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SN 8340. Cal. 40-63 Everlasting. 30″ half round blue finished bbl, Vernier tang rear sight and Marlin wind gauge spirit level front sight. Casehardened frame, hammer, breech block, lever and checkered trigger. The left side of the frame is marked J.M. Marlin New-Haven Conn. U.S.A. / Ballard’s Patent Nov. 5 1861. Frame is engraved with extra fancy foliate scrollwork with punch dot background. Engraved in a large riband panel on the left side is Ballard A-1, and on the right side, Mid Range. The top of the frame at the breech also features acanthus scrolls. The pistol grip stock and forearm feature fancy grain walnut with Ballard multi-point checkering and rosewood inlet pistol grip. Forearm with tapered schnabel forend tip of horn. Shotgun style hard rubber Ballard-marked buttplate. All matching serial numbers throughout. This exact rifle is pictured and described on page 150 of John T. Dutcher’s book Ballard: The Great American Single Shot Rifle. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bbl retains almost all of its original factory blue finish with only a hint of sharp edge wear. Receiver retains strong original case coloring with only some light toning on the right side and bottom. The stock retains most of its fine factory finish with a few light scattered handling marks, otherwise excellent. Bright shiny bore. Mechanics crisp. A Classic Special Order Ballard. 50677-3 WD (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4198

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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