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SOLD - John Dickson & Son Round-Action, made in 1896

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

This single vintage Round-Action was delivered in July 1896 to a merchant who lived in Edinburgh. Marked with Patent Use Number 575, its the 575th patent-gun made in the Round-Actions 141 year history. The action has the traditional scroll engraving for the period and the chiseled dandelion detonators that were a characteristic feature during a period of only two years. 

At some point in the last 126 years of service, the barrels have been sleeved but giving it a new lease of life with the benefit of 2 3/4in chambers. The action has crisp engraving and is in fine condition inside and out and fitted with a very highly figured stock.

The gun is currently going through a sympathetic restoration in order to prepare it for sale. We have priced the gun to reflect its condition and it would be a perfect way to get into owning your first Round-Action.


  • 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 : 28in SLEEVED
  • Chambers: 2 3/4in
  • Proof: Birmingham Nitro Proof .728
  • Bores:  .728 (R) & .730 (L)
  • Walls:  .030 (R) &  .035 (L)
  • Chokes :  1/4 (R) & 3/4 (L)
  • Ejectors: Yes, Dickson Patent Ejector System
  • Stock dimensions: Drop at comb 1 5/8in, Drop at heel 2 1/4in, 14 1/8in to centre
  • Cast Off: 3/8in 
  • Weight: 6lb 8oz
  • Location: Dunkeld

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