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.
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.