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For decades now, AyA’s No 2 Grade sidelock shotguns have been one of the best deals in a custom made side-by-side. Introduced in the ’50s, thousands of them have been sold to shooters across Europe and in the US, including famous gunwriter Michael McIntosh, He had one built for him in ’90s, and he shot the crap out […]

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Pre-Owned John Dickson & Son ‘Round Action’ SxS Double Barrel Shotguns: A pre-owned pair of 12 bore John Dickson & Son ‘Round Action’ Ejector Shotgun with 27 inch barrels at our New York Showroom. John Dickson & Son best quality round action ejector with double trigger and automatic safety. Price: $45,000  Barrels Barrel Length: 27 Inches; #2 […]

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James D. Julia’s Spring, 2016, Firearms Auction kicks off next Monday, 3/14. As usual, there a bunch of impressive doubles in this sale. Along with a pile of big-bore rifles made for Indian Royalty (check out this 4 bore) and this great looking 12 gauge Lefever Optimus made for President Benjamin Harrison, the sale also include […]

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Of all the iconic British designs for hammerless double barrel shotguns, the Dickson Round Action is certainly the most unique. And according to a lot of people, it’s also the most beautiful. Take a look at this one which just came up at Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers in Edinburgh, Scotland to see if you agree. James […]

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John Dickson of Edinburgh BEST Round action with new barrels by the maker and Huey cased: This Dickson is as sound as they come and has new chopperlump barrels by Dickson proofed in London. According to the new Donald Dallas book on John Dickson this gun was completed the 12 of April 1896. Price: $18,800 Antique: Yes […]

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John Dickson of Edinburgh, 12g Round Action SxS shotgun with super rare sidelever: The Dickson round action is arguably considered to be the most elegant of all the side by side shotguns. Combine this with what is thought of as the most elegant of opening methods, the side lever, almost nirvana of the sidelock shotgun has […]

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About twenty-five years ago, the beginning of the double-gun renaissance began. The Double Gun Journal was a big part of this resurgence. So were Donald Dallas’s books on the famous London gunmakers. Dallas published his first book  — Boss & Co, Builders of Best Guns Only — in 1995.  Books about James Purdey & Sons and Holland […]

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What do you get when you cross the sleekness of a Scottish round-action with the elegance of bar-in-wood design? The shotgun you see here: The Edinburgh Gun by James MacNaughton & Sons. James MacNaughton opened his gunmaking business in 1864 and in 1879 he introduced his Edinburgh Patent Hammerless Ejector – the world’s first “round-action” […]

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Last week I put up this post about a rare Dickson Round Action double rifle. It went off at auction on Saturday, 10/6, and the hammer price blew away the pre-sale estimate. The Dickson hammered down at $23,700 vs. a pre-sale estimate of $6-8,000. I was told that Dickson made fewer than 20 round action […]

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