JOHN DICKSON & SON
AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE 1887 PATENT ROUND-ACTION TRIGGERPLATE-ACTION EJECTORS, serial no. 7327 / 8,
27in. nitro chopperlump barrels, ribs engraved 'JOHN DICKSON & SON. 32. HANOVER STREET. EDINBURGH.' and gold-inlaid '1' and '2', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/2 and 3/4 choke, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, treble-grip Dickson patent round-actions incorporating patents 9399 and 10621 of 1887, use numbers 1785 and 1786, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, best fine bouquet and scroll engraving, the undersides gold-inlaid 'DICKSONS PATENT', retaining traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. figured stocks, the stocks and fore-end woods unchequered, weight 5lb. 12oz., in their green velveteen-lined lightweight leather case with interior protecting flap, some accessories and canvas and leather outer
Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this pair of shotguns were completed August 1936 as best quality with no chequering to the woodwork for an R. Farlie
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