Item number : UK HAW MF A10 3119
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 12
Functions : Closer, funnel, rammer
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : No
Maker : G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY, Carver Street, Sheffield
Markings : “G. & J.W. Hawksley” and “12” on press lever
Biggest length : 260 mm
Height : 250 mm
Weight : 1,011 grams
Length of shell tube : 63 mm inside from closing cup to end. Long barrel.
Press lever : Steel with ebony handle. Steel is rust pitted.
Turning lever : Steel with ebony handle. Steel is rust pitted.
Closing cup : Internal brass
Cartridge pusher : Present
Materials body : Cast iron body. Brass crimper.
Paint : Contains most of the original red paint.
Table clamp : Top oval foot with little sharp handmade pins
Screw top is big and round without pins.
Condition : reasonable
Repairs : None
This tool is not listed in the 1889 catalogue.
I named this tool an “A10 3119” just to give it a name.
The press lever is very genuinely a Dixon’s one. That’s why I called it the 3119
Also the top of the table screw is according the Dixon’s tradition.
I think, this is a tool made after 1947, the year that Dixon took over Hawksley.