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Baker Gun Co. Paragon 12 Gauge – HIGH CONDITION, EJECTORS


Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Baker, 1915-1919, 12 Gauge, 7lbs. 3oz., Chokes C/F, LOP 14 5/8″, DAH 2 5/8″, DAC 1 3/4″
Serial Number:  48666

Here we have a very rare Baker Gun Co. Paragon Grade 12 gauge gun that remains in remarkable factory original condition.  This is a late Folsom gun, sn48666 built between 1915 and 1919 as far as I can tell.  There is little information readily available on the Paragon, but it was one of the higher grade Baker Gun Co. guns that was the only other commercially successful American built sidelock shotgun.  The barrel flats and water table on the action are stamped with the “PARAGON E.J.” stampings to verify the grade, as does the engraving and quality of wood on the gun.  The engraver’s cuts are still raised and sharp, and the gun’s mechanics are superb, with great screws, timed ejectors, barrels still tight on face by London standards, bores are mirror shiny, and the Krupp Fluid Steel barrels have tight ribs and measure 28” long, choked Cyl/Full.  This gun weighs just 7lbs. 3oz. and balances 1/8” forward of the hinge pin and has good modern stock dimensions.  The action and trigger guard are factory case colored a very dark bone and charcoal case color that almost looks blue until you get the gun in the sunlight where you see the variable colors in the finish.  The Baker Paragon is a very hard gun to find, and if you are trying to have a high-grade gun from each of the notable American makers, you will need a Paragon in your representation of Baker Gun Co.  Very suitable for game or clays, this is an investment quality, rare firearm that will continue to gain value as you enjoy its use.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:   28″
Chokes:   .003/.032 Cyl/Full
Bores:   excellent
Bore Diameter:   .723/.725
Wall Thickness:   .025/.025
% Blue:   98% factory blue
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:   front silver
Action:  tight
Ejectors:   timed
Receiver Condition:   98% factory very dark case color
Screws:  good
Engraving:   clear, sharp; still has engraver’s hooks
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   80% factory case color; fading
Type:   Capped pistol grip/Splinter; well figured Euro walnut
LOP:   14 5/8″
LOP To End Of Wood:   13 5/8″
DAH:   2 5/8″
DAC:   1 3/4″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   excellent
Butt Treatment:   Jostam Hy-gun period recoil pad
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $130.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking!We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs “tweaked”, let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns “as found” and others want them “just so”. We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.
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