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You have to see this Baker Rifle
« on: July 28, 2020, 12:22:39 PM »
Very cool Baker flintlock!

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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 06:17:18 PM »
 :hairy Never saw anything like that...great video and a awesome rifle!
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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 08:19:25 PM »
I'd trade one of my rifles for that Baker!  :hairy  :laffing
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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 08:37:30 PM »
That guy should have found a different place to sell that. Giving away $7000 is stupid!

But its a really cool rifle.

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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 02:46:00 PM »
He's probably happy that he got $5500 more than he thought it was worth but yes, he should have taken it to several other appraisers and maybe sent it to Sotheby's, Christie's or one of the other auction houses with a $18,000 reserve on it.

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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 02:55:58 PM »
I would have taken more precautions before firing an old, unknown rifle like that.

Maybe he came to his senses before he actually took the rifle back to that Pawn Shop to conclude the deal.
And the auction houses take cut out of a sale too. I have no idea how much.
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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 03:21:35 PM »
Kind'a makes you want to build one, don't it...  :Doh!

Cool rifle for sure!  :hairy
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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2020, 04:43:10 PM »
I would have taken more precautions before firing an old, unknown rifle like that.

Maybe he came to his senses before he actually took the rifle back to that Pawn Shop to conclude the deal.
And the auction houses take cut out of a sale too. I have no idea how much.

There's usually a 20% fee to the seller and the same to the buyer!
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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2020, 04:45:00 PM »
Kind'a makes you want to build one, don't it...  :Doh!

Cool rifle for sure!  :hairy

Joe, Baker was a master for sure, I've been able to fondle several Baker firearms including a double barrel flinter, all were exquisite! Can you imagine working out that breech?
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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2020, 05:05:33 PM »
Kind'a makes you want to build one, don't it...  :Doh!

Cool rifle for sure!  :hairy

Joe, Baker was a master for sure, I've been able to fondle several Baker firearms including a double barrel flinter, all were exquisite! Can you imagine working out that breech?

That's just it, working the breech operation out to be safe... I would almost think this particular breech is more in line with the Ferguson setup / as compared to the trapdoor Springfield... I'm a little surprised there was no provisions for a cleaning rod - so IMHO this wouldn't be a Military conversion - but strictly civilian use.

However, I did see a video of a Military Jager Rifle where the ramrod was carried separate of the rifle on the soldier... I think it was one Cap-n-Ball did, and if I remember right, it was a flintlock.

Interesting for sure!  :bl th up
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Re: You have to see this Baker Rifle
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2020, 11:29:23 PM »
I wanna shoot it
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