Item number : UK HAW CAP A63½ Tall
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : Cap- / Decapping tool
Gauge : 10
Maker : G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY, Carver street, Sheffield
Markings : “TRADEMARK“DESPATCH RECAPPER” G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY 10”
Height : 152 mm
Weight : 450 grams
Materials body : Brass or bronze with hardened steel pusher
Paint : N.a.
Condition : Very good
Repairs : None
The Hawksley catalogue 1889 describes this tool as
A63½ “Hawksley’s “ Patent” Despatch” Recapper and Expeller”.
This tool is much taller than the standard tool. The standard tool – also for 12 gauge – is 132mm tall.
Also the material is different. This is possibly bronze instead of the stand one that is made of brass.