CODE UK BAR BC STW Categories: , Product ID: 4220


Item number                           :           UK BAR BC STW

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           English Style

Gauge                                     :           12

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

Stabilizer                                 :          No

Cartridge pusher                    :           Yes but fails

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

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

Biggest length                        :           275 mm

Weight                                    :           590 grams

Press lever                              :           Steel lever no. 6 (Webley like) with ebony  handle. Some rust pitting

Turning lever                          :           Straight red painted brass with ebony handle

Closing cup                            :           In between brass

Barrel                                     :           Full barrel

Materials body                       :           Full brass.

Paint                                       :           Contains some  of the original red paint.

Table clamp                            :           Steel screw has square  top with 4 sharp pins

Top rectangular squared

Condition                               :           Reasonable

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :


Not all turnover tools are stamped “W. Bartram & Co.


This is one of the standard shaped genuine Bartram closing tools.

Full brass

Straight turning lever

Top of table clamp is squared, rectangular with rounded end

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