Baker rifle

$9,500.00

In 1800 he competed with various other gun makers from England. Europe and America for the British Board of Ordnance for the supply of flintlock muzzle loading rifles for the British Army. In 1803 he was award the contract and the 95th Regiment were issue these rifles later becoming known as the Rifle Brigade. The first such line regiment in the British Army. The Baker Rifle has become part of British folklore with books and Television series, and films based around their use most notably Sharpe starring Sean Bean written by Bernard Cornwell. Many other British Gun Makers copied the new rifle but Ezekiel Baker was the master.

This Flintlock rifle is in exceptional condition with an incredible custom 26″ twist barrel that is still deeply rifled in its good looking bore. Features all brass

This Flintlock rifle is in exceptional condition with an incredible custom 26″ twist barrel that is still deeply rifled in its good looking bore. Features all brass

The 26″ barrel is 5″ shorter than the Tower contract rifles for use by other rank rifleman which suggests that this short rifle was commission by an officer possibly even of the 95th regiment.

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Baker rifle

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Original Baker rifle: Only One Available. This is truly amazing, a genuine BAKER signed E. BAKER on the lock for EZEKIEL BAKER the famous British Gunsmith. Who apprenticed under Henry Nock and started his own establishment in 1775 at 24 Whitechapel Road in London.

 

Baker rifle

Moreover his Baker is sign E. BAKER and features a shorter custom 26 browned finish twist barrel indicating that it was an officer’s private purchase weapon as all officers at the time furnished their own armaments, only the NCOs and other ranks were issued government purchased weapons.

Hence mounts including a large brass patch box to the butt stock. Moreover the Opposite side of butt stock has a check rest, meaning this was for a true marksman.  It never had a bayonet stand which is consistent as an officer would never use a bayonet in battle as he carried a sword.

NOTE: International orders of antique firearms MUST be ship using UPS WW Services (courier). USPS Priority Mail international shipping is available. The 26″ barrel is 5″ shorter than the Tower contract rifles for use by other rank rifleman which suggests that this short rifle was commission by an officer possibly even of the 95th regiment.

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