JOHN DICKSON & SON
A LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE 1887 PATENT 'ROUND-ACTION' TRIGGERPLATE-ACTION EJECTOR, serial no. 7170,
for 1929, 28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'JOHN DICKSON & SON. 63 PRINCES STREET. EDINBURGH.', and gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, right wall at 19-, some pits, Dickson patent round-action incorporating patents 9399 and 10621 of 1887, use number 1677, the toplever gold-inlaid '1', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the underside gold-inlaid 'DICKSON'S PATENT', brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/4in. well-figured stock, weight 5lb. 12oz.
Provenance: The makers records list the gun as having been sold on the 23rd March 1929 with 28in. barrels, the No.1 gun of a pair
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act