UK DIXON BC 1163-3

CODE UK DIXON BC 1163-3 Categories: , Product ID: 2050


Item number                           :           UK DIXON BC 1163-3


Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           Screw Pressure Mechanism

Gauge                                     :           12

Suitable for pinfire                 :           No

Stabilizer                                 :          No

Cartridge pusher                    :           Yes

Maker                                     :           James Dixon & Sons

Markings                                :           JAMES DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD”, and “1163” on the downside of the press handle.

“R&B PATENT No 339” and “12” at the front side of the press handle

Biggest length                        :           160 mm

Weight                                    :           627 grams

Press handle                           :           Steel  lever with ebony grip.

Quality doesn’t show if it has been jappened or hardened.

Turning handle                       :           Steel lever with ebony grip.

Quality doesn’t show if it has been jappened or hardened.

Closing cup                            :           Brass

Materials body                       :           Cast iron body

Paint                                       :           Retains most of its original green paint. But worn.

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

Top rectangular with handmade sharp pins

Condition                               :           Good

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :

See Baker 2014 page 84

The press handle shows that it is R&B Patent no 339. But the patent was no 1865 of 1868.

The number 339 is therefore not the patent number but a serial number.

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50