August 11, 12, & 13, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Interesting rifle, 28" octagon barrel marked on top flat, partially under rear sight: "BALL & WILLIAMS/WORCESTER MASS". Right side barrel flat marked "BALLARD'S PATENT" and left side flat marked "MERWIN & BRAY. AGT'S/NEW YORK". Nickel plated frame marked on left side in 3 lines "J.M.MARLIN.NEW.HAVEN.U.S.A/PATENTED.FEB.9.1875/BALLARD'S.PATENT.NOV.5.1861". Rarely seen on John Marlin made Ballard rifles, hand ejector located on bottom of forearm. Select grain walnut stock and forearm. Nickel plated forearm tip, frame, and rifle style crescent buttplate. Case hardened loading lever, block and hammer. Reversible rimfire/centerfire, firing pin. chambered in .44 Long. Tang mounted mid-range ladder sight. CONDITION: Excellent with 95% mellow nickel on frame, forearm tip, and buttplate. Barrel is mostly a blue/brown patina overall. Wood is excellent showing moderate wear with scattered dents and light scratches. Bore is fine with strong rifling and moderate abrasions. Action is tight and crisp. -MKS-
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
28"
Caliber/Bore
.44 Long
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Marlin
Model
Ballard
Paperwork
Serial Number
4607
(A) EARLY MARLIN BALLARD SINGLE SHOT SPORTING RIFLE
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,000.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
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