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Lot 630: THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF A .177 BAKER''S PATENT BREAK-BARREL AIR-RIFLE, no visible serial number

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF A .177 BAKER''S PATENT BREAK-BARREL AIR-RIFLE, no visible serial number
  • THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF A .177 BAKER''S PATENT BREAK-BARREL AIR-RIFLE, no visible serial number
  • THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF A .177 BAKER''S PATENT BREAK-BARREL AIR-RIFLE, no visible serial number
  • THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF A .177 BAKER''S PATENT BREAK-BARREL AIR-RIFLE, no visible serial number
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Description: THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF A .177 BAKER''S PATENT BREAK-BARREL AIR-RIFLE, no visible serial number
conforming to William Baker''s patent 5045 of 1915, with 18 3/4in. barrel, dove-tailed fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight elevating on a wheel, the left hand side fitted with a latch which draws the barrel forwards from a locked position allowing it then to be broken in the normal fashion, plain air-chamber with slightly flared trigger-unit at rear, walnut semi pistol-grip butt-stock with horn heel-plate, trigger-guard bow with weight adjuster, no provision for fore-end, the whole renovated to a high standard and re-blued, together with a modern wooden display box and papers


Other Notes: The papers included are a laminated copy of the patent taken from Commins''s book ''100 Years of British Patents 1849-1949'' and a copy of the John Atkins article on the Baker Rifle from Air Gunner magazine

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