JOHN DICKSON & SON
A 12-BORE 'LONDON PATTERN' SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 5855,
29in. nitro reproved barrels, rib engraved 'JOHN DICKSON & SON. 63 PRINCES STREET. EDINBURGH.', and gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. choke both, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, toplever gold-inlaid '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving, the sideplates with cartouches inscribed 'JOHN DICKSON & SON', retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 13 1/2in. highly-figured stock, weight 6lb. 6oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed as No.2 of a pair on 26th July 1906 for Lewis B. Spence, a stockbroker in Edinburgh.
Please see previous Lot 1449 for the No.1 gun and Lot 169 for their double guncase
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