Item number : UK HAW MF A10 LB
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 12
Functions : Closer, 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 : 1,101 grams
Length of shell tube : 65 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 : Brass
Cartridge pusher : N.a.
Materials body : Brass body
Paint : Retains some remains of the original dark red paint.
Table clamp : Top duck foot with 3 sharp steel pins.
Screw top is a replacement. Small round without pins
Condition : reasonable
Repairs : Top table screw has been replaced.
This tool is not listed in the 1889 catalogue. The one listed in that catalogue is completely different.
This tool, which has no funnel shows a proper end stop at the loading tube.
I named this tool an “A10 LB” (long barrel) just to give it a name. Any way, it doesn’t belong to the A49 series.
Apparently his tool has been for Joseph Lang & Sons, 33 New Bond Street, London