Classic Upland Guns
The Upland Almanac|Spring 2021
Baker Gun and Forging Company: Batavia Leader
Ernie Foster

Grandpa never said much about the guns he used in the uplands or duck blinds, so I never knew anything about them other than that when he went afield, he often brought home food for the table. I did know that Grandma was not big on guns being in the house, so they were always stored out of sight in the gun closet.

Long after my grandparents passed, the guns were stored away, and it was some time before they found their way into my possession. The beautiful waterfowl 10-gauge W&C Scott & Son hammer gun was one I shared with The Upland Almanac readers a few issues ago, but I never warmed up to the Baker Batavia Leader, Grandpa’s upland gun.

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