New Inventory - John Dickson & Son Hammer Gun, made in 1876
16 gauge, bar-action sidelever hammer, side-by-side shotgun
We have just completed a gentle renovation of a rare and unique Dickson hammer gun. This gun is the first of only six 16 gauge sidelever hammer guns, and the only single gun (the other five are a pair and a trio), built by Dickson between 1876 and 1883.
This gun was delivered in January 1876, built on a Hodges Patent Action and originally with 30in damascus barrels and a lengthy well-figured 16 1/2in stock. We have now sleeved the gun, completed the mandatory re-proof and it also benefits from new 2 3/4in chambers. The stock has been shortened and finished with a slim horn heelplate at some point but it is still 15 1/8in.
The gun was was made for the High Sheriff of Northumberland, a landed proprietor of Shawdon Hall, near Alnwick in Northumberland. He obviously liked his sidelever guns as he took delivery of a pair of sidelever 20 bore Dickson Round-Actions in 1884.
- Price: POA
- Action: Bar-action Hodges Action, Rebounding locks, snap action with sidelever, Hidden Anson push rod fore-end fastener.
- Gauge: 16
- Barrel Length: 30in
- Rib: 3/8in
- Chambers: 2 3/4in (70 MM)
- Proof: Birmingham Nitro Proof at 17.0mm & 17.9mm
- Bores: 17.0mm (R) & 17.9mm (L)
- Walls: .035 (R) & .0325 (L)
- Chokes: 1/4 (R) & 1/2 (L)
- Ejectors: No
- Stock: 15 1/8in to centre
- Cast OFF: 3/8in
- Weight: 6lb
- Location: Dunkeld