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FOR SALE Very Fine Contemporary Baker Rifle

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TheTyler7011

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65 caliber

Very attractive with a strong functioning lock and deep rifling. 100/200/300 flip up sight.

Maker and year of manufacture unknown. Really nice example

$2000 shipped
 

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That is one sexy rifle!
I have never seen one in person.
Is this a repro or an Original?
Any provenance? Any idea about the initials ?
I am intrigued by what little I have read about them. I think this is the similar rifle to the rifles used in Sharpe, the tv movie
 

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That is one sexy rifle!
I have never seen one in person.
Is this a repro or an Original?
Any provenance? Any idea about the initials ?
I am intrigued by what little I have read about them. I think this is the similar rifle to the rifles used in Sharpe, the tv movie
Hey!

This is not an original piece. Unfortunately I don’t know where or when it was made. Some custom builder made this i believe. Sorry for not being able to provide information
 

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To the OP it will help if you follow the rules when listing a firearm in the classifieds:
  1. *EVERY For sale ad must have forum ID and date written on a sheet of paper clearly visible in at least one picture! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Thank you. It’s my first sale on here. Where is the forum ID?
 

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To the OP it will help if you follow the rules when listing a firearm in the classifieds:
  1. *EVERY For sale ad must have forum ID and date written on a sheet of paper clearly visible in at least one picture! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Oh the forum ID is my name. Lol I’m dumb. I’ll add it tmr when I can take a pic with the gun
 
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Ime not sure the sight is correct but the Portuguese marking on the lock suggest perhaps made up for the Carlist wars involving Portugal . Normally the Baker had a rounded end by the tool box lid but some went out by Wheeler that had no boxes'. So I suggest you carefully remove the lock & if its original it very likely might bear 'Robert Wheeler's stamp . If so no modern copier s likely to go to that trouble so its as likley original I believe the Carlist wars , more of a civil war situation would be the 1840s or somewhere in there .I haven't researched it but Google might tell you about it . The box interior would have a stem that held a pivoting flat plate to hold the tools small torque bar ball drawer & a cleaning jag of some sort and be grotty with age probably . Any Baker is keenly sought after these days thanks to Celtic films, Sean Bean , & Richard Moore Advisor ( both incidently from Sheffield ) Oh And Rob Dean but he's not from that City !
Regards Rudyard
If it has the crossed mase's bpc & V its the Birmingham proof mark useually strook deeply on L H side If it dosnt mayhap its 'got up' useing an old lock , This said the quailty looks exelant , The stocker knows / Knew his stuff .Ime a stocker I can see that sort of stuff . R
 
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Ime not sure the sight is correct but the Portuguese marking on the lock suggest perhaps made up for the Carlist wars involving Portugal . Normally the Baker had a rounded end by the tool box lid but some went out by Wheeler that had no boxes'. So I suggest you carefully remove the lock & if its original it very likely might bear 'Robert Wheeler's stamp . If so no modern copier s likely to go to that trouble so its as likley original I believe the Carlist wars , more of a civil war situation would be the 1840s or somewhere in there .I haven't researched it but Google might tell you about it . The box interior would have a stem that held a pivoting flat plate to hold the tools small torque bar ball drawer & a cleaning jag of some sort and be grotty with age probably . Any Baker is keenly sought after these days thanks to Celtic films, Sean Bean , & Richard Moore Advisor ( both incidently from Sheffield ) Oh And Rob Dean but he's not from that City !
Regards Rudyard
If it has the crossed mase's bpc & V its the Birmingham proof mark useually strook deeply on L H side If it dosnt mayhap its 'got up' useing an old lock , This said the quailty looks exelant , The stocker knows / Knew his stuff .Ime a stocker I can see that sort of stuff . R
 
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Interesting piece. It has indications that at least some parts are original if not the entire gun. Would like to see it investigated so we can discover more. It's possible the OP may be undervaluing it.
 

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Interesting piece. It has indications that at least some parts are original if not the entire gun. Would like to see it investigated so we can discover more. It's possible the OP may be undervaluing it.
What do you want to see?
 
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