Item number : FR AUB BC 80 MANUFRANCE
Origin : France
Style : Box mechanism
Gauge : 16
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Maker : E. AUBÉ & A. ROLLAND, 39 Rue de Chateaudun, Paris
Other markings : “A R” and “Marque depose” on lock plate
And the MANUFRANCE brandmark”
Biggest length : 29,5 cm.
Weight : 900 grams
Press lever : Nickeled steel with wooden handle
Turning lever : Nickeled steel with wooden handle
Crimper : Heavy steel
Materials : Nickeled cast iron, plated steel.
Paint : Almost all of the original nickel plating left
Table clamp : Top 2 and 3 diagonal ribs. Screw top without pins present
Condition : Very good. Complete table clamp.
Repairs : None
Remarks : Non nickeled parts are still blued. Window in lock plate to show the gear
Heavy duty tool, as almost all of the A.R. tools
The catalogue describes this tool as:
Developed for amateurs is of very careful manufacture; all its organs are steel, carefully finished. The body and the levers are nickel-plated. It is a pleasure to crimp shot shells with this tool. You can close shot shell or 65 mm and 70 mm
Apparently AR made also tools for 3rd parties like MANUFRANCE and St. Hubert.