Item number : UK WEB MF R7007
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNTION TOOL
Gauge : 12
Functions : Cartridge closing and re- capping
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Maker : P. WEBLEY & SON, London and Birmingham
Markings : “R7007 and 12” on press lever
Biggest length : 250 mm
Height : 125 mm
Weight : 818 grams
Press lever : Steel lever no 6 with movable shell holder. Badly rust pitted. With ebony handle
Turning lever : Green painted steel lever with ebony handle
Closing cup : Internal brass
Cartridge pusher : Yes, original
Barrel : Full barrel
Materials body : Brass
Paint : Contains most of its original green paint
Table clamp : Top oval with 5 cross wise ribs. At the end a steel sharp pin.
Screw has round top with 4 flat pins.
Stabilizer : None
Condition : Reasonable, but complete
This is unmistakeably a Webley tool R 7007 but there are apparently more than one model. The 1888 catalogue shows a tool with the de-capper at the left side. This tool has the de-capper at the other side.
In this collection there is a tool, made for Abrahams a gunshop in Melbourne, Australia. This tool, that is more like the Webley similar to the drawing in D.J. Baker (page 198) has its de-capper at the other side.