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*FINE JOHN DICKSON ROUND TRIGGER PLATE ACTION EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 7549. (1952) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “John Dickson & Son. (Incorporating Mortimer & Son). Edinburgh.” on narrow, concave, game rib with third bite extension. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Classic, case hardened, round bar, trigger plate action features pivoting bite third fastener, non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), Dickson’s unique ejector system (which lifts cartridges very high when acting as plain extractors), and double triggers. Patent use no. “1890” is stamped on water table. Action is engraved with traditional small scroll and rose bouquets. “John Dickson & Son” is on each side of action, and “Dickson’s Patent” is gold inlaid on trigger plate in front of trigger guard bow. Top lever and trigger guard are blued, and scroll engraved, with SN at grip. Newly made (by Purdey trained stocker, Adam Davies), exceptionally well figured, and dark marbled European walnut round knob, semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt. Flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. Matching splinter forend is stamped with action patent use number on iron, and has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.728, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (I Mod), right -.020 (Lt Mod). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain approx 98% very fine satiny re-black, engraving softened. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, vivid where protected, turning to silver and pewter gray at normal wear points, and on fences. Top lever is silvered slightly at thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains traces of what appears to be its orig blue. Fine replacement stock retains nearly all of its orig rubbed oil finish with a few light handling marks. Orig forend is refinished to match, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A fine, eminently usable example of this Scottish classic. 4-49238 MGM268 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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