John Dickson and Son Boxlock made in 1934
12 Gauge, A & D Ejector, side-by-side shotgun
We are pleased to be able to offer this particular boxlock ejector gun, it being the very first of the 16000 series boxlock guns that was introduced in 1934.
The 16000 series were all lightweight guns with 2 1/2in chambers, 27in barrels, Improved Cylinder and 3/4 chokes and weighed just under 6lb. They all had full engraving coverage and well-figured stocks with panels and points. The later guns would have scalloped frames and the J. Dickson & Son banner on the sides. Approximately 100 of these guns were made for stock between 1934 and 1939.
The gun is in fine condition inside and out with full-coverage bold scroll engraving and 'Dickson & Son' cartouche engraved on the side of the action. The gun has the sculpted fences that would later be on the 'Capital' model from the 1950's. The gun is fitted with a well-figured stock, with fine chequering and finished off with a classic red Silvers recoil pad. The barrels measure well and still have their original choke designation, there are a few minor pit marks in the tubes towards the muzzle.
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 and re-oiled. The barrels have had their engraving re-cut and have been re-blacked.
- Price: £1850
- Action: Anson & Deeley, top lever with Scott spindle and Purdey bolt, rocker safety and Anson push-rod fore-end.
- Gauge: 12
- Barrel Length : 27in
- Chambers: 2 1/2in
- Proof: Birmingham Nitro Re-proof at .729 in 1953
- Bores: .734 (R) & .735 (L)
- Walls: .030 (R) & .030 (L)
- Chokes : Imp Cyl (R) & 3/4 (L)
- Ejectors: Yes, Southgate type
- Stock dimensions: Drop at comb 1 9/16in, Drop at heel 2 3/8in, 15 1/16in at heel, 14 15/16in to centre, 15 5/16 at toe
- Cast Off: 1/2in
- Weight: 6lb 1oz
- Location: Dunkeld