UK HAW MF A49 Wilkes

CODE UK HAW MF A49 Wilkes Categories: , Product ID: 3160


Item number                           :           UK HAW MF A49 Wilkes

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’S PATENT” and “12” on turning lever

“J. WILKES LEEDS” on press lever

Biggest length                        :           260 mm

Height                                    :           250 mm

Weight                                   :           1,200 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 some 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                                   :           N.a.

Remarks                                 :

The 1889 catalogue states:

“A49 Hawksley’s Patent Turnover and Filling Machine, superior quality, Horn handles”


This tool has been sold by Joseph Wilkes, a Leeds’ gunmaker, 2 Wade Street, Leeds.

(Information “British Gunmakers” Volume two – Birmingham, Scotland & the Regions by Nigel Brown, page 366)


Additional information


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