JOHN DICKSON & SON
A PAIR OF LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE 1887 PATENT 'ROUND ACTION' TRIGGERPLATE-ACTION EJECTORS, serial no. 7208 / 9,
28in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, the ribs engraved 'JOHN DICKSON & SON. 32 HANOVER STREET, EDINBURGH', and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and full choke, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, some pitting No.1 gun, Dickson patent round-actions incorporating patents 9399 and 10621 of 1887, use numbers 1701 and 1702, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, actions and furniture engraved with fine acanthus scrollwork and floral bouquets, the undersides gold-inlaid 'DICKSON'S PATENT', bright finish overall, 14 3/4in. figured stocks, weight 6lb. 4oz. (No.1) and 6lb. (No.2), in their leather case with green velveteen lining, panoramic trade label, internal protecting flap and with a canvas and leather outer
Provenance: The makers records list this pair of guns as being completed with 28in. barrels on the 10th May 1930 for D.S. Carson, Kilmacolm
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act