CODE UK HAW PS OA1NP-1 Categories: , Product ID: 4172


Item number                           :           UK HAW PS OA1NP-1

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           Powder measure

Maker                                     :           G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY, Carver Street, Sheffield

Markings                                :           “G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY”, “Drs Powder” on side of the cup

Weights                                  :           Powder Drams  2½, 2¾, 3, 3¼

Weight                                     :           44 grams

Materials                                 :           Nickel-plated brass with white horn round handle

Condition                               :           Very good

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :


UK HAW PS OA1NP and UK HAW PS OA1NP-1 are similar. The only difference is the colour of the handle. The first has a dark horn handle, the second a white horn handle. We can see this same white horn back in UK HAW BC A50 Detachable.


I have now 23-03-2021 2 Hawksley’s catalogues:

  1. Reprint of the 1889 catalogue of Cornell Publications. As usual this is a bad copy, just missing page 1, the page with the information about the powder and shot measures.
  2. An original catalogue from 1951 (?) when Hawksley has already been taken over by Dixon.


The 1951 catalogue only shows the flat bottom measures.

A1C    Powder measure, Brass, Round Handle

A2C    Shot measure, Brass, Round Handle

A1P     Powder measure, Nickel-Plated, Round Handle

A2P     Shot Powder measure, Nickel-Plated, Round Handle

A3C    Combined Powder and Shot measure, Brass, with Rammer Handle

A3P     Combined Powder and Shot measure, Nickel-Plated, with Rammer Handle


From the 1889 catalogue I can conclude that A1 stands for Powder and A2 for Shot. “R” stands for a rammer handle. But I don’t understand how the flat bottom can be distinguished from the round bottom. On this website all Hawksley powder and shot measures with a round bottom are marked with an “O” number.

The handles can be from wood (ebony or bow wood) or horn

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50