John Dickson & Son Round-Action, made in 1910
12 Gauge, patent triggerplate action, Single trigger, side-by-side shotgun
We are very pleased to be able to offer this vintage Round-Action that was delivered as a No. 2 gun of a pair in October 1910. Marked with Patent Use Number 1379, it's the 1379th patent gun made in the Round-Action’s 143 year history.
This gun has the period style Sumner bold acanthus scroll with the John Dickson & Son Patent banner on the sides of the action, which is still crisp, and is fitted with a well figured stock. The gun has the classic 29in steel barrels, 29in being the optimum length for a Dickson triggerplate action gun, the barrels still measure well. The gun is also fitted with a Westley Richards Single-trigger, which is a rare and unusual fitment for a Round-Action gun.
This gun was made for a member of the Charles Connell & Co. ship building family, the shipyard founded by Captain Charles Connell in 1861 at Scotstown on the river Clyde in Glasgow. The family of Captain Charles Connell were very good customers of Dickson's having purchased twenty four guns in a relatively short period, nineteen of these being 12 bore 29in barrelled Round-Action guns and even one Round-Action double rifle in .400/.360. The Connells owned extensive grouse moors in Scotland and obviously put their array of guns to good sporting use.
- Price: £14,500
- Action: Dickson Patent Triggerplate with assisted-opener, Westley Richards Single Trigger, top lever with Scott spindle and Purdey bolt, hidden third fastener and Anson push-rod fore-end.
- Gauge: 12
- Barrel Length : 29in
- Chambers: 2 1/2in
- Proof: London Nitro Proof at 12 (.729)
- Bores: .733 (R) & .733 (L)
- Walls: .030 (R) & .028 (L)
- Chokes : 1/4 (R) & 3/8 (L)
- Ejectors: Yes, Dickson Patent Ejector System
- Stock dimensions: Drop at comb 1 1/2in, Drop at heel 2 1/4in, 14 5/8in to centre
- Cast Off: 3/4in
- Weight: 6lb 7oz
- Location: Dunkeld
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