Item number : FR AUB BC 78bis ARC
Origin : France
Style : Horizontal Single Hinge in the Middle of the Axis Suspension
Gauge : 16
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Maker : E. AUBÉ & A. ROLLAND & C…… a Paris
Markings : “LE BAYARD No1”, “ARC” on body, “A.R. 16” on closing cup,“16” on shell holder.
Biggest length : 305 mm
Weight : 865 grams
Press lever : Plated steel
Turning lever : Plated steel with wooden handle
Crimper : Heavy duty steel
Materials body : Cast iron
Paint : Contains almost all of its original black paint
Table clamp : Top rectangular with 2 + 3 cross wise ribs. Screw has no top
Condition : Very good
Repairs : Shell holder is soldered to the axis
This tool has been manufactured by “A.R.C.”
ARC was established in the 7 Rue Charles-Renouvier in Paris
A.R. was established in the 39 Rue de Chateaudun in Paris
There is an horizontal tool like this ( nos 78 and 78bis) and a vertical one ( nos 79 and 79bis)
The nos 78 and 79 have brass closing cups. The nos 78bis and 79bis have steel closing cups.
The body is stamped “ARC” but the closing cup is stamped “AR” .