Item number : UK DIXON BC 1119-1
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Cartridge pusher : Yes
Maker : James Dixon & Sons, Cornish Place, Sheffield
Markings : “1169”, “James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield” on press handle
“C” on turning handle
Biggest length : 305 mm
Weight : 562 grams
Press handle : Steel with big ebony grip. In this grip there is a storage place, locked with a brass screw cap.
This cap holds a thin and sharp 35mm long steel needle and a loose thicker 10 mm needle. The use of these needles is not known.
Turning handle : Straight steel with ebony handle. Usually Dixon’s handles are S-shaped.
Closing cup : Brass
Materials body : Cast iron
Paint : Repainted in a lighter color green.
Table clamp : Top has two separated parts with hand made little pins.
Screw has square top with 4 blunt pins.
Condition : Good
Repairs : None
Remarks : The shell holder on the press handle has very unusual 2 sharp pins on
top. All together a very a-typical Dixon. There are more Dixons with
no 1169. See also UK DIXON BC 1119-2 which has a Dixon lever number 7.