Item number : UK HAW MF A49
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
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 ebony handle. Most probably a replacement, because the A49
must have an horn handle, as is the handle of the turning lever.
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 : Reasonable because of the wrongly replaced handle and some deep rust
Repairs : Replacement of handle of press lever.
The 1889 catalogue states:
“A49 Hawksley’s Patent Turnover and Filling Machine, superior quality, Horn handles”