baker side by side

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Re: baker side by side

Postby SPE33 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:32 pm

I’ve been looking for a while for a good Baker gun as I thought it would be nice to have at least one example of each of the five or six major gun makers from the early 1900’s.Found one this last weekend at one of my favorite shows. Not one of the plain Batavia models but an honest to goodness Baker A grade. 16 gauge (which seem to be a bit scarce) 28” uncut Damascus barrels, what appears to be English walnut and a nice amount of engraving with a dog on each side. It certainly measures up to any Fox,Lefever,or L.C.Smith in my opinion.Only markings on it are the serial numbers and the Baker name on the sideplates. A good unmessed with original gun....I like it.
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Re: baker side by side

Postby glassman48 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:21 pm

SPE33,
Would you post a picture when you get the gun please. Thanks, Ed
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Re: baker side by side

Postby SPE33 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:51 am

Glassman....Sent you a PM
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Re: baker side by side

Postby glassman48 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:34 am

I have another question, what could the reblueing do to the original barrels or any solder joints etc? Does it depend on what process of reblueing was used? I am looking at a couple of other guns from that collection, and I am still looking at this baker. Does anyone know approximately how much it would cost to redo those barrels? Then one would wonder why they were reblued in the first place? Thanks for everyones input. I don't know if I would be able to take the gun to a gunsmith to have them inspect the barrels or give me an opinion.
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Re: baker side by side

Postby SPE33 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:52 pm

Glassman...Gave you all the (somewhat) limited knowledge I have in regards to these questions.Hope it helped. Surprises me that none of the other members have replied.
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Re: baker side by side

Postby glassman48 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:15 pm

spe33,
It was a big help, I know so little about old shotguns is why I am asking all these questions. Thanks again
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