James MacNaughton and Sons 'Skeleton' 28
28 Gauge, triggerplate action, side-by-side shotgun
The business of James MacNaughton was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1864 after MacNaughton had served an apprenticeship with John Dickson. The MacNaughton's established themselves as builders of fine guns and would go on to patent the 'Edinburgh' gun in 1879. a triggerplate action gun in the similar guise as the Dickson Round-Action. However, MacNaughton would introduce a variant, the bar-in-wood or 'Skeleton' action. With a reduction in the metal surface of the action instead being covered with extending the stock over the action which showcases the beautiful wood, making for a very graceful and sleek looking action for which the gun has now become very sought after by enthusiasts and collectors. In 1947 the company was acquired by John Dickson and Son, who are the only manufacturers in the world of this action making it a truly unique Scottish, handmade side-by-side gun. The company also continues to provide a full repair, restoration and record enquiry service for the vintage MacNaughton guns.
A handmade 28 bore “bar in wood” with a dark, rich stock shown off by the shape of the action. The exquisite engraving executed by Peter Cusack with the MacNaughton trademark best vine-leaf pattern. Comes beautifully presented in an oak & leather case complete with canvas cover and a full complement of accessories.
- Gauge: 28
- Barrel Length: 27in
- Chambers: 2 3/4in
- Proof: London Nitro Proof
- Chokes: 3/4 (R) & 3/4 (L)
- Stock Length: 15 1/4in at center
- Weight: 5lb 4oz
- Location: Dunkeld