Original British Napoleonic Wars Era P-1800 Baker Flintlock Rifle - Circa 1805

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is one of the best examples of a Baker Rifle that company director Christian Cranmer has seen in his 50 years in this business, both here an in England. It is a great English Classic immortalized by BERNARD CORNWELL in his wonderful series of SHARPE Novels. See BRITISH MILITARY FIREARMS by Howard Blackmore Page 125, 2nd from the left in the photo.

Our example is just great, it is all brass mounted, a wonderful near perfect walnut stock which comes up to the muzzle which terminates with a brass nose cap. The butt has the brass expected patch box and the intricate trigger guard has the brass rear extension to mimic a pistol grip. There are just two ramrod pipes, there never was a throat pipe and the button headed original ramrod is still present. 

The wood stock bears a Cartouche on the left side of the stock right behind the brass side plate in an impressed circle. The just over 30" Barrel retains its original flip back sight and British Proof marks of CROWN / GR and the Viewing mark. There is also a CROWN / 7 on the barrel tang. There is evidence of pitting from powder burns surrounding the touch hole, but nothing out of the ordinary. The flintlock mechanism has the CROWN over G.R. with TOWER across the tail.

Condition is just great, and quite appealing, with the spiral forging lines in the barrel clearly visible. The bore still shows clear rifling, even after all this years.

As stated this is the most appealing and best condition true Baker Rifle we have ever seen!


Designed: 1798–1800
Produced: 1800–1838 (all variants)
No. built: 2,000
Caliber: .63" Rifled
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder
Barrel Length: 30 1/4 inches
Overall Length: 45 1/2 inches
Action: Side Action Flintlock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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