Item number : UK DIXON BC 5119-2
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : Yes at the right side. A very heavy one
Cartridge pusher : No
Maker : James Dixon & Sons
Markings : “5119”, “JAMES DIXON & SONS PATENT” and “12” on press handle.
Biggest length : 350 mm
Weight : 768 grams
Press handle : Hardened steel lever no. 6 with ebony grip
Turning handle : Steel lever with ebony grip
Closing cup : Wood
Materials body : Cast iron and steel body
Paint : Badly green repainted.
Table clamp : Steel screw has round top with 4 sharp pins.
Top rectangular with handmade ribs
Condition : Good
Repairs : ?
This a remarkable tool. It is a modified reinforced tool. Absolutely not a common Dixon tool.
The modifications are made with craftsmanship. To start with: the body is not regular. The top of the table screw is much wider than usual. The turning handle is also not usual but professional. The press handle is a modified common one but so well made that it looks as if it has been done in the factory.
Maybe it is a prototype of some kind.