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Preater-Engraved John Dickson & Son Round-Action 12 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun

Preater Engraved John Dickson & Son Round-Action 12 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun

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Product Code: JDSRA12G
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Rare Ken Preater engraved Round-Action. This is the #1 of a pair of guns engraved by Ken. He was the top engraver at Holland & Holland and he only engraved two Round-Actions. A truley unique Dickson in virtually unused condition.

PREATER-ENGRAVED Dickson patent Round-Action 12 bore game gun with 27" blacked round nitro proved chopper-lump barrels that are fit with ejectors, a smooth concave game rib and a brass bead front sight. The rib is engraved "JOHN DICKSON & SON, 21 FREDERICK STREET, EDINBURGH." and has a gold-inlaid "1" in an oval near the breech. Proved for 2-3/4" cartridges and choked Improved Cylinder & Improved Modified. The sides of the vibrant case color hardened action body are finely engraved with game scenes of pheasant, partridge and grouse in their natural habitats, surrounded by flowing leaf and scroll carved in relief on a matted background with
"JOHN DICKSON & SON" in scrolling banners. Carved fences in high relief with filiform leaf motifs on a matted background. The underside of the action body is gold-inlaid with "DICKSON'S PATENT" and the triggerplate is signed "Engr. K. E. PREATER". The action is fit with gold-washed cocking levers, case color hardened double triggers, blacked top lever with gold-inlaid "1" and automatic safety with gold-inlaid "SAFE" ahead of the checkered safety slide. Boldly-figured deluxe quality walnut stock with traditional English straight hand grip, engraved gold stock oval and splinter fore-end with Anson type push button release with "1" on the fore-end tip. 15” LOP to a checkered butt, Cast Off 1/4” at face, 6 Lbs. 4 Oz. The shotgun lives in the associated trunk case.

Shotgun incorporates Dickson patents 9399 and 10621 of 1887.

Ken Preater was Holland & Holland's chief engraver and was responsible for much of the work on the Products of Excellence Series and many of the unique commissions that Holland & Holland undertook in the 1970's and 1980's.

This shotgun is featured in the June 2022 issue of "The Field" magazine in the article, "The Best British Gunmakers of Today" pp. 48-49 while discussing John Dickson & Son. This article is also on their website - please click on the provided link.
    • Gauge: 12
    • Barrel Length: 27 inches
    • Chambers: 2-3/4 inches
    • Chokes: Improved Cylinder & Improved Modified
    • Stock Length: 15 inches
    • Cast Off: 1/4" at face
    • Weight: 6 Lbs. 4 Oz