UK BAR BC Experimental

CODE UK BAR BC Experimental Categories: , Product ID: 4282


Item number                           :           UK BAR BC Experimental

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           English Style

Gauge                                     :           12

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

Stabilizer                                 :          No

Cartridge pusher                    :           Yes

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

Markings                                :           “12, BARTRAM PATENT” on the press lever

Biggest length                        :           280 mm

Weight                                     :           547 grams

Press lever                              :           Blued steel lever no. 6 (Webley’s style)) with ebony  handle

Turning lever                          :           Straight brass with ebony handle

Closing cup                            :           In between brass

Barrel                                     :           Half barrel

Materials body                       :           Upper part is brass, rest is steel

Paint                                       :           I don’t believe that this tool is ever been painted.

Table clamp                            :           Steel screw has huge crank and no top

Steel top is rectangular flat.

Condition                               :           Reasonable ( I don’t know if it is good or not)

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :


This is a weird tool. Is it factory made or is it a homemade. If it has been factory made, it is a kind of prototype. If it is homemade its done by a very skilled person.


Most of these brass Bartram tools there is none  or at least not much paint left. Apparently the quality of the paint for brass was not very good. This applies not only to Bartram but also to the same tools from that time.


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


UK Dixon BC A50