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Lot 63: J. M. Marlin/Joseph Meunier Ballard Single Shot Rifle with Scope

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 63: J. M. Marlin/Joseph Meunier Ballard Single Shot Rifle with Scope

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000
Price Realized:

Factory Game Scene Engraved J. M. Marlin/Joseph Muenier Ballard Single Shot Schuetzen Rifle with Scope

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: Ballard-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 30 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/nickel/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1801
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 66
Class: Antique
Description:

Blued steel barrel without sights, scope blocks for the mounted Stevens single post scope, and "MEUNIER" marked on the top flat for rifle builder Joseph Muenier of Milwaukee, WI. The casehardened action displays beautiful scrollwork with oval panel game scenes on either side consisting of a buck in a field on the left and a running buck on the right. The rifle features a pistol grip lever, double set triggers, and a nickel plated forend cap with screw in palm rest. Nicely figure and multi-point checkered short forend and pistol grip stock with large cheekpiece and nickel plated Swiss buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very good, showing a mostly even brown patina on the blued surfaces with some areas of light oxidation, some rubs in the nickel finish on the forend cap and buttplate, attractive silver/grey patina on the action and lever with traces of case colors in the protected areas. The wood is also very good with a small crack at the left of the wrist and mostly sharp checkering. The scope has hazy optic. Mechanically excellent.



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