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New Inventory - John Dickson & Son Round-Action, made in 1924

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

Sourcing good Round-Actions is an ever increasing challenge and with the uncertainty of a lead-free future still in front of us we are very pleased to offer this vintage Round-Action with new 2 3/4in chambered steel barrels.

Delivered as one of a trio of guns on Monday 11th August 1924, we can only excitedly speculate that they fired their first shots the very next day on the Glorious Twelfth. Marked with Patent Use Number 1596, its the 1596th patent gun made in the Round-Action’s 143 year history. 

The gun is in superb condition throughout combined with the fact that Dickson's fitted new steel chopper-lump barrels to the gun in 1989, which still measure as new today. In 2022, we lengthened the chambers to 2 3/4in and submitted and passed the mandatory re-proof.

In order to prepare the gun for sale, we have fitted a new joint pin, re-blacked the barrels and furniture, re-cut all engraving on the pins, gently cleaned and re-oiled the stock and fore-end and cleaned out the chequering. The well-figured stock is finished off with  7/8in leather covered pad which gives the gun a nice long length of pull. The gun comes fitted in a Brady style lightweight leather case which is in as-new condition. 

The gun has good provenance and a great story covering its ownership over the last 40 years.


  • Price: £19,500
  • 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
  • Chambers: 2 3/4in
  • Proof: London Re-Proof at .728 in 2022 (new barrels 1989)
  • Bores:  .726 (R) & .726 (L)
  • Walls:  .038 (R) &  .038 (L)
  • Chokes :  IMP CYL (R) & 1/2 (L)
  • Rib: 3/8in -> 1/8in
  • Ejectors: Yes, Dickson Patent Ejector System
  • Stock dimensions: Drop at comb 1 1/2in, Drop at heel 1/7in, 15 5/8in to centre
  • Cast ON: 5/8in 
  • Weight: 6lb 14oz
  • Location: Dunkeld

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