JOHN DICKSON & SON
A 12-BORE 1887 PATENT 'ROUND-ACTION' TRIGGERPLATE-ACTION EJECTOR, serial no. 5209,
for 1900, 29in. fine damascus nitro 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. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, Dickson patent round-action incorporating patents 9399 and 10621 of 1887, use number 815, the toplever gold-inlaid '1', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, profusely engraved with bold acanthus scrollwork and with scrolling banners engraved 'JOHN DICKSON & SON PATENT' to the sides, retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 3/4in. figured replacement stock, weight 6lb. 6oz., in a lightweight canvas and leather case
Provenance: A photocopy of the makers records (supplied with the Lot) confirms that the gun was sold on the 10th December 1900 to 'H. Ferrier Kerr' with 29in. barrels
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act