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    Baker rifle converted to percussion

    Does anyone know if there are any Baker rifle forums or sources of good information? There are some good articles on the net and I have most of the Britishicon military firearms books, and did until recently own an original flintlock Baker. I recently picked up an extremely good condition Baker rifle, infantry version (no sword bar) converted to percussion. This one still has the original Tower GR marked lock, but has been extremely well converted to percussion. I have seen some examples which were converted possibly in India but they were done differently. Baker rifles were apparently used by British forces in the War of 1812, and there are reports of the Royal Canadianicon Rifles being issued them or using them in 1840--could some of those have been converted to percussion?

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    Royal Regt of Canadaicon was a 20th century militia unit.
    Royal Canadian Rifles was a regular Britishicon army unit stationed only in Canada c1840-70 when it was disbanded. They were issued Baker rifles until the 1840s when they received Brunswicks.
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    I've always wanted a Baker Rifle. Hmm I wonder why.
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    Oh my, you are completely correct, and I knew that. Not sure why I listed the RRC instead of the RCR

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    Try posting over on the Britishicon rifle forum. A lot of knowledge there. Beautiful rifle.

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