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Indian made baker rifle

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Bobsen, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. Bobsen

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    Jim

    I guess it does, made me laugh thanks
    Bob
     
  2. 4v50 Gary

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    Can't kasenite be used to harden the frizzen?
     
  3. towboat_er

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    Ya sure did a great job on it. Congrats.
     
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    Nice job!
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    I have to say it looks really nice and I think you did a super nice job on the refinish. Good stuff.

    What caliber is it? And is it a real rifle or a smoothbore? I ask because I have an Indian made Lorenz (which I love by the way) but it's not a real rifle or .58 caliber. My Lorenz is actually a .62 smoothbore. Wondering if your Baker is the correct caliber or something different as well.

    As an aside, I'm totally immersed in the Richard Sharpe books right now (I've read eight so far and can't put them down) so the Baker strikes a chord with me! :cool:
     
  6. Bobsen

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    Hi it's .610 or 16 bore thereabouts seem to like a 600 ball with .18 patch it is smooth bore
    But in the process of making a 1/4turn in 30" seven groove rifling machine
    Will let you know how it goes thanks for the nice comments
    Bob
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    Is this because most such are used only for display or reenactments with blanks?
    Or following in the fine tradition of not providing Colonial troops with the latest weapons?
    (I recall something about smoothbore versions of 1853 Enfields for Colonial auxiliaries.)
     
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    I believe the gun laws in India are a holdover from Colonial days, and restrict the manufacture of rifled barrels, except for government military and police use.
     
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