Item number : UK HAW MF A10 SB
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 : 1,085 grams
Length of shell tube : 37 mm inside from closing cup to end. Long barrel.
Press lever : Steel with wooden handle. Steel is rust pitted.
Turning lever : Steel with ebony handle. Steel is rust pitted. Handle is cracked
Closing cup : Internal brass
Cartridge pusher : Present
Materials body : Brass body. Cast iron crimper.
Paint : Crimper retains most of the original red paint, as well as the table screw.
Brass body has no paint.
Table clamp : Top duck foot with 3 sharp steel pins.
Screw top is big and round without pins.
Condition : reasonable
Repairs : None
This tool is not listed in the 1889 catalogue. The one listed in that catalogue is substantially different.
I named this tool an “A10 SB” (Short barrel) just to give it a name. Any way, it doesn’t belong to the A49 series.