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2117
$6,325.00
Revised: 9/14/2016 

Please Note: Serial number is actually 305, not 7059. 7059 is stamped on the gun, and was applied later to the gun. Additionally, according to the author of “Bullard Arms and Bullard Firearms”, only 2,800 Bullards were ever produced.

BULLARD LEVER ACTION SPORTING RIFLE LARGE FRAME.

SN 305. Cal. 40. 28″ half rnd half oct bbl with full magazine. Blue finish. Left side of receiver is marked, “Bullard Repeating Arms Company, Springfield, Mass U.S. Pat. Aug. 16, 1881”. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Standard sights for this model. Receiver stamped “CAL” over 40 on upper ring. SN stamped on left side above trigger. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90% blue overall, blending to a pleasing plumb-brown patina, with only minor handling marks and scratches and a few white paint spots. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver is a pleasing plumb-blue patina with traces of blue in protected areas. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, full-size, with handling marks and dents commensurate with the age of the rifle. Buttplate and forend cap are a blue-brown patina. A very nice example of a Bullard rifle, of which only 10,000-12,000 were made. 50980-10 TEP (4,000-5,500) – Lot 2117

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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