Item number : UK DIXON MF 5164
Origin : England
Style : MULTI TOOL
Gauge : 12
Functions : Funnel for loading powder and shot, rammer and crimper
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Maker : JAMES DIXON & SONS, Sheffield
Markings : “5164” , “James Dixon & Sons Patens”, “12” on top side press handle, “D” on down side press handle “TD” on crimper, “D” on turning handle
Biggest length : 250 mm
Height : 280 mm
Weight : 1050 grams
Press handle : Steel with traces of the original hardening colour. Black wooden grip.
Turning handle : Steel with traces of the original hardening colour. Black wooden grip, Slightly damaged by rodents
Crimper : Body and die steel
Cartridge pusher : Not present
Materials : Mainly steel or cast iron. Only funnel and –tube are from brass
Paint : Most of the original green paint is left
Table clamp : Top duck foot shaped with little hand made pins. Screw has small round top with 4 sharp pins.
Condition : Very good
Repairs : None
The number 5164 refers to the catalogue of Dixon. There are differences. The table clamp is different. Screw, top and ribs have different shapes and the one in the catalogue has a stabilizer. In the catalogue is also a number 1208 shown, but this is exactly similar to no 5164. No 1208 however is mentioned in D.J. Baker’s “British Handloading cartridge Tools” (2003) page 147.