Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - Baker Rifle

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - Baker Rifle

Date

1801-1820

Object Number

XII.148

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Of heavy calibre. The barrel (which has a flat running as far as the backsight) retains the original browning. Rifling of seven grooves

Dimensions

BarrelLength770mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.700 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Lock marked: crown over broad arrow, R & RS, crowned 3, TS. Barrel marked: crowned GR broad arrow, crown over crossed sceptres, crown over ?, crown over J, IGC, GP

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

At the time that the Baker Rifle was introduced mention is made in Ordnance documents of rifles with barrels of both musket bore and carbine bore. Only small quantities of the former seem to have been produced.