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Unread 09-27-2020, 10:47 AM   #21
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The story of Wingate, the man, is as valuable as the gun itself. Just holding it should connect you with his spirit and the window of time in which he lived. THIS is why these old double guns are so important to those of us who cherish heritage.
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Unread 09-27-2020, 11:27 AM   #22
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Dean,

A lot of information in the report from Dickson's. When I ordered one in 2018, I received the ledger page, but they did not provide any information on the owner. Did you order the details of the gun since J-P has taken over Dickson?

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Yes, J-P provided the narrative. If I remember it was not all that expensive and you have to be an Owners Club member.
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We met J-P at the Southern a couple of years ago and had a good conversation with him. He supplied the record for my round action, and also gave me what information he had about my 28 bore boxlock. Between what he told me about the 28 and the information that Jack Rowe knew of it (because of his knowledge of the maker of the gun for Dickson), I have a pretty good record of both guns. As already posted, it's really nice to have some sense of the history of your gun, one that you can add to with your own use.

(Ken, BTW, I'm not sure if Charles Gordon is a distant relative, but the Duke of Gordon is. Nice to keep the dogs in the family)
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A nice letter from Dickson. I've corresponded with J-P quite a bit on Dickson 5028. It is a number 2 gun, but isn't in the ledgers. It's hard to believe this picture is now 6 years old. A Dickson should have a Gordon to hunt with.

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A nice letter from Dickson. I've corresponded with J-P quite a bit on Dickson 5028. It is a number 2 gun, but isn't in the ledgers. It's hard to believe this picture is now 6 years old. A Dickson should have a Gordon to hunt with.

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Amen to that! (And a Dickson will also look good with a "Red and Black" brace.)
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I have the KELL engraved Dickson (On their web site) arriving here soon. It also will be hunting along side a Gordon.
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Richard,

It looks like a very nicely done Dickson. Hope you enjoy it and take it out.

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This Dickson has a bold block engraving pattern. According to J-P maybe 40 guns were in engraved in this style. The style probably wasn't a winner with Dickson owners.



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Sorry for hijacking your thread.

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I have the KELL engraved Dickson (On their web site) arriving here soon. It also will be hunting along side a Gordon.
Richard, I'd sure like to see pictures -- of gun AND Gordon -- when you have some to share.

Dean, I add my apologies to those offered by Ken. You started a nice line, though. Thanks.
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