"JOHN DICKSON & SON ROUND ACTION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 3891. Cal. 12 ga. Wonderful old Dickson with 26" sleeved steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, third bite rib extension, extractor & dbl underbite with dbl triggers. Top rib is marked with maker's name & address and engraved with a large "2" which number is also found on opening lever & inside forend iron as well as on bottom tang. All metal is engraved in wonderful, extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns. Fences have a tapered rib around back radius and top tang has a gold rectangle marked "SAFE" and also has gold cocked indicators. Orig Damascus bbls were cut at about 3-1/4" and steel bbls, which are serial numbered to action, with all matching numbers everywhere, were fitted. Mounted with wonderful, streaky, honey & chocolate, marblecake Circassian walnut with a full checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock, 14-1/4" over a thick serrated hard rubber buttplate. There is a blank silver initial oval on bottom. Bbl flats are nitro proofed to three tons and are marked 2-1/2". Chambers measure 2-3/4". Bore diameter: left - .729, right - .730. Bore restrictions: left - .037, right - .023. Wall thickness: left - .036, right - .033. Drop at heel: 2-1/2", drop at comb: 1-3/4". Weight: 6 lbs. 6.4 oz. CONDITION: Fine, bbls as noted. Bbls retain 97-98% wonderful English rust blue with only faint muzzle & breech edge wear. Receiver is a gray metal color and trigger guard retains about all of its restored finish. Stock has a repaired crack through wrist and forearm has a replaced long sliver at tip which needs re-gluing and has a few chips from edges, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59882 JR276 (4,000-7,000)"
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