Item number : UK BAR MF Standard
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 : 1.102 grams
Press lever : Steel with lever no 6 (Webley like) with ebony handle. Slightly rust pitted
Turning lever : Steel with ebony handle
Closing cup : Internal brass
Cartridge pusher : Yes, replaced
Barrel : Full brass barrel
Materials body : Brass
Paint : Retains most of its original red paint
Table clamp : Table screw steel, top square with 4 sharp pins
Top duck foot with 3 steel pins.
Stabilizer : No
Condition : Good
Repairs : None
This is the standard multi-function tool. The difference between UK BAR MF Standard and UK BAR MF Standard-1 is that the UK BAR MF Standard-1 has a stabilizer.
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.