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
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