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John Dickson & Son Round-Action, made in 1894

12 Gauge, patent triggerplate action, side-by-side shotgun

This classic Round-Action was delivered as No. 1 of a matched pair in October 1894. Marked with Patent Use Number 482, its the 482nd patent-gun made in the Round-Action’s 144 year history. 

The gun has the period style tight Sumner scroll with the John Dickson & Son Patent banner on the sides of the action, the engraving is very crisp with traces of colour hardening. 

The gun is fitted with a well figured long pistol-grip replacement stock, which was fitted at great expense. The gun has the unusual barrel measurement of 28 1/2 inches, but this 1/2 inch variation is exactly what the customer ordered,  

Overall, the gun is in excellent condition inside and out and is a great example of an early action gun with the shallow rimmed detonators, cokcing indicators and beautiful damascus barrels.

To prepare the gun for sale it has had a full service, re-blacked the furniture and re-browned the barrels.


  • Price: POA
  • Action: Dickson Patent Triggerplate with assisted-opener, top lever with Scott spindle and Purdey bolt, hidden third fastener and Anson push-rod fore-end.
  • Gauge: 12
  • Barrel Length : 28 1/2in
  • Chambers: 2 1/2in
  • Proof: London Nitro Proof at .729
  • Bores:  .732 (R) & .732 (L)
  • Walls:  .025 (R) &  .028 (L)
  • Chokes :  1/4 (R) & 1/2 (L)
  • Ejectors: Yes, Dickson Patent Ejector System
  • Stock dimensions: Drop at comb 1 1/2in, Drop at heel 2in, 15 3/8in to centre
  • Cast OFF: 1/8in 
  • Weight: 6lb 4oz
  • Location: Dunkeld