Item number : UK DIXON MF 4164C
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 12
Functions : Closer, rammer
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : No
Maker : James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield
Markings : “4164C”, “JAMES DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD PATENT”, “12”
on spring on top of closer
Biggest length : 260 mm
Height : 260 mm
Weight : 1015 grams
Press handle : Black painted steel with ebony grip
Turning handle : Black 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 duck foot with handmade pins. Screw square top with 4 sharp pins
Condition : Good
Repairs : One of the little screws to hold the spring on top of the closer has been renewed.
It is not in the 1882 catalogue. Bartram has a bench closer with a spring like this. I don’t know how it works.