JOHN DICKSON & SON
AN EARLY AND RARE SIDELEVER VARIANT 16-BORE 1880 PATENT 'SKELETON' ROUND-ACTION NON-EJECTOR, serial no. 3808,
There is rare and what almost has to be one of a kind. A round action, side lever is very rare. This is a gun from Holt's auction a few years back. Had a through crack at the wrist. Barrels replaced by David Mckay Brown in 1970. So even with a cracked wrist and replacement barrels it still is worth a ton. They made three 16 bore skeleton round actions, from research and this is the only known side lever I was told. Estimate was 3,000-5,000 pounds. Commissioned bids were 8,000 pounds before the floor could bid, I had to say not today, at 14,000 pounds, and it went for 21,000 pounds plus Holt's commissions and government interest. Then you had to deal with the stock. Most likely a restock job. And still somebody got a deal because I doubt that another one will ever come for sale, even if one more exists, and it might because the records can be incomplete.