CODE UK DIXON MF 1166S Categories: , Product ID: 2232


Item number                           :           UK DIXON MF 1166S

Origin                                     :           England

Style                                       :           MULTI  FUNCTION

Gauge                                     :           12

Functions                               :           Closer, rammer

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

Stabilizer                                :           No

Maker                                     :           James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield

Markings                                :           “1166S”, “JAMES DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD”, “12”

on top press handle

Biggest length                        :           250 mm

Height                                    :           260 mm

Weight                                       :           1221 grams

Press handle                            :           Hardened steel with ebony grip

Turning handle                       :           Green painted steel with ebony grip

Closing cup                            :           Brass

Cartridge pusher                    :           Yes

Materials body                       :           Cast iron with solid steel rammer with ebony top. ( no funnel)

Shell tube brass inlined.

Paint                                       :           Repainted

Table clamp                            :           Top big square with handmade pins. Screw square top with 4 sharp pins

Condition                               :           Good

Repairs                                   :           I am not sure if this rammer grip is original. It is a very unusual one for


Remarks                                 :

The 1882 catalogue describes this tool as:

Vertical loading machine and horizontal closer, Purdey’s Pattern with solid rammer for central fire cartridges. It is however not only for central fire cartridge. There is a slot in it for the pin.

I don’t know what “Purdey’s Pattern”is.

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50