UK HAW BC A50 A44-1

CODE UK HAW BC A50 A44-1 Categories: , Product ID: 2999


Item number                           :           UK HAW BC A50 A44-1

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           English Style

Gauge                                     :           12

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 “12” on turning lever

Biggest length                        :           255 mm

Weight                                   :           517 grams

Length of shell tube               :           45 mm.

Suspension of press lever       :           Single

Suspension of turning lever   :           Riveted

Length of back                       :           11 mm

Press handle                           :           Steel lever with ebony handle. Beautiful blued condition.

Turning handle                       :           Steel patented lever with ebony handle. Beautiful blued condition.

Closing cup                            :           Fails

Materials body                       :           Cast Iron

Paint                                       :           Retains most of the original red paint

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

Screw top round without pins

Condition                               :           Good although the closing cup fails.

Repairs                                   :           None

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 quite some variation in the lengths of the shell  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


Sometimes it is so difficult  to see of what material the handles are made. Horn can be as dark as ebony. They feel almost the same. I try to find out with a flame. The smell is different.


With “length of the back” is meant the turning part of the tool that holds the turning lever.. Usually it is 10-11 mm long.


Because of the ebony handles, the good quality non painted levers  this must be a A44 model. The only difference between the A44 and the A44-1 is the top of the table clamp.

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50