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SOLD - Unusual John Dickson and Son Boxlock made in 1954

12 gauge, A & D Ejector, side-by-side shotgun


We are very pleased to offer this classic heavy-frame boxlock with border engraving and a pistol-grip stock. At first glance this might be the usual Birmingham-made boxlock that Dickson's simply retailed but this gun was made in the Edinburgh workshop.

We know this by the quality of internal parts in building the gun and the use of the same components used in the construction of a Dickson 'Best' gun - a Round-Action. The action and furniture pins, keyed top-lever and fore-end push-rod work are all from a Round-Action build.

The gun is in superb condition inside and out with traces of colour on the action, triggerplate, fore-end iron and even on the trigger blades. The gun was ordered for heavy use - 2 3/4in chambers, a 3/8in raised file-cut rib, tight chokes and third-bite - the barrels still conform to its original specification from 1954 and show little signs of use. The gun has a lightly figured but very strong 'Round-Action' shaped pistol-grip stock with a horn grip cap fitted and a fully formed splinter type fore-end wood.

The gun was made for gentleman from a small town in North Lanarkshire, about 8 1/2 miles east of Glasgow city centre.  

In order to prepare the gun for sale we have given the gun a full service, strip and clean and the stock and fore-end wood has been sympathetically cleaned, re-oiled and the chequering cleaned out. All other metalwork carries its original finish.

  • Gauge12
  • Barrel Length: 28in
  • Rib: 3/8in raised file cut
  • Chambers: 2 3/4in (70 MM)
  • Proof: Birmingham Nitro Proof
  • Bores: Proved at .729 - now .731 in both 
  • Walls: .027 in both
  • Chokes:  1/2 (R) & Full (L)
  • Stock: Pistol-grip with horn cap, 14 1/8in to center, Drop at 1 ½in comb and  2in at heel
  • Cast OFF3/8in 
  • Weight: 7lb 4oz
  • Location: Dunkeld