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SOLD - John Dickson & Son Sidelock, made in 1914

12 bore, bar-action sidelock ejector, side-by-side shotgun

With only 268 best sidelock ejector shotguns built by John Dickson & Son, it is a rare find to have one in such good condition coupled with the fact it was delivered in 1914, being one of the last Dickson guns engraved by Jack Sumner. 

Delivered as a single gun as a 21st birthday present in July 1914, we can only speculate that the gun fired its first shots the following month on the Glorious Twelfth. The action is foliate scroll engraved by Sumner in his classic style and fitted with a well figured stock which includes a 1 3/4in extension. New 28in barrels were fitted in 1953 and are in excellent condition. The gun comes in its oak-and-leather case with the name of the original owner emblazoned across the lid.

The original ownership of this has a tragic tale behind it, which you can read about here.


  • Action: Bar-action sidelock ejector, top lever with Scott spindle and Purdey bolt, Anson push-rod fore-end 
  • Gauge: 12
  • Barrel Material: Steel
  • Barrel Length : 28in
  • Chambers: 2 1/2in
  • Proof: Birmingham Nitro Proof in 1953 at .729 
  • Bores: .732 (R) & .732 (L)
  • Walls: .035 (R) & .032 (L)
  • Chokes : IMP CYL (R) & 1/4 (L)
  • Ejectors: Yes, Southgate type
  • Stock dimensions: 15 7/8in to centre 
  • Cast Off: 3/8in
  • Weight: 6lb 11 1/2oz
  • Location: Dunkeld