UK HAW BC A50 Bayliss & Son

CODE UK HAW BC A50 Bayliss & Son Categories: , Product ID: 2943




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

Repairs                                   :

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 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


Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50