CODE UK MIS WATSON BC 001 Categories: , Product ID: 3837


Item number                           :           UK MIS WATSON BC 001

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           English Style

Gauge                                     :           12

Suitable for pinfire                 :           yes

Stabilizer                                 :          Yes, right side

Cartridge pusher                    :           yes (replacement)

Maker                                     :           Watson & Hancock, 308 High Holborn, W.C, London

Markings                                :           “12”, “WATSON & HANCOCK,  308 HOLBORN LONDON” on press

lever. “O”, “B” on bottom press lever and “B” on turning lever.

Biggest length                        :           265 mm

Weight                                     :           570 grams

Press lever                              :           Beautifully blued steel with black painted handle

Turning lever                          :           Beautifully blued steel with black painted handle

Closing cup                            :           Brass

Materials body                       :           Cast iron

Paint                                       :           Retains most of its original green paint.

Table clamp                            :           Top rectangular with 4 deep cross wise ribs.  Screw has round top with 4 blunt pins.

Condition                               :           Good

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :


Watson and Hancock were working together from 1886 to 1890. They were gunmakers at 308 High Holborn, London ( Nigel brown)


So this tool can be dated quite precisely between 1886 and 1890.


But there are reasons to believe that this tools has been made by Lightwood and/or Dixons. The model is the Dixons 1204. The top of the table screw however is Lightwood. There are several Lightwoods of this model. Usually Lightwood can be recognized by a “*” somewhere on the tool, mostly at the downside of the press lever. There ios no * on this tool.

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50