CODE UK MIS HORS BC 001 Categories: , Product ID: 4074


Item number                           :           UK MIS HORS BC 001

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           Vertical Double Hinge Behind Axis Suspension

Gauge                                     :           12

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

Stabilizer                                 :          No

Cartridge pusher                    :           No

Maker                                     :           Thomas Horsley, Coney Street 10. York

Markings                                :           “HORSLEY’S PATENT, No 12”

Biggest length                        :           260 mm

Weight                                     :           1.044 grams

Press lever                              :           Brass or bronze

Turning lever                          :           Black painted brass or bronze lever with wooden handle

Closing cup                            :           Brass or bronze

Barrel                                     :           N.a.

Materials body                       :           Messing or bronze body

Paint                                       :           Retains most of its original black paint.

Table clamp                            :           Brass screw has round top without pins. Top long oval with shallow grooves.

Condition                               :           Very good

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :


I don’t know who made this tool. Thomas Horsley was an inventor.

Most of his loading tool inventions were carried out by Dixons.


David Baker in his book “Cartridge Tools” thinks highly of Horsley.

On page 4 he states with regard to the Horsley’s Patent (De-) Capper:

The final claim in this three-part patent is for the twin-pillar tool which was to become the worldwide industry standard.(See UK DIXON CAP 1181)

I doubt this. I think that this type of capper was already very common in France before he patented it.

It is the same with this bench closing tool. The system was very uncommon for the UK but very usual in France. So he patented it in the UK.


Note that the UK MIS HORS BC 001 tool has no guide for the shell holder. The UK MIS HORS BC 002 on the other hand has no brandname but does have a guide for the shell holder.

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50