Item number : UK WEB MF 7010
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 12
Functions : (De-)capper, loader and closer
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : Yes
Maker : P. WEBLEY & SON, London and Birmingham
Markings : “7010, 12” on top press lever
Biggest length : 310 mm
Height : 260 mm
Weight : 1.317 grams
Press lever : Hardened steel with ebony handle
Turning handle : Green painted steel with black painted wooden handle
Closing cup : Internal brass
Cartridge pusher : Yes
Materials body : Brass
Paint : Retains some of its original green paint
Table clamp : Top duck foot shape with three sharp steel pins. Screw round top with 4 flat pins
Condition : Good
Repairs : None
This tool is listed in the 1888 catalogue. The relevant page is attached.
There is not much of the original green paint left. Most of these tools were/are bright polished.
The combination between the top of the table clamp ( duck foot shaped with 2 or more sharp steel pins), the top of the screw (round with 4 flat pins) and the press lever (lever no 6 with flexible shell holder) is very typical for Webley tools.
There is no makers name on this tool. Very typically for Webley there is only a catalogue number and/or a gunmaker’s name.