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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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After John Dickson & Son, Alexander Henry may be Edinburgh’s most famous gunmaker. Mr Henry   opened his business in 1853, and within a decade he was know throughout Scotland and the UK for his competition rifles, sporting rifles, and a major for the Henry rifling used in the famous Martini-Henry rifle. In 1870, he also invented […]

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British and Scottish gunmakers are famous for their lightweight game guns. But they also made great shotguns for waterfowl and bigger game. The Dickson boxlock you see here would be perfect in a duck blind, or beside you while you’re calling in a fat turkey. With original 1 3/8″ proofs, it can push enough shot […]

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My latest piece for Sporting Shot came out last week. Sporting Shot is the online brother of Shooting Sportsman magazine; my piece is about a spectacular collection of shotguns and rifles that I discovered last year. The 12 gauge Daniel Fraser & Co. shotguns you see here are from that collection. As you can see, […]

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Dickson round actions are one of those shotguns that guys go crazy about. First patented in 1880 and the refined throughout the 19th century, these doubles are made on a unique trigger-plate action that gives the guns their unique, rounded look. Because they’ve been making side-by-sides for 100+ years, Dickson round-action shotguns are easy to […]

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How much would you pay for a 4 gauge double barrel shotguns? For one person, the answer was $86,250.00. That’s what this 4 bore Dickson brought the other day at Julia’s March 2012 auction. With 42″ barrels, and weighing in at over 22 pounds, this gun is a beast. Eccentric British collector Charles Gordonhad it […]

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