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New Inventory - Pair of John Dickson & Son Round-Actions, made in 1893

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

This matched pair of guns were originally delivered four months apart in 1893 to the 7th Viscount Melville to mark his coming-of-age 21st birthday.  

Marked with Patent Use Numbers 453 & 475, its the 453rd and 475th patent-guns made in the Round-Action’s 141 year history. The guns were delivered with 29in barrels, but have been sleeved to 27in.

These are early action guns so have the shallow detonators and cocking indicators, the engraving is the period style tight Sumner scroll with John Dickson & Son Patent in banners on the action sides. The guns are fitted with figured stocks.  

The guns are currently going through a sympathetic restoration in order to prepare them for sale. 

Specification

Price: £14,500

Gun No. 1

  • 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 : 27in
  • Chambers: 2 1/2in
  • Proof: Birmingham Nitro Re-Proof at .729 
  • Bores:  .733 (R) &  .732 (L)
  • Walls:  .030 (R) &  .035 (L)
  • Chokes :  1/4 (R) & 1/4 (L)
  • Ejectors: Yes, Dickson Patent Ejector System
  • Stock dimensions: Drop at comb 1 1/2inDrop at heel 2 1/8in, 14 1/4in to centre
  • Cast Off: 1/8in
  • Weight:  6lb 2oz

Gun No. 2

  • 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 : 27in
  • Chambers: 2 1/2in
  • Proof: Birmingham Nitro Re-Proof at .729 
  • Bores:  .730 (R) &  .730 (L)
  • Walls:  .030 (R) &  .032 (L)
  • Chokes :  1/4 (R) & 1/4 (L)
  • Ejectors: Yes, Dickson Patent Ejector System
  • Stock dimensions: Drop at comb 1 1/2inDrop at heel 2 1/8in, 14 1/4in to centre
  • Cast Off: 1/4in
  • Weight:  6lb 3oz

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