CODE UK BAR BC DIXON-1 Categories: , Product ID: 4275


Item number                           :           UK BAR BC DIXON-1

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           English Style

Gauge                                     :           12

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

Stabilizer                                 :          no

Cartridge pusher                    :           No

Maker                                     :           WILLIAM BARTRAM, Nimrod Works, Eldon Street, Sheffield

Markings                                :           Nimrod brand mark “BARTRAM & Co, 12” on press lever

Biggest length                        :           250 mm

Weight                                     :           431 grams

Press lever                              :           Slightly rust-pitted but still blued steel press lever with Webley-style shell holder

Turning lever                          :           Curved green painted steel lever with ebony handle.

Closing cup                            :           Internal cup

Barrel                                     :           Half barrel brass inlined

Materials body                       :           cast iron

Paint                                       :           Contains almost all of its original green paint.

Table clamp                            :           Screw has round top without pins Top oval with Dixon-like handmade pins

Condition                               :           Good

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :


This is a very common model for Dixon. See Dixon 1203 and 1204C. Also Lightwood has exactly the same tool with only a different table screw.

Maybe also Bartram has been taken over by Dixon. Or at least Dixon made tools for Bartram or delivered parts.

See also UK BAR BC DIXON-1. That tool has a completely different shape. But the top of the table clamp is typically Dixon’s

Ther problem with listing Bartram tools on this website is that I don’t have a Bartram catalogue. I have never seen one. With a catalogue it is easier to determine an order. At Dixon, for example, I relied purely on catalogue numbers. With Bartram I have to be creative. There is a certain standard shape with a more or less oval, squared top of the table clamp and a straight turning lever. Those tools begin with “ST”(andard) in the name. Followed with the number of the press lever (Dixon’s catalogue) or a “W” if it is a Webley press lever.

Additional information


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