British Army Baker Rifle. We now have reproductions of the famous Baker Rifle (1806 model) with rounded patch box, rounded lock with goose-necked cock.
This rifle is made by the same manufacturers who made rifles for the Television Series Sharpe's Rifles (other companies have falsely claimed this). In fact Bernard Cornwell, author of the Sharpe Series, has purchased a Baker Rifle from us as well. In addition we supplied our Baker Rifles to both the famous historic site the Alamo and the 2004 movie of the same name.
As the images testify this is a beautiful replica of this famous rifle. The rifle corps of the British Army, along with a number of other foreign armies financed by Great Britain, used the Baker Rifle throughout the Napoleonic Wars. In North America, the Baker Rifle was used by the rifle companies of the 60th Regiment during the invasion of Maine in 1814. The famous 95th Rifles used them at New Orleans in 1815. After the war, the 60th and Rifle Brigade continued to use them in garrison in Canada into the 1840s. The Mexican Army purchased large stocks of Baker Rifles and were used at the Battle of the Alamo.
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