Super rare Dickson Double Rifle brings big $$$$$….

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.

Dickson Round Action Double Rifle
Dickson Round Action Double Rifle

I was told that Dickson made fewer than 20 round action double rifles. That kind of scarcity, plus this examples good looking condition, are certainly the reason behind it’s high price. Here’s the info on the gun from the auctioneer:

John Dickson & Son side by side top lever double-barrel Express rifle, .500 cal., London and black powder proof barrels with ejectors, a highly scroll engraved receiver, trigger guard, lever and tang, a gold-filled safe indicator, a right-handed English walnut stock with a cheek rest, a pistol grip with checkering to the wrist and fore end and a brass escutcheon on the butt stock, serial #4655, 28″ barrels.

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3 thoughts on “Super rare Dickson Double Rifle brings big $$$$$….

  1. This was going to be no surprise on the final price running away from the pre-sale estimate. The rifles are seriously collectable.

    This particular rifle was ordered 5th November 1894 and according to the Dickson records is one of only 14 double round-action rifles ever made.

  2. Thanks for the info. It looked like a nice rifle. I hope someone is putting some rounds through it. It deserves to see some action again.


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