Baker Gun Works--damascus--need barrels

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by SmithM38, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. SmithM38

    SmithM38 New Member

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    A friend has a Baker Gun Works, Batavia, New York, damascus double. The barrels have been damaged.

    He is looking for a set for a wall hanger.

    The lock, stock and forearm are in great shape. This gun does not have external hammers.
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Lotsa luck!

    There is no source for those barrels. Depending on the damage, the old ones might be repaired enough for display, or wooden dummy barrels made to look good enough.

    Or he might find a set of barrels on a junker gun and then fit them well enough for display (glue them on, maybe) but the chances of finding a set of Baker barrels is close to zero.

    There are a very few custom barrel makers today, mostly in England, but the value of a Baker seldom exceeds $2000 and I can guarantee a set of custom barrels would cost a lot more than that if anyone could be found to tackle the job.

    Jim
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011
  3. PeteM

    PeteM New Member

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    How badly are they damaged? I may be interested.
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