JOHN DICKSON & SON
AN EARLY 12-BORE SOUTHGATE & WOODWARD 'AUTOMATIC' 1876 PATENT PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3436,
30in. sleeved nitro barrels, the rib re-engraved 'JOHN DICKSON & SON. 63. PRINCES STREET. EDINBURGH.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, T. Southgate & J. Woodward patent 'Automatic' action, patent no. 600 of 14th February 1876, use number 25, (self-cocking feature not operating), carved percussion fences, rebounding sidelocks, one hammer a replacement, best fine acanthus scroll engraving, brushed bright finish overall, 14 1/8in. figured stock with steel heel and toe plates, fore-end with recessed Anson push rod release, weight 6lb. 13oz.
Provenance: This gun was completed on 12th January 1897
Other Notes: The gunmaking business of John Dickson and Son was founded in Edinburgh in 1820, making it Scotland's oldest gunmaker and celebrating 200 years of fine Scottish gunmaking in 2020. Over the years, the company has grown to incorporate some of the finest Scottish gunmaking names into one gun making business - James MacNaughton and Sons, Alexander Henry, Daniel Fraser, Alex Martin and Mortimer and Son.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act