Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3345: Marlin Ballard No. 1 1/2 Hunter's Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Estimated Price: $950 - $1,600

Marlin Ballard No. 1 1/2 Hunter's Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: Ballard-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 Long
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 295
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 189
Class: Antique

Manufactured from 1876 to 1880. It has a combination Beach front sight, an elevation adjustable rear sight, a gallery tang peep sight, and barrel and forearm numbered to gun. Provenance: The Henry Sturgis Morgan, Jr. Collection (great grandson of financier J.P. Morgan, Sr.); The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrel retains 30% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The action has faded to a mixed gray patina. The wood is very good with a couple stress lines at the receiver, sight notch at comb tip, and a number of minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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