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Lot 62: Engraved J. M. Marlin Ballard Single Shot Schuetzen Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 62: Engraved J. M. Marlin Ballard Single Shot Schuetzen Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized:

Game Scene Engraved J. M. Marlin Ballard Single Shot Schuetzen Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: Ballard-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1718
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 66
Class: Antique
Description:

Blued barrel with globe front sight and two leaf folding rear sight. The casehardened action displays highly attractive floral scroll engraving surrounding a pair of oval panel game scenes consisting on an elk on the left side and a bear on the right side both in hilly scenes. The rifle features an ornate pistol grip lever/triggerguard, tang mounted adjustable peep sight, and removable folding palm rest. Nicely figured Schnabel tip forend and pistol grip stock with large dished cheekpiece and nickel plated Swiss buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally restored, retaining 98% blue and casehardened finishes with light handing evidence and a few tiny areas of spotting. The wood is also very fine with a few light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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