Item number : UK DIXON BC 1201-5
Origin : British
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes Stabilizer : N.A.
Cartridge pusher : Yes, replacement
Maker : James Dixon & Sons, Cornish Place, Sheffield
Markings : 1201, JD&S, 12 on top of pressure arm. “O” on various parts.
Brass plate with “E.M. Reilly & Co., PATENTEES, 12 Gauge” on shell
Biggest length : 280 mm
Weight : 546 grams
Press handle : Black painted cast iron with ebony grip No. 5 in Dixons catalogue.
Turning handle : Black painted cast iron with ebony grip
Closing cup : Brass
Materials body : Cast iron with brass inlined shell tube.
Paint : Retains almost all of its original reddish paint
Table clamp : Top rectangular with 2 square parts withhandmade pins. Screw has round top with 4 sharp pins.
Condition : Very good
Repairs : None
There are quite a lot (7) of different models with no. 1201. They all have lever no. 5 in common.
It is not known what invention F.M. Reilly & Co have patented. There are 2 “Reillies” in this collection. Both with press handle No.5 but different shape.