Thursday, February 25, 2010
Freedom Arms is located in western Wyoming's Star Valley, a logical location for a world-class revolver maker, since the Baker family has deep roots in the valley. The historic Baker Cabin, located on Etna’s main street, is the oldest building in town. It was constructed by Bob Baker’s great grandmother Anna Eliza Baker and her 12-year old daughter May in 1889. The Bakers were the first permanent residents on the east side of the Salt River in the Star Valley. Wayne Baker founded Freedom Arms in 1978, and sons Bob and Don are now actively involved in the enterprise. Bob took son Cass and I for a private tour of his gun manufacturing facility a few years ago. Cass was in shooting sports in 4-H, and had to prepare a presentation, and Bob was kind enough to take the time for a tour.
This monster 454 Casull has an 18-1/2 inch barrel. Baker said even at 500-600 yards, they’ve got amazing accuracy.
Freedom Arms President Bob Baker, holding his company’s flagship product: the 454 Casull Model 83.