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bushveld #630758 05/28/23 09:44 PM
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I've worked with both Graham Mackenzie and J P Daeschler, having purchased 2 Dicksons from Graham and one from JP. In answer to your question, Steve Howell, the one from JP is indeed a bar-in-wood 16 ga. hammer gun with damascus barrels that was displayed at the Southern last year. (I did PM Steve Davis's info to you). I've visited Graham, and have passed through Dunkeld many times, but never stopped, but that was when Bob Palmer still owned Dickson. I believe Graham was refurbishing Dicksons for years before JP purchased Dickson. Now they might be competing. I have met both in the UK, would trust either one and each does excellent work. Graham still stores a Dickson for me for when I shoot driven birds in the UK.
Glad to hear that Steve Davis is doing well.

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Thank you Dr. Wurman, I did receive your PM with Steve Davis' info.

Kindest Regards;
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I purchased my Dickson through Dan Morgan. He gets them through Graham McKinley over in Scotland. I know Dan is a very skilled gunsmith.


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As I understand there were less than 2K made in the round action. That would make them extremely "rare" I would think. Mine was made in 1943 and looks great (thanks to Graham McKinley) and has the original owner's initials engraved in the oval as well as on the case.
At 6lb's it is a wonder to shoot.


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Originally Posted by ClapperZapper
Yes, apologies,
Skeleton Macnaughton. 28 bore

Jonny is the host of TGS shooting on YouTube,
And Jonathon Mcgee is a very well known shooting lifestyle photographer/videographer.

When I was in their shop the racks had mostly museum type restoration level guns.
Graham Macinlay had far more shooter level type round actions.

I’ll scrounge up the links for them.



Clapper Zapper/Leonard Wurman;

My friend Ken Ide just sent me a photo from Boothroyd's "Shotguns and Gunsmiths" of a 16 gauge John Dickson & Son round action gun with "wood covered action" (Boothrody's words) so at least there is one of them in existence.

I hope that we can see a new John Dickson & Son round action gun come of of their shop in the near future. To build a best quality gun such as that requires someone to step up to the plate and make 50% or more of deposit for the expected final price of the gun; hopefully someone will do that while there are craftsman alive who can build one, and who have an apprentice or associate who can be with the entire process and learn how to build them for the future.

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Stephen Howell

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McNaughton video


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Thank you Mike.
I couldn’t find that video as easily as I thought.

Jonathan makes very beautiful sporting videos for clients.


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Cool video. I especially love the line, "We are normal people." Says the guy that has just uncased his new McNaughton double while wearing a suit that cost more than most guns. And 20 degrees C is "hot"? It is a different world over there smile


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I believe Dickson's made just under 1800 Round Actions and a very few were 20 bore's. I am guessing David Mckay Brown may have made another 500 in SxS.


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I’m pretty sure the gun is a loaner that has been making the rounds with various centers of influence.
Same with the Krieghoff pair and the B Rizzini pair.
Jonathon’s videos, and his name recognition, bring eyeballs.

A bespoke shooting suit is about the same price as a customized off the rack suit.
I was paying $800.00 for an HSM suit finished to measure, in 1986, just for some perspective.

If you have never worn a made to measure suit, I would recommend it.
Shooting suits sell on eBay lightly worn, made of premium fabrics, easily altered, frequently for very little.
A Norfolk shooting jacket is a lifetime garment.

Fwiw, because of the market structure in the UK, many estates have to let days. This allows the public to enjoy the sport.
If you shoot as a single gun, you can be shooting with anyone that wants a go.

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