UK BAR MF Exceptional

CODE UK BAR MF Exceptional Categories: , Product ID: 4313


Item number                           :           UK BAR MF Exceptional

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 on the crank of the table screw

“”12, W. BARTEAM” on the press lever

Biggest length                        :           220 mm

Height                                    :           260 mm

Weight                                    :           1.046 grams

Press lever                               :           Very exceptional shell holder on brass lever with ebony handle

Turning lever                          :           Brass with ebony handle

Closing cup                            :           Internal brass

Cartridge pusher                    :           Yes

Barrel                                     :           Full barrel with sliding inner barrel. Inner barrel fails

Materials body                       :           All brass. Even the table screw is brass. Connecting screw is steel.

Paint                                       :           N.a.

Table clamp                            :           Table screw brass, top round squared

Duck foot with 3 steel pins

Stabilizer                                :           No

Condition                               :           Reasonable but very interesting

Repairs                                   :           One steel pin from shell holder fails. Inner barrel fails.

Remarks                                 :


This is a genuine Bartram tool. A lot of solid brass.


Also look at UK BAR BC Exceptional. I don’t know the advantage of this system.


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