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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dennis DeVault, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Below are photos of an old shotgun that belongs to one of the guys in the shop. It is a 10 gauge black powder gun that his father gave to him. It was made in New York but so far he cannot find any history was hoping someone could give some background on this old gun. Thank you in advance,

    Dennis DeVault


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  2. Border Bandit

    Border Bandit Well-Known Member

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    When I saw Batavia on the right lock I thought Baker, and sure enough, there it is on the left lock plate. Fine old gun and a lot of history, associated with that company. It looks to be in good shape, and if mine would get a minor restoration.

    best...mike
     
  3. Robb

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    I'll bet that sucker kills on both ends Dennis.
     
  4. Bob Hawkes

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    Only when it doubles Robb. ;)
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Made in the early 1900s. HMB
     
  6. Drew Hause

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    See above, and www.bakercollectors.com
     
  7. BILL GRILL

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    Nice old gun. If he wants to sell it let me know. Bill
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Damn Bill! I was gonna buy it, saw it down to 18", and use it for SASS shoots...darn....
     
  9. Mapper

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    Baker designed guns for L C Smith, then left with one of the Smiths to form Ithaca and then started his own company. That should be creds enough.
     
  10. Drew Hause

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    "Baker designed guns for L.C. Smith"

    Sorta - L.C. Smith sold Baker designed guns. But the L.C. Smith Top-Action Double Cross-Bolted Breech-Loading Double Barrel "Bar Action" Hammer Gun introduced by L.C. Smith Maker, Syracuse in 1884, and the "New L.C. Smith Hammerless Gun" with the rotary locking bolt and lock in 1886, were designed by Alexander Brown.

    See above
     
  11. BILL GRILL

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    Jim, Looks like the drop at the heel is brutal. You might have to restock it!
     
  12. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    Thank you to all that gave us the information it is muuch appreciated.

    Dennis DeVault
     
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