Really rare gun alert: 16 bore John Dickson round action …

 

John Dickson , Edinburgh .16 bore round action ejector with damascus barrels . Made 1905 for sale:
John Dickson , Edinburgh .16 bore round action ejector with damascus barrels . Made 1905 for sale:

Here’s your chance to buy one of the rarest and most beautiful side-by-side shotguns ever made.John Dickson , Edinburgh .16 bore round action ejector with damascus barrels . Made 1905 for sale:

John Dickson & Son has been building Round Action shotguns since the 1880s. Since then, they’ve made approximately 2,000 of these SxSs. Of these, I believe fewer than a dozen of these have been sixteen gauges.

John Dickson , Edinburgh .16 bore round action ejector with damascus barrels . Made 1905 for sale:
John Dickson , Edinburgh .16 bore round action ejector with damascus barrels . Made 1905 for sale:

Besides being a rare gauge, the one you see here is special for couple other reasons, to: First, the engraving. It’s an unusual pattern, probably executed by Harry Kell. Second, the damascus barrels. According to the seller, this gun was made in 1905. That’s late for damascus barrels, so whoever ordered this gun specified that he want them instead of fluid-steel.

John Dickson , Edinburgh .16 bore round action ejector with damascus barrels . Made 1905 for sale:
John Dickson , Edinburgh .16 bore round action ejector with damascus barrels . Made 1905 for sale:

John Dickson , Edinburgh .16 bore round action ejector with damascus barrels . Made 1905 for sale: A very rare gun with perfect nitro proved damascus barrels. Made 1905. Model: Round action. Bore: 16. Chambers: 2 1/2″. Ejectors: yes. Barrel Type: Damascus. Triggers: 2. Stock: 15 3/8″. Stock Cast: right hand cast off. LOP: 15 3/8″. Manufacture Date: 1905. Choke Left: 1/4. Choke Right: imp cyl. Proof:Nitro: London nitro. Price: $39,000

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