The Baker rifle is the first real British-made and conceived rifle. It was selected in 1800 to equip the new and experimental rifle corps. These units were employed as an addition to the skirmishers light companies of the battalions. They were used to weaken and disrupt the waiting enemy lines, but with the greater range and accuracy provided by the Baker rifle, British troops got a real advantage upon their French counterparts...
The Baker rifled musket is a .625-caliber rifle (16mm), has a 30inches barrel, fitted for a sword bayonet, is equipped with a rear sight, and has a very smooth trigger for accuracy. The essential cleaning equipment is stored in the gun's butt.
Length 120cm, weight 4.0kg.The frizzen cover is case hardened, and the seamless tempered barrel is made of high carbon steel (type:BS970 no.080M40). The breech is threaded. The barrel is not rifled, though. Sold with its bayonet-sword (70cm long).
Our copies are absolutely true to the originals : size, weight, marks... The firing mechanisms are totally functional (the flint is not provided with the gun, though). The barrel is made of carbon steel (type:BS970 no.080M40).
Being non functional replicas of black powder weapons, our muskets and guns are free to buy and possess in most countries. They either are classified as decorative items or allowed weapons, but you have to check the point in your own country, to be sure not to contravene any law, and that you are free to import and buy them.
The vent has not been drilled on our weapons. They are therefore not usable, even if the firing mechanism is perfectly functional. Drilling the hole may change the classification of the item, for it becomes theoritically usable, and you may have to check if the regulations of your country allow it. Our weapons are not proofed for blackpowder firing. If you choose to drill the hole, after having checked that the local law allows you to do this, you must have the weapon proofed before firing any bullet or munition. We cannot give any guarantee against the damages your musket may suffer during the proofing test.
Please remember this warning : never use a blackpowder gun which has not been proofed for firing a bullet (or anything else, by the way). Never use blackpowder without proper advising.