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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:58 pm    Post subject: Baker Rifle  Reply with quote

The first inventor of a breech loading rifle was Major Patrick Ferguson ( Scot) He took a his weapons to the American War of Independence this is when the 60th Royal Americans used the Rifle. Major Ferguson was killed.
So Eziekiel Baker's design was used to supply certain Regiments in the british army ie the 95th.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Baker rifle Reply with quote

Hi

Many thanks for your post on our forum, for further information on the British Infantry Rifle (aka Baker) & Ferguson you might want to read our Rifle description & history

http://www.95th-rifles.co.uk/rifle_1.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: RIFLE PATENT Reply with quote

Thanks Ian
All that information tells me that a lot of people had allsorts of design's, based on a common goal ,to produce the best Breech loading rifle.
Basically the 60th had it the 95th had it and 43/52 as they say it does what it says on the tin. Our battalion had a Baker rifle they had purchased fireing on the range in NI under the supervision of a REME Armourer

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