Item number : UK HAW MF A49 WF
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 16
Functions : Closer, rammer
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : No
Maker : G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY, Carver Street, Sheffield
Markings : “G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY’S PATENT” and “16” on turning lever
Biggest length : 260 mm
Height : 250 mm
Weight : 1,198 grams
Length of shell tube : 64 mm inside from closing cup to end
Press lever : Steel with horn handle.
Turning lever : The patented Hawksley’s patent lever with horn handle
Closing cup : Brass
Cartridge pusher : N.a.
Materials body : Brass body
Paint : Contains most of the original dark red paint.
Table clamp : Top duck foot with 3 sharp steel pins.
Screw top is big round without pins
Condition : Good
Repairs : The end stop of the loading pipe is missing.
The 1889 catalogue states:
“A49 Hawksley’s Patent Turnover and Filling Machine, superior quality, Horn handles”
The A49 has a funnel. This one does have a loading tube without a funnel but with a horn top. It looks like it is factory made. The down end of the loading tube however has an open end with screw thread for an end stop. This end stop is missing.
Dixon has a similar multi-function tool without funnel but with a closed top of the ramming tube. See UK DIXON MF 3164