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Lot 3344: Marlin Ballard No. 2 Single Shot Sporting Rifle with Scope

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

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Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Marlin Ballard No. 2 Single Shot Sporting Rifle with Scope

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: Ballard-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 271
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 189
Class: Antique

Manufactured from 1876 to 1891. The left side of the receiver carries the three-line Marlin address/patent dates marking. The rifle is period fitted with a Stevens No. 460 three quarter length telescope mounted in period added dovetails as well as fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The barrel and forearm are numbered to the gun. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel retains 80% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The action retains 50% original case colors fading to a gray. The wood is also fine with a stress line at the receiver, minor dings and scratches and much of the original varnish remaining. The scope is a mixture of blue finish and brown patina and the optics are hazy. Mechanically excellent.

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