Item number : UK DIXON MF 11164N-1
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 12
Functions : Closer, funnel, rammer
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : No
Maker : James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield
Markings : “1164N”, “JAMES DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD” and “12” on press handle
Biggest length : 280 mm
Height : 260 mm
Weight : 1197 grams
Press handle : Steel with ebony grip
Turning handle : Stee lwith ebony grip
Closing cup : Brass
Cartridge pusher : Yes
Materials body : Cast iron with brass funnel and funnel tube.
Long shell tube, brass inlined.
Paint : Retains some of its original green colour
Table clamp : Big square with handmade sharp pins
Screw top is square with 4 sharp pins
Condition : reasonable
Repairs : None
According to the 1882 catalogue the 1164 is a Vertical Loading Machine and horizontal closer, with filling tube for pinfire. Is does not give a description for the 1164”N”
The other 1164N in this collection has a number 6 lever. This one has a number 4 lever.
Both press handles carry the same number, but has different shell holders.
One of Dixon’s weird pranks