CODE UK HAW BC A50-1 Categories: , Product ID: 2951


Item number                           :           UK HAW BC A50-1

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           English Style

Gauge                                     :           10

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

Stabilizer                                 :          No

Cartridge pusher                    :           N.a.

Maker                                     :           G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY Ltd, Carver Street, Sheffield

Markings                                :           “G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY’S PATENT” and “10” on turning lever

Biggest length                        :           295 mm

Weight                                     :           601 grams

Length of shell tube               :           40 mm

Press handle                           :           Steel lever with horn handle

Turning handle                       :           Steel patented lever with horn handle.

Closing cup                            :           Fails

Materials body                       :           Brass

Paint                                       :           Retains most of its original red paint

Table clamp                            :           Top typical Hawksley spade (cards) shaped with 3 sharp steel pins .

Screw top striangle with 3 sharp pins on the corners.

Condition                               :           Reasonable

Repairs                                   :

Remarks                                 :

The number “A50” comes from the 1889 Hawksley catalogue, where it is called the “Hawksley’s Patent “Clip” Cartridge Turnover”

It is sometimes difficult to decide whether it is a A50, a A44 or a AA44. If possible it is mentioned at this place.


There is some open space between the shell tube and the table clamp.


The shell tube is quite short. There is quite some variation in the lengths of these tubes.


There is also quite some variation in the top of the screw of the table clamp. This one is triangle and has a fixed connection  Some tops are triangle shaped, some square, some round

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50