Item number : UK DIXON MF 1165N
Origin : England
Style : MULTI TOOL
Gauge : 12
Functions : Funnel, rammer, closer
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Maker : JAMES DIXON and SONS, Cornish Place, Sheffield
Markings : “JAMES DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD”, “16” and “1165N”
on top of pressure handle. “J. Elsley” on the bottom part.
“J” on different parts.
Biggest length : 170 mm
Height : 300 mm
Weight : 728 grams
Press handle : Steel with ebony grip
Turning handle : Green painted steel with ebony grip
Crimper : Brass
Cartridge pusher : N.a.
Materials body : Cast iron
Paint : Retains most of its original green paint
Table clamp : Oval top with little hand made pins
Screw has square top with 4 sharp pins
Stabilizer : N.a.
Condition : very good
Repairs : None
The 1165 is the best quality multi-functional loading and filling machines. It is however not clear where the “N” stands for. Maybe there is also a 1165 without N
I couldn’t find who or what is “J. Elsley” The name is not in the books “British Gunmakers”.