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New Inventory - Pair of John Dickson and Son Round-Actions made in 1924

12 Gauge, patent triggerplate action, side-by-side shotguns

Sourcing good pairs of Round-Actions is an ever increasing challenge and with the uncertainty of a lead-free future still in front of us we are very pleased to offer a pair of vintage Round-Actions with new 2 3/4in chambered steel barrels.

The pair were originally delivered on Monday 11th August 1924, so we can only excitedly speculate that they fired their first shots the very next day on the Glorious Twelfth. 

Marked with Patent Use Number 1596/7, its the 1596th and 1597th patent-guns made in the Round-Action’s 141 year history. Delivered with 29in barrels, the original barrels were shortened at some point to 28in and then Dickson's fitted new 28in barrels to No. 1 gun in 1989. They measure as new today and we have lengthen the chambers to  2 3/4in and undertaken the mandatory re-proof. The barrels on the No. 2 are in poor condition and so we are currently fitting new 28in barrels to this gun, again with 2 3/4in chambers. The actions and all engraving is crisp with a hint of colour hardening and the well figured stocks are finished off with 1in leather-covered Silvers recoil pads. The guns are fitted to a re-conditioned Dickson oak-and-leather double case with all the usual accessories. To prepare the guns for sale, they are currently undergoing a major restoration and will be ready in the spring of 2022. 

The guns have a good provenance and a great story covering their ownership over the last 35 years.

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Specification

Price: POA

Gun No. 1

  • Action: Dickson Patent Triggerplate with assisted-opener, top lever with Scott spindle and Purdey bolt, hidden third fastener and Anson push-rod fore-end.
  • Gauge: 12
  • Barrel Length : 28in
  • Chambers: 2 3/4in
  • Proof: London Nitro Re-Proof at 18.5mm in 2021 
  • Bores:  18.5 (R) &  18.5 (L)
  • Walls:  .034 (R) &  .034 (L)
  • Chokes :  IMP CYL (R) & 5/8 (L)
  • Ejectors: Yes, Dickson Patent Ejector System
  • Stock dimensions: 
  • Cast Off: 3/8in
  • Weight: 

Gun No. 2

  • Action: Dickson Patent Triggerplate with assisted-opener, top lever with Scott spindle and Purdey bolt, hidden third fastener and Anson push-rod fore-end.
  • Gauge: 12
  • Barrel Length : 28in
  • Chambers: 2 3/4in
  • Proof: London Nitro Proof at 18.5mm in 2022
  • Bores:  TBA (R) & TBA (L)
  • Walls: TBA (R) &  TBA (L)
  • Chokes :  TBA (R) & TBA (L)
  • Ejectors: Yes, Dickson Patent Ejector System
  • Stock dimensions: 
  • Cast Off: 3/8in
  • Weight: