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Posted: 4/12/2018 2:46:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2018 6:14:30 PM EDT
Send it to me, please. I like it and will take good care of it.

Whose version is this? An Indian-made smooth bore, or a high quality actual rifle? I REALLY want one of these, but don't really want to spend $1000+ AND wait a year or more for a kit from TotW.

HELLO PEDERSOLI. Baker fans are talking to you!

Link Posted: 4/13/2018 12:08:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/13/2018 12:20:32 PM EDT
Is it smooth bore or rifled
Link Posted: 4/13/2018 6:30:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/13/2018 11:43:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Modern_Outfitters:

Smooth bore.
They won't ship rifled guns across the border. There are a couple of places here in the states that will rebarrel it if I decide to go that route.
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I looked into getting one of those for my Texas Rev reenacting but opted for a springfield smooth bore .
Link Posted: 4/16/2018 2:40:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2018 2:43:21 PM EDT by Teddydog]
Well this post pushed me over the edge! I just called The Rifle Shoppe and ordered one of their Baker Rifle kits (1806 model)! They have all the parts in stock except the stock which needs to be cut in about a week. Looks like I have myself a Spring and Summer project!

FYI: they are still not taking new orders for assembly work, including locks. My lock will be un-assembled. The shop told me that the Baker locks plates are already drilled and the springs are tempered, so it is a matter of polishing and fitting and hardening the frizzen rather that having to drill all the holes and temper the springs, too.

Link Posted: 4/23/2018 12:08:16 PM EDT
As an enormous Sharpe fan, I'd absolutely love to get my hands on a repro Baker rifle.

As someone who's woodworking skills don't extend beyond whittling sticks into sharp points, building one out of a kit isn't really much of an option, though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2018 10:22:27 AM EDT
I hope you guys buying these are getting proofed barrels, and not the converted wallhanger India guns.

I know India can make good rifles, but I would NEVER buy an unproofed barrel.
Just because companies here are drilling flash/touch holes and shooting a couple rounds to "test", doesn't make it safe.

It could last a lifetime, or could blow on the 15th round.
Link Posted: 5/3/2018 5:39:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/4/2018 7:25:27 PM EDT
From the factual information I have been able to find, there are several reasons to not like the "inexpensive" Indian reproductions, but the SAFETY of the barrel is NOT one of them (more about the aesthetics, ergonomics and historical accuracy). As long as we are talking about the major US and Canadian retailers and the guns they bring in, the barrels are NOT the cheap DOM tubing that is often claimed. Is it reasonable to think that any company importing and selling these could stay in business for YEARS if they were selling potential "bombs" made out of pot metal or cheap tubing?

Now, putting ANY amount of powder (must less a projectile) into a display NON-GUN is crazy and unsafe.

That said, I bought the kit from The Rifle Shoppe because I wanted a real rifled barrel from a well-known barrel maker, a stock made of good old American Walnut and small parts that are very close to historically accurate.

Link Posted: 5/9/2018 8:55:32 PM EDT
I have a Rifle Shoppe kit with Lodgewood - a T.W. Pistor Jaeger rifle. You have to have a bit of patience though.
Link Posted: 6/9/2018 1:47:27 PM EDT
I had an RS Baker years ago, built by them. An absolute gem, had to sell to raise cash for an emergency. Regret that to this day.
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