Item number : UK HAW BC A50 Chrome
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 PATENT” and “12” on turning lever
Biggest length : 295 mm
Weight : 697 grams
Press handle : Steel lever with dark coloured horn handle. Some rodent damage
Turning handle : Steel patented lever with dark coloured horn handle with some rodent damage
Closing cup : Brass.
Materials body : Chromed rass
Paint : N.a.
Table clamp : Top typical Hawksley spade (cards) shaped with 3 sharp steel pins .
Screw top round without pins
Condition : Very good
Repairs : None
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.
This is possibly a A50NP. But it is not nickel plated but chromed. There is also a nickel plated one in this collection. Apparently this one is of a later date.
This is a “cradle” species. The barrel lies in a kind of cradle. Not all of these Hawksley tools have this construction.