Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military rifle - Baker Rifle

Flintlock muzzle-loading military rifle - Baker Rifle

Date

1815-1825

Object Number

XII.5558

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. Formerly on loan to Scottish United Services Museum. Loan 159. Returned 5th June 1992.

Physical Description

Plain lock with swan-necked cock. Fully stocked with slides to retain the barrel , the left side of the butt shaped as a cheek rest. The brass furniture consists of a buttplate, escutchion plate on the small, shaped trigger guard, two ramrod pipes and a fore-end cap. The bright barrel has fixed block backsight and a brass ramp fore-sight. There is a bayonet bar on the right side of the muzzle. Seven groove rifling. Bright steel ramrod with large button end

Dimensions

BarrelLength30.2inches
BarrelLength767mm
OverallLength1157mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.65 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Engraved on the lock: BLAIR AND SUTHERLANDS, crown over 3, B&S Stamped under butt: R.Y.NUIR.Engraved on butt tang: Bover 3, A.R.Engraved on barrel: crown over 4, crown over crossed scepters (twice)

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

This weapon does not have a patch box which one would expect of a Baker rifle.