Item number : UK HAW BC A50 Detachable
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 : 310 mm
Weight : 861 grams
Press handle : Steel lever with light coloured horn handle
Turning handle : Steel patented lever with light coloured horn handle
Closing cup : Brass.
Materials body : Brass
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 Detachable one is not mentioned in the 1889 catalogue. Maybe it is of a later date. It is quite rare. It is in this collection because of the courtesy of John Romans