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Lot 3342: Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Documented Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Documented Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: Ballard #2
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 L
Barrel: 30 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 237
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 189
Class: Antique

This Marlin Ballard rifle is pictured and identified in John Dutcher's "Ballard: The Great American Single Shot Rifle" on page 111 as the "third and final style No. 2 Ballard Sporting Rifle." The rifle has a German silver blade front sight, an elevation adjustable rear sight, "38 LONG" marked on the barrel at the breech, two-line Marlin address/Ballard patent marking on the left side of the receiver, and barrel and forearm numbered to gun. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel retains 60% original blue finish with smooth crazed, chemical spotted brown patina on the balance. 70% original case colors remain on the receiver with an applied protective coating. The wood is very fine with a couple hairline cracks at the buttplate and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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