Many patents were taken out for variations to lock and ejector mechanisms but few actually altered physically the external appearance of the gun. The Edinburgh craftsmen could see the potential in producing a shotgun which would bridge the gap between boxlock and sidelock actions thus evolved the "Round Action" which is a descendant of the old MacNaughton trigger plate action with the locks actually sitting centrally behind the body of the action.
Original patents were obtained in 1880 and related to the unique bar cocking system, operated by the fall of the barrels on opening. In 1887 final patents were granted relating to the ejector mechanism which is operated by strong coil springs on plungers which are cocked on closing the barrels. So began an era in gunmaking producing a shotgun unsurpassed in quality, reliability, elegance and strength.
When we began production of the present series of Round Actions, we considered whether we might improve on the original mechanism bur decided that there was no benefit to be gained from changing anything from the original design.
The Dickson Round Action is available in 12, 16 & 20 gauge.
Available From £37,250.00 excluding VAT.
Prices depend on quality of wood and engraving, For pairs please add 10%