British Army Baker Rifle from 1806, Percussion lock
British Army Baker Rifle from 1806 with Percussion lock
Here we offer a replica of the famous Baker rifle, based on a model from 1806.
This rifle has been used by the rifle corps of the British Army (the riflemen, well-known because of their green jackets) during the Napoleonic Wars. In about 1798 the master gunsmith Ezekiel Baker got the order to design a new weapon for this corps. 2 years and a few models later the Baker Rifle was placed into production. It consisted of a 76cm long barrel with seven rectangular grooves to impart spin to the projectile for improved flight stability. That’s why the Baker Rifle had an extraordinary long-range with high accuracy. For a few decades this weapon has been used not only by British snipers but as well by American and other foreign regiments that were supported by the British Army.
The rifle has a simple folding backsight with the standard large lock mechanism with goose-necked cock. Like the German Jager Rifle it has a scrolled brass trigger and a patch box covered with a brass plate.
Bernard Cornwell, the famous author of the novel Sharpe’s Rifles owns one of those authentic replicas.
Our rifle replicas are intended for decoration or reenactment. The muzzles have not been drilled, so the weapon is not functional.
A beautiful item for every collection and an indispensable accessory for re-enactors.
- Total length: approx. 116 cm
- Barrel length: approx. 76 cm
- Weight: approx. 3.4 kg
- Bore: .62 cal.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please mention your birth date when order. We also need a copy of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.
Shipping weight: 5.00 kg