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#522711 09/09/18 01:06 PM
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Thought I would pose a question: Is a John Dickson & Son, Edinburgh the same as a David McKay Brown? Just an older company since DMB is fairly young gun builder (1960s).
Are the Edinburgh guns all what they state they are? I have no clue on how they feel, point or quality. I know they carry a substantial price- are they comparable to other English sxs?

I hate to admit my safe holds no English sxs and have been continplating add one to my collection without breaking the bank. The DMB has caught my eye it looks similar to my CSMC RBL.

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DMB uses the same principel action as the Dickson. I have three London guns and a Dickson. As the Dickson is considered a Best gun built on a triggerplate action.
Mine was buildt in 1943, it weighs six pounds with 28" barrels.
Carries and shoots lovely.


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RBL like David McKay Brown gun??? Well, they both have 2 barrels.
Like chalk and cheese.
DMB is arguably, one of the very best bespoke gunmakers, and would break the bank for most of us.

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Edinburgh gun cocks off the top lever
DMB off barrel drop

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The Dickson is a wonder in the hands. Swing and balance have to be experienced to believe.

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Originally Posted By: ClapperZapper
Edinburgh gun cocks off the top lever
DMB off barrel drop


Is there an advantage of cocking off the lever or the barrel drop? I had an opportunity over 20-25 years ago to get my hands on a DMB and kick myself in the ass for not taking advantage of the opportunity.

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Idk
I’d have to ask my loader, if he can remember who I am.

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Originally Posted By: 28 gauge shooter
Originally Posted By: ClapperZapper
Edinburgh gun cocks off the top lever
DMB off barrel drop


Is there an advantage of cocking off the lever or the barrel drop?...


Depends on how strong your thumbs are...Geo

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Dickson Round Actions are the best of the Best. David's guns are right up there with them. Never did figure out why the London makers kept building their contraptions when they could have made round actions.

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FWIW, not all "round" actions are created equal.

The John Dickson & Son, R.M. Brown & the James MacNaughton round actions are properly termed "trigger plate" actions.

Many others, advertised as round actions, are for the most part box locks with the lower corners of the action body & forend iron filed to a rounder contour ILO the normal squared edges there.

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