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British Baker Rifle

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By Crusader1307

Developed in England, Te Baker was a rugged and reliable weapon, that not only saw use in The British Army, but was a popular export weapons to many Countries – especially Mexico. Mexico (after winning it's independence form Spain), set about creating a “National Army”. This Force was based in no small part – on The French Army of Napoleon. Imitating style and training – Mexico imported thousands of weapons and ordinance into the Country. The Baker Rifle was the mainstay of The Mexican Army from The Texas Revolution (1830s) to The Mexican War (1840s). Compact at 5 feet long, it weighted 8-pounds (with attached 15-inch Sword Bayonet). The rifle used a .54 and .58 caliber French Minie Ball. The Baker had an effective range of 800 yards.