Item number : UK DIXON BC 3119X
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : no
Cartridge pusher : Yes
Maker : JAMES DIXON & SONS. SHEFFIELD
Markings : “12” on press lever.
Biggest length : 360 mm
Weight : 1.174 grams
Press lever : Steel lever no. 6 with ebony handle
Turning lever : Green painted steel lever with ebony handle
Closing cup : Steel
Materials body : Cast iron body, Full barrel brass inlined.
Paint : Repainted
Table clamp : Steel screw top fails
Top rectangular with 4 deep ribs
Condition : Reasonable
Repairs : None
The press lever has been badly rust pitted. So badly, that the brand mark is nor readable any more. This tool is not depicted in the 1882 or the 1883 catalogue.
Paul Collis shows a similar tool, but doesn’t tell what catalogue number it has. It looks like an “X “ number, but is however not the same as UK DIXON BC 3119X or UK DIXON BC 3119X-1
Another amazing thing is, that these tools have a press lever no 6. The other 3119 tools have a lever no 5. So you would expect a no 5 lever at this tool. There is already a “X” model with a no 6 lever, the 5119X.
So if someone has a UK DIXON BC 3119X or UK DIXON BC 3119X-1 with Dixon’s catalogue number stamped on it, please send me a clear photograph.