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Dickson - I. Ugartechea - Falcon No. 1302

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  1. skoltuniak

    skoltuniak Member

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    Hello all!

    I am a new member here but am active on michigangunowners.org under the same name.

    I can't find any information on this gun and your forum came up in a google search. I have even emailed Aspen Outfitters and their only response was "Sorry Shaun, I can not help you." I was wondering if you could offer any help.

    Imported by: The American Import Company

    The barrel reads:
    "Dickson - I. Ugartechea - Falcon No. 1302"

    It is the 12 Ga version with 18" barrels.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. JohnBT

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    From the little I turned up on google, it seems like they have a good reputation among the folks that are familiar with them. Prices over the past few years seem to be in the $400+ range.

    Check out this 1303 .410. Made in '72 and the seller was asking $700 and it sold.

    www.fishrising.net/home/rodgun/ForSale/Uggie410b/index.html

    Try a google search on "Ugartechea Falcon" for a few more mentions of it. I tried searching for the import company to see if they were active in the '60s, '70s, etc., but struck out and gave up after a few tries.

    John
     
  3. skoltuniak

    skoltuniak Member

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    Thanks John! That's about what I've found. I'm thinking of selling ti but I don't want to cheat myself or the buyer.

    Still looking for information if anybody has any.

    Shaun
     
  4. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

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    From The Gun Digest 1973:

    The American Import Co.
    1167 Mission St.
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Falcon Double Barrel Shotgun 12 guage Model 1302
    Anson and Deely action
    3" chamber
    Available in 30", 28", and 26" barrels
    Hand checkered walnut stock
    Beavertail forend
    Scroll engraving on receiver
    Made by Ugartechea of Spain
    Retail price-$139.00

    Last catalog section listing for either American Import Co. and/or Ugartechea/Falcon shotguns was in 1976.
     
  5. skoltuniak

    skoltuniak Member

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    Good stuff bannockburn! Thank You!
     
  6. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    There's an Ugartechea company sill making shotguns in Spain. They're well regarded.

    Dickson was a UK company that made among others, a round action shotgun. A new Dickson will set you back 5 figures.

    The Spanish companies often copy British shotguns. I wager the usual flagon of mead this is one.

    Sounds like a good one. Enjoy....
     
  7. bannockburn

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    I don't know about any other Dickson shotguns, but American Import also sold a bolt action shotgun called the Dickson. It was a .410, held three rounds, had a 25" Full choked barrel, and retailed for $37.95 in 1973. It was supposedly imported from Europe.
     
  8. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Interesting. I've not seen any B/A shotguns from Europe. That 410 does sound typical.
     
  9. Eric-WA

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    I hate to keep refering to another site, but to be fair I did hear about thehighroad there. If you go to shotgunworld.com and run a search for Ugartechea on the Spanish Guns forum you'll come up with about 4 pages of results. And I'm willing to bet those guys owning the spanish guns could answer any questions.

    -E
     
  10. skoltuniak

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    Thank You Eric-WA! I'll check them out. It cost me $10 for an appraisal from www.wiw2u.com Results still pending...
     
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