Item number : UK DIXON MF 3119
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 12
Functions : Closer, funnel, rammer
Suitable for pinfire : yes
Stabilizer : No
Maker : James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield
Markings : “3119”, “JAMES DIXON & DONS, SHEFFIELD” on press lever
Biggest length : 260 mm
Height : 260 mm
Weight : 1.194 grams
Press lever : Steel with ebony grip. Steel is badly rust pitted
Turning lever : Steel with ebony grip.
Closing cup : Steel, incomplete
Cartridge pusher : No
Materials body : Cast iron with brass funnel tube
Paint : Badly repainted
Table clamp : Top big square with handmade pins. Screw is square with 4 sharp pins
Condition : Bad but interesting
Repairs : A lot.
The catalogue doesn’t mention a 3119 for vertical loading & closing machines, only for bench closing machines.
Nevertheless this is the 3119 press lever. The only vertical standing lever.
The condition of this very bad. Repainted, No funnel, no rammer spring, no end stop, repaired turning lever handle. Badly rusted. But interesting. Looking for a better one.