CODE UK HAW BC A50 A44 Categories: , Product ID: 2991


Item number                           :           UK HAW BC A50 A44

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                        :           280 mm

Weight                                   :           553 grams

Length of shell tube               :           47 mm.

Suspension of press lever       :           Single

Suspension of turning lever   :           Riveted

Length of back                       :           11 mm

Press handle                           :           Steel lever with ebony handle

Turning handle                       :           Steel patented lever with ebony handle.

Closing cup                            :           Brass

Materials body                       :           Cast Iron

Paint                                       :           Retains almost all of the original red paint

Table clamp                            :           Top typical Hawksley spade (cards) shaped however with many handmade little pins. Very unusual for Hawksley, but very usual for Dixon.

This tool doesn’t look old. So probably is dates from after 1947 when Hawksley was taken over by Dixon.

Screw top round without pins

Condition                               :           Very good

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

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50