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Greeting to all.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:55 pm

I landed here via THR and decided to stay a while!

Thought you would like to see my Baker Rifle for starters.





It is ( I think ) an 1812/14 model which was bought by my grandfather in Lisbon, Portugal. The bayonet was not part of the original and I have added the sling, ramrod, leaf sight and flint clamp.

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Postby dhtaxi » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:33 pm

Welcome. Stay awhile.

Nice bit of kit.
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Postby dromia » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:54 pm

Thanks for sharing Duncan.

Portugal eh?

Now there is some interesting provence speculation around that, Wellingtons Redcoats in the Peninsula.

The green Jacketed 60th and 95th Rifle Regiments, Black Bob Crauford and Moores retreat to Corrunna.

Heady Stuff :)
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Good Reading

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:23 pm

Just finished a book by Mark Urban which would interest anyone studying the war in Spain. It's called 'The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes - The story of George Scovell' ISBN 0-571-20538-0. He has also written a book about the 95th which is also a good read. Its called Riflemen and I will post the ISBN tomorrow as an edit.

Cheers

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Also by the same author ISBN number 0-571-21681-1 'Riflemen' also a very good read.
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Postby joseyclosey » Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:32 am

Hi Duncan, welcome to MAH, thanks for posting the pic of your Baker, very nice :D Is it a shooter?

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Welcome Duncan

Postby Niner » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:40 am

Glad you found your way here from The High Road. I visit that site often myself.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:57 pm

Duncan

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch? -- W.C. Fields
"Many of those who enjoy freedom know little of its price."
You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something.

http://www.twgpp.org
http://www.andrewsinfrance.co.uk
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