UK DIXON BC 1203-6

CODE UK DIXON BC 1203-6 Categories: , Product ID: 2035


Item number                           :           UK DIXON BC 1203-6

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           English Style

Gauge                                     :           12

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

Stabilizer                                 :          Yes, left side

Cartridge pusher                    :           No

Maker                                     :           James Dixon & Sons

Markings                                :           “1203”, “J.D&S” and “12” on top side of the press handle.

“B” on down side of the press handle.

Biggest length                        :           280 mm

Weight                                    :           444 grams

Press handle                           :           Hardened steel lever no. 6 with ebony grip

Turning handle                       :           Red painted cast iron with ebony grip

Closing cup                            :           Brass

Materials body                       :           Cast iron body

Paint                                       :           Retains virtually all of its original red paint

Table clamp                            :           Steel screw has round top without pins.

Top rectangular with 5 deep ribs

Condition                               :           Excellent, somewhere between very good and near mint.

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :

The 1203 model is an odd one. There is not “one” model. There are more, at least six. And they differ a lot. Not only does the bodies differ. But some have pushing-out rods and some haven’t. Some have brass inlined shell tubes and some haven’t. Apparently there is not a system to rely on.

The catalogue tells about the 1203 model:

“Horizontal C.F. ( centre fire?) half barrel, ejector (pushing-out rod?) & double clip lever( lever no 6?)”

The 1st and 2nd quality have the same catalogue number, what is not usual.

So actually, when you ordered a model 1203, you never knew what you would get.

Additional information


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