores: 18.4 (R) & 18.4 (L) 
  • Walls: .035 (R) & .035 (L)
  • Chokes: 1/4 (R) & 1/2 (L) 
  • Ejectors: No
  • Stock: Drop at comb 1 5/8in, Drop at heel 2 1/4in, 14 1/8in at heel, 14 1/16 to centre, 14 3/8in at toe 
  • Cast OFF: 3/8in
  • Weight: 6lb 14oz
  • Location: MacNab Fine Firearms, Bedford, Virginia, USA

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