Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3364: Bullard Single Shot Target Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Desirable Bullard Single Shot Target Rifle

Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

Desirable Bullard Single Shot Target Rifle

Manufacturer: Bullard Repeating Arms Co
Model: Single Shot
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32-40
Barrel: 32 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 490
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 197
Class: Antique

Manufactured c. 1883-1890 and subsequently equipped with a #3 Winchester barrel in .32-40 and marked "32/40" on top of the frame at the breech. The barrel has Winchester markings, a globe front sight, a pair of scope mounting blocks, and a rear dovetail filler block. The action has the Bullard address and patent marking on top at the breech and a Vernier peep sight mounted on the upper tang. It is mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with nickel plated Swiss buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine as custom rebarreled, likely in period, with 75% original casehardened finish on the action, 80% of the blue finish, patches of mild pitting on the sides of the barrel, essentially all of the nickel plating remaining on the buttplate, and generally minor overall wear. The wood is fine aside from a small chip on the rear corner on the right of the forearm, some thin cracks in the grain on the buttstock, a few scratches and dings, and minor edge wear. Mechanically fine.

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