Item number : UK DIXON BC 1202-5
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : No
Cartridge pusher : Yes
Maker : James Dixon & Sons
Markings : “12” on press handle
Shield on the barrel with ”E.M. REILLY & Co PATENTEES, 12 gauge”
Biggest length : 270 mm
Weight : 559 grams
Press lever : Steel lever no. 6 with ebony grip
Turning handle : Black painted cast iron with ebony grip
Closing cup : Brass
Materials body : Cast iron body
Paint : Retains traces its original green paint
Table clamp : Steel screw has square top with 4 sharp pins.
Top consists of 2 separate parts. The front one itself also consists of 2 parts. All parts with small handmade pins.
Condition : Reasonable
Repairs : None
This is a tool that doesn’t carry the name : “DIXON”. The press lever only carries “12”
It is one of the multiple tools, that carry the shield “E.M. REILLY & Co PATENTEES”. It is not clear what this really means. Not all Reilly tools are the same. This one has a press lever no 6. The tools no 1201-5 and 1201-6 have a press lever no 5. Apart from that all the Reilly tools are ordinary ones.
The special thing about this tool is that the front of the barrel has an opening at the underside. An opening that goes down to the top of the table clamp. No other Dixon tools have that.