Baker double barrel shotgun


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jisii
October 16, 2007, 07:23 PM
I bought a Baker Gun Co. double barrel shotgun, marked "Batavia Leader", at an auction on Sunday and it appears to have some problems. It is a sidelock gun with beautiful 30' barrels. Metal finish is about 90% and the wood is decent. However, I tried it out this morning and the right barrel will not fire; the left barrel fired OK. Anyone have any ideas on what could be wrong? Any suggestions on a gunsmith who could fix the problem? I am in south-central PA. I am a neophyte on these old timers and any insights would be greatly appreciated.
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John I. Smith
Bedford PA

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Dave McCracken
October 16, 2007, 09:38 PM
A good quality shotgun and well worth fixing. Contact Shyda's in Lancaster, I think, and see if they can recommend a local smith.

HTH....

Okiecruffler
October 16, 2007, 10:13 PM
Beautiful piece. I'd bet dollars to donuts it's the firing pin spring.

KevininPa
October 16, 2007, 10:17 PM
There's a guy over my way who does beautiful work on SXS's. He's not cheap and you'll wait a few months. Don't know if you want to travel to Saylorsburg in the Poconos though. PM me if you want details. He fixed a Western ( Ithaca ) SXS for me ( Hammer broke ) and he's putting a Limbsaver on my Spartan coach gun. And I've known him to refurbish L.C. Smith's and the like.

jisii
October 17, 2007, 07:46 AM
Thanks for the responses guys. Kevin, could you give me some details on the gunsmith you mentioned? I only paid $90.00 for the Baker shotgun so I guess I could afford to spend a little to get it put right. I'm curious what it's value might be, assuming it was fixed.

John I. Smith
Bedford PA

Dave McCracken
October 17, 2007, 08:31 AM
Add a zero to that $90 and you'll get a starting price on Bakers. One in fine shape may bring a couple grand.

Enjoy....

KevininPa
October 17, 2007, 11:29 AM
PM sent with info.

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