Item number : UK HAW BC A50 Nickel Plated
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 : None
Biggest length : 295 mm
Weight ` : 701 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 : Nickel Plated brass.
Materials body : Nickel plated brass
Paint : N.a.
Table clamp : Top typical Hawksley spade (cards) shaped with 3 sharp steel pins .
Screw top round without pins
Condition : Good. Some damage caused by a vise.
Repairs : A very professional repair to the turning lever. Apparently to repair a fracture. Initially I thought that this was a kind of prototype
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 the A50 NP ( Nickel plated)
This is a “cradle” species. The barrel lies in a kind of cradle. Not all of these Hawksley tools have this construction.
There is quite 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.