CODE UK BAR MF DIXON Categories: , Product ID: 4323


Item number                           :           UK BAR MF DIXON

Origin                                     :           England

Style                                       :           MULTI FUNCTION

Gauge                                     :           12

Functions                               :           Loading, ramming and closing

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

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

Markings                                :           Nimrod brand mark and  ”12, W. BARTRAM” on the press lever

Biggest length                        :           270 mm

Height                                    :           250 mm

Weight                                    :           893 grams

Press lever                               :           Steel with lever no 6 (Webley like) with black painted wooden handle

Turning lever                          :           Steel with wooden handle

Closing cup                            :           Internal brass

Cartridge pusher                    :           No

Barrel                                     :           Half barrel brass inlined

Materials body                       :           Partly cast iron, partly brass. Quite exceptional

Paint                                       :           Retains some of its original red paint

Table clamp                            :           Table screw steel, top round without pins

Top duck foot with little handmade pins.

Stabilizer                                :           No

Condition                               :           Reasonable

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :


A quite exceptional tool with its steel and brass body.


The top of the table clamp with its handmade little pins shows that this tool has been made by Dixon’s. This suggests that Bartram was also once taken over by Dixon


The 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.

For Multi-Function tools it is even more difficult. I have to be creative.

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50