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Greeting to all.

Post by 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.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/ ... nce/B1.jpg[/pic]

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/ ... AKER-4.jpg[/pic]

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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Post by dhtaxi » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:33 pm

Welcome. Stay awhile.

Nice bit of kit.
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Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by DuncaninFrance » Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:57 pm

Is it a shooter?
Good question Joe. I have fired it once with a half load and a paper wad. It has been vcalued at at about £5000 so I don't want to blow it apart. I am now quite involved in Black Powder shooting here in France so have decided to shoot it after stripping and cleaning the barrel but with a sub-caliber ball and patch. Obviously I don't want to alter the original outer finish.

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Post by joseyclosey » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:04 pm

Obviously I don't want to alter the original outer finish.
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I know what you mean Duncan :lol:

If possible could you take some photos of the old lady in action?

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