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Left Dickson's in 1920.

Pigeons from a flightline and crouching behind a wall. A bit like budget grouse.......

GBS

 

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A nice bag with a beautiful gun........but please, I may be teaching my granny to suck eggs?..........remember blood takes the blacking off barrels!

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The title suggested that you had been out for a walk with Jdog....

Seriously, though, well done!

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1 minute ago, motty said:

The title suggested that you had been out for a walk with Jdog....

Seriously, though, well done!

not quite motty ....i think the thread would start............"i ran out of cartridges again and had to blag some/ get some poor *** to walk back to the car../ nick............"

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Nice day for it. I hope you were in the shade. We were baked in the hides today i kept putting my dog in the cattle trough to keep him cool. .

Lovely gun too. 

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18 hours ago, London Best said:

Very nice gun.

My own Dickson was made in 1865.1D04CB4F-970B-4973-AF18-BEC9D9E10B89.jpeg.93e30059f86a7cd7fc5da4cc15a1bb54.jpeg

Lovely looking gun , I haven't been lucky enough to own a Dickson but I have got a couple of nice hammer guns , one a T Wild and the other a Midland Gun Company , nothing I like better than to sit in a bale hide on a Summers afternoon with just the basics out and giving the hammer gun a day out doing what it was made for .

Not forgetting the good bag by the op with his stunning gun , nice to see them still in use in these days of modern firearms .

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Lovely gun and a decent bag. As said, there’s something special about spending a few hours with a lovely old gun and a bonus if you bag a few.

OB

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This was the view from the 'butt' and the birds came at all angles from dead ahead at eye level, high and wide to both sides, just lipping over the wall and high driven.

 

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Thank you for the comments on the gun. The plan is to use it for everything over the next five years assuming lead shot is phased out. There was a really flat light the other evening which made photographing the, usually difficult, metal parts quite straightforward.

GBS

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2 hours ago, GBS said:

Thank you for the comments on the gun. The plan is to use it for everything over the next five years assuming lead shot is phased out. There was a really flat light the other evening which made photographing the, usually difficult, metal parts quite straightforward.

GBS

Beautiful engraving, thanks for posting. Will be a shame to retire her in 5 years. 

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A good bag , brings back old memories when looking at the land contour  I did the same has they came into the forestry  plantation. next time  treat yourself to a change and use a sxs hammer gun and black powder cartridges   

Feltwad

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4 hours ago, MrPhantom said:

Beautiful engraving, thanks for posting. Will be a shame to retire her in 5 years. 

Why would he retire the gun in five years?

Standard steel won’t hurt it and bismuth certainly won’t.

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1 hour ago, London Best said:

Why would he retire the gun in five years?

Standard steel won’t hurt it and bismuth certainly won’t.

I just assumed by the OPs comment of ‘5 years’ that he was only shooting it until the ban. I’ll be honest that I haven’t much experience of non toxic - can you even get steel / bismuth shells less than 2 3/4” at the moment?

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