Item number : UK HAW BC A50 Bayliss & Son
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 : “Bayliss & Son”and “12” on press lever
Biggest length : 280 mm
Weight : 572 grams
Length of shell tube : 40 mm
Press handle : Steel lever with dark ebony handle
Turning handle : Steel patented lever with ebony handle.
The turning handle contains a small round ribbed rod to get a better grip on the shell
Closing cup : Brass.
Materials body : Cast iron
Paint : Retains about half of the original red paint
Table clamp : Top typical Hawksley spade (cards) shaped with 3 sharp steel pins .
Screw top square with 4 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.
some variation in the top of the screw of the table clamp. This one is round and connected to the screw by a screw. Some tops are triangle shaped, some square.
A.E. Bayliss & Son & Co, was a gun maker in Birmingham, Sand Street, St. Mary’s Square.
Probably this tool has been manufactured by Hawksley according the instructions of Bayliss