12g hammer gun by John Dickson & Son - 31 x 2 1/2" damascus barrels
This Dickson hammer gun was built in 1866 and started off life as a pinfire. The conversions from pinfire to centre fire can very often be quite crude, but this has been really sympathetically done with a pair of nose-less hammers. The locks, action, lever, etc. are very well engraved with fine scroll, with some fine detail chiselled into the ball of action which runs off the bars of the 31″ Damascus barrels. Other than the conversion, the gun is totally original and hasn’t been got at. The gun was recently re-black powder proved and is in proof, but with the wall thickness down to 19 & 14 thou, I’m selling it as a Dickson curio or collectors’ piece, not a shooter. The gun has a beautifully figured 14 5/8″ straight-hand stock to a steel butt-plate. It’s a real beauty, just a shame it’s not 30 thou thick. It will make a great addition to any Scottish gun collection.