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Selling: December 8, 2013

Lot 486: John Dickson & Sons - SxS

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John Dickson & Son Double Barrel 450 Express Hammer Rifle
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Serial #John Dickson & Sons - SxS ManufacturerJohn Dickson & Sons ModelSxS
TypeRifle Gauge450 Express Catalog Page106
Barrel28 Inch Solid Rib FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1886. The solid rib is tapped for scope mounting (four holes), is fitted with a blade front sight and a three leaf rear sight (two folding, one fixed) and is marked "JOHN DICKSON & SON, 63 PRINCES STREET EDINBURGH". The barrel flats are marked with crown/letter proofs, the serial number and "450 EX". The barrels have an extractor and a band of light engraving at the breech. The water table is marked with the serial number, two "crown/V" proofs and "JD&S". The lock plates are marked "JOHN DICKSON & SON". The nicely figured custom replacement forearm and pistol grip stock feature multi-point checkering, a metal grip cap, a blank initial oval and a solid Old English Pachmayr recoil pad. Established in 1820, John Dickson & Son continues to manufacture quality firearms under the name Dickson & MacNaughton, which brought together many of the most famous names in Scottish gunmaking under one trade company.

ConditionVery fine as professionally refurbished. The rifle retains 98% of the blue finish with some minor thinning on the break lever. The upper tang has been repaired and the right lock plate has a couple finished over spots of minor pitting. The wood is very fine with a couple small chips missing near the upper tang and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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