Item number : UK HAW BC A50 AA44
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 : 620 grams
Length of shell tube : 38 mm. Brass inlined.
Press handle : Black painted steel lever with ebony handle
Turning handle : Black painted steel patented lever with ebony handle.
Closing cup : Brass
Materials body : Cast iron
Paint : Retains most of its original dark green paint
Table clamp : Top typical Hawksley spade (cards) shaped without steel pins .
Screw top round without pins
Condition : Good
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.
Because of its ebony handles and black painted levers I assume it is a lower quality
The shell tube is quite short, 38 mm. 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 round and has a fixed connection Some tops are triangle shaped, some square, some round