Item number : UK MIS ALPHA BC 1
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : Yes, right side
Cartridge pusher : N.a.
Maker : ALPHA
Markings : “ALPHA, 12”on press lever. “12” on body
Biggest length : 270 mm
Weight : 382 grams
Press lever : Steel lever with wooden handle. It looks like the lever has been blued, not painted. If so, it is in an excellent condition.
Turning lever : Black painted steel with wooden grip
Closing cup : Internal brass.
Materials body : Cast iron body. Barrel is brass inlined.
Paint : Retains almost all of its original black paint
Table clamp : Steel screw has round top without pins.
Top is small rectangular with 5 ribs
Condition : Very good
Repairs : None
There is nothing known about “ALPHA”. It is not mentioned in Nigel Brown’s “British Gunmakers”. Alpha worked for gunmakers. See ALPHA CAP 1, where Alpha made a capper for W. Chalkley in Winchester, apparently a gunshop – not a gunmaker, because not mentioned by Nigel Brown.