Help on Dickson Shotgun
Got these pictures from Damiphino seeking more information on an old Dickson shotgun. If any of you have any info on this beauty, your help would be greatly appreciated!
Most of the time the usual books and guides will cover just about any antique gun and often give you more info than you really wanted to know. However, about the time you figure "no problem, I'll just look it up" along comes one that fits my SASS alias (Damiphino).
This one is a John Dickson & Son double barrel. I was able to find out that it was manufactured in Scotland and that the company was purchased by MacNaughton in 1999 and they now operate as Dickson MacNaughton still making high end shotguns.
The gun in the pictures is said to have been purchased in Edinburgh, Scotland in about 1882. The serial number range is 17xx and according to Dickson Macnaughton that should put it's manufacture somewhere in the mid to late 1850's but that is about all the info they had. It is still in the original box and has most of the accessories except for the powder flask. There are even some of the lead balls and patches in one compartment.
There are some chips in the stock but overall considering that it is somewhere between 120 and 150 years old it is not in too bad shape.
So now is the time for any of Mr. Completely's readers to demonstrate their knowledge. If anyone has good info about the double and its value, or even a good source, leave a comment.