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Old 02-11-2019, 04:57 PM   #1
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I have a friend that has a couple of baker shotguns, in good to very good condition. I do not know much about shotguns at all. Are they collectable like a parker? I will get more specifics and pictures when I go look at them. Just looking for any general input on that brand of shotgun, guy said they were pre ithaca.
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the gun I am looking at is a grade C 12 gauge, 28" barrels in near 98% condition. It has a recoil pad added with floral designs and dogs on each side engraved. Thank You
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Bakers are very collectable.
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He just sent pictures, he said it had an added recoil pad which wasn't original. The gun is so nice, I don't know if I would shoot it. I have a couple things that I may be able to trade is the only reason I am even looking at it. It is a really nice looking gun. The parkers and fox seem to be the ones that are talked about a lot on the forums and the english guns which I don't think I could ever afford.
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The earlier graded bakers are of very good quality and are collectable. Just not by as large of a crowd as some of the other makers.

Generally speaking, the leaders, black beautys and folsom era guns do not generate much interest.
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Brian,
Thank you, I will post what year etc. I am going to go down and look at these guns. He also has a parker vh? with a 1.5 frame? I cannot remember all he talked about, he said one parker had been dropped and the butt plate got cracked and there is a small crack in stock which can be repaired. Would an original parker butt plate be hard to find? Or do they make replacements? Thank you for your input. Ed Norman
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Here is a web link to the Baker Collector page-


http://bakercollectors.com/index.php...er-G-F-Co-Guns

A Baker R grade started me out with double shotguns in 1979. Then came a Paragon ejector gun followed by an A grade. Those guns served me well. If the gun you are considering is a solid piece and fits you I think you will like it. Good luck.
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Joe D. that site explained a lot, man I am learning a lot in here. Thank You
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Ed Norman,

Some high grade Baker's are indeed collectible. It's mainly a matter of model and grade. C grade Baker's were a specific line of box lock mechanism which differed from the better known side lock Baker side-by-side that yielded a handful of stunners. I can't claim a tremendous Baker expertise, but my sense is that C grades are generally on the lower-middle end of Baker guns.

If the gun in question is highly engraved it would be neat if you could share some pictures, as I have not seen one so appointed.

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Nick,
I got the same kind of idea, that the C grade is a lower grade. I will try to figure out a way to put a side pic of reciever on here. Thanks, Ed
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