Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - Baker Rifle

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - Baker Rifle

Date

1801-1820

Object Number

XII.147

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Earlier pattern with folding-leaf backsight and lock with flat lockplate and ring-necked cock the lockplate being engraved with royal cypher and TOWER. The barrel which would originally have had a browned finish is now blued. Rifling of seven grooves

Dimensions

BarrelLength767mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.625 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Lock marked: WD, 8, crowned 3, crown over broad arrow, S. Barrel marked: GR crowned over broad arrow, crown over crossed sceptres, J, illegible mark, ARNOLD, ? over 1, fleur -de-lys over I, WRS

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Loaned to P.Dyson 22.1.1997 for measuring. Returned to store on 14.2.1997


According to IBE there is some association between this rifle and bayonet X.131.