Dickson & Sons of Edinburgh Scottish SxS Shotgun

Beautiful Engraved 30" Hammerless British Boxlock
Commonwealth Arsenal A+(2018)
Used Condition
FFL is required
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Item 807042675
Location Fairfax, VA 22032
No international shipments
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Seller must collect taxes from the following states:
VA 6%   
Inspection/ Return Policy
Three Days from the date the item is received

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Double Hammerless Boxlock by J. Dickson & Sons of Edinburgh; ca.1920 Edinburgh Production; 12 Bore; Barrels: 30" Chopper Lump Steel, Game Rib; Chambers: 3"; Choked: Modified & Full; Shared Extractor; Min. Wall Thickness: .033" & .035"; Pistol Grip Walnut Stock: LOP: 14 1/2"; Drops: 1 3/4" & 2 1/2"; Weight: 7lbs. 11oz.; Reproved at London Proof House in 1997(Still in Proof)

Stunning, second-grade hammerless boxlock by J. Dickson & Sons of Edinburgh...manufactured between the wars, this bespoke J. Dickson represents a lovely example of the work produced by one of Scotland's most celebrated makers. Identified by serial number and confirmed by feature, this model was regarded as the second of five grades, and would have been customized to the original buyers taste. The features include a 30" barrel of durable fluid steel, shared extractor, Anson & Deeley action with third cross-bolt fastener, 3" chamber, pistol grip stock of fancy flamed Walnut, and embellishment in the form of 75% coverage Acanthus scroll engraving from one of Edinburgh's most accomplished masters. A remarkably original example, this gun was undoubtedly ordered by someone of means and-despite the British tradition of frequent refurbishment-appears to have only seen standard maintenance, as well as a period reblue of the barrels and refreshing of the stock, with the factory case colors, although softening, remaining at a lovely 60%. A stunning example of an English classic from the end of Britain's golden age of gun making, this shotgun-reproved in 1997 and ready for trips afield this Fall-would be an outstanding addition to any discriminating collection.


Excellent, the re-blackened barrels are at 90%, the original bluing on the underside of the frame is evenly faded but remains at a lovely 75%, with the frame displaying softening but rich pastel case color hues trending from pink to violet and blue. There is dried lubricant, as well some honest fading, but neither rust or pitting are present on any metal surface. The markings include matching numbers, period Birmingham House proofs, J. Dickson & Sons signature on the sides of the receiver and Edinburgh address on the top rib of the barrel. None of the markings have been buffed, and the engraving is brilliantly executed, and finely preserved with crisp edges. Other markings include an importer mark on the barrel from the shotgun's re-import in 1997, as well as London House proofing from that period-the gun remains in proof. The furniture displays some handling marks and a tight, non-flexing hairline crack extending from the right of the upper tang that, having been properly attended to, does not extend all the way through. The stock is capped with a horn grip cap and period Silver's rubber recoil pad, and the forend, fitted with an Anson & Deeley release and ebony tip, is original and excellent. Mechanically flawless, the lock up is tight with both bores on face, the gun exhibits unparalleled balance, and both bores-clean and mirror bright-are excellent to near-mint.

This item is C&R eligible and will ship directly to licensed buyers unless otherwise prohibited by local law.

Your bid constitutes a legally binding contract. As always. All questions regarding anything deemed of importance must be asked prior to bidding.

Shipping anywhere other than the lower 48 extra(if you have concerns, please contact me before bidding). All firearms requiring registration are shipped from an FFL to FFL or a C&R holder(where allowed by law). Shipping occurs Tuesdays-Fridays, and items generally ship within two business days, but may take up to six business days to ship. Edged weapons and firearms that are antiques or otherwise not requiring registration(black powder muzzle loaders, flare guns, starter pistols), will require proof that the buyer is over 18 years of age in the form of a government-issued photo ID.

Face-to-face is unavailable at this time, but pre-bid inspection may be possible with advanced notice. Local delivery may also be possible..

Returns/Refunds:Items are sold with no warranty or guarantee of function, either stated or implied and buyers should consult a qualified gunsmith prior to use to ensure that firearms may be safely fired. All refunds are solely at the seller's discretion and returns will not be accepted if they were not approved by the seller. To qualify, the buyer must receive emailed approval for the return and a tracking number must be received within three days of original delivery. Returns for any reason are subject to a 10% restocking fee(exceptions made for repeat customers).

Payment due within 7 days of auction's close and FFL or C&R(where applicable) due within 30 days of auction's close. Failing receipt of either within these time frames without prior arrangements will result in the item being re-listed. As standard in the industry, FFLs are only accepted by email or postal mail and the buyer must select a dealer willing to email their license. Credit card payments taken online only..

International Bidders:International buyers are welcome but any firearm-antique or modern-must be paid for by credit card via gunbroker checkout. All firearms must be shipped to an export agent. We do not export any firearms.

This weapon is C&R eligible and will ship directly to license holders where allowed by law. FFLs and C&R's received by email or postal mail only.

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Hammerless Boxlock
Barrel Length
30 inch
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