JOHN DICKSON & SON
A 12-BORE 1887 PATENT 'ROUND-ACTION' TRIGGERPLATE-ACTION EJECTOR, serial no. 7395,
for 1939, 27in. replacement nitro chopperlump barrels (in 1959), the rib engraved 'JOHN DICKSON & SON. 21 FREDERICK STREET. EDINBURGH.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 3/4 choke in both, Dickson patent round-action incorporating patents 9399 and 10621 of 1887, use number 1836, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the underside gold-inlaid 'DICKSON'S PATENT', retaining traces of original colour-hardening and finish, 15 1/4in. well-figured stock (minor losses to rear of top tang and crack at hand), weight 6lb. 8oz, in its lightweight leather case
Provenance: The makers records list the gun as having been sold on the 18th September 1939 with 27in. barrels
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act