Now available: The Cartridge pouch used with the Baker rifle. See it here.
British Army Baker Rifle. We now have reproductions of the famous Baker Rifle (1806 model) with rounded patch box, rounded lock with goose-necked cock. This rifle is made by the same manufacturers who made for the Rifles for the Television Series Sharpe's Rifles (other companies have falsely claimed this). In fact Bernard Cornwell, author of the Sharpe Series, has purchased the Baker Rifle from us as well. In addition we supplied our Baker Rifles to both the famous historic site the Alamo and the 2004 movie of the same name.
95th Rifle uniform recreated by our company (from this section)
Read about the 95th Rifles in Corunna 1809
As the images testify this is a beautiful replica of this famous rifle. The rifle corps of the British Army, along with a number of other foreign armies financed by Great Britain, used the Baker Rifle throughout the Napoleonic Wars. In North America, the Baker Rifle was used by the rifle companies of the 60th Regiment during the invasion of Maine in 1814. The famous 95th Rifles used them at New Orleans in 1815. After the war, the 60th and Rifle Brigade continued to use them in garrison in Canada into the 1840s. The Mexican Army purchased large stocks of Baker Rifles and were used at the Battle of the Alamo. Click here to read about loading and firing a Baker Rifle.
The vents are not drilled from the pan into the barrel making them non-firing. The frizzens are case hardened to produce good sparks. The seamless tempered barrels are made of high-carbon steel (type:BS970 no.080M40) and the breeches are threaded. The barrels are smoothbore (.62 Cal). Some experienced gunsmiths can modify the barrel by adding riflings or put in a rifled sleeve (this reduces the calibre). We do not do this type of work.
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Please note there are a number of questionable quality replica Baker Rifles being sold on online auctions, etc. These copies are not the Baker Rifle being offered here. They have no grain to the wood, the muzzle of the barrel goes way far past the end of the nose cap, and the sights are bizarrely shaped. Do your research before buying.
View of Entire rifle from the Left Side
View of Lock
View of Breech area from Left Side
View of Muzzle
(notice the muzzle is only slightly ahead of the brass nose cap)
View of Rifle Butt
View of Lock/Breech/Butt
Baker Sword Bayonet
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If upon receiving your musket you are not completely happy with your purchase, you may return it for a refund. All we ask is you cover the shipping costs. It has to be returned in two weeks of receipt and be in its original state (unaltered and unmodified).
We sell historically accurate muskets in a non-firing state. This allows us to comply with local, state, national and international firearms regulations. A certified gunsmith may alter this musket to a firing state by drilling the vent hole and test firing it. We are not legally responsible for any alteration from its present non-firing state.
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