Item number : UK MIS BLAND BC 002
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : No
Cartridge pusher : No
Maker : Thomas Bland & Sons, London
Markings : The brand mark of Thomas Bland and “12” on the pressure handle.
A very vague inscription on the crank of the table screw, that looks like the stamp of Hattersley.
Biggest length : 270 mm
Weight : 447 grams
Press lever : Black painted steel lever no. 6 with ebony handle
Turning lever : Green painted steel lever with ebony handle
Closing cup : Internal brass
Barrel : Short barrel, brass inlined
Materials body : Cast iron body
Paint : Retains most of its original green paint
Table clamp : Steel screw has square top with 4 sharp pins, like Dixons
Top rectangular with small handmade pins like Dixons
Condition : Good
Repairs : None
It is possible that Thomas Bland was only a gun dealer who used tools from other makers.
This is a miraculous tool with elements of Hattersley and of Dixons.