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  LOT 3367
Marlin Ballard No. 10 Schuetzen Junior Rifle with Lyman 5A
Scope - Serial no. 33864, 38-55 cal., 32 inch part octagon bbl., blue/
casehardened finish, checkered walnut stock. Manufactured in 1885
to 1891. The barrel is marked “38-55” at the breech and is fitted with a Lyman 5A
telescopic sight mounted on period installed blocks and a front sight base (sight
action is marked with the two-line Marlin/Ballard patent marking and has double set triggers and a mid-range
Vernier tang sight. The forearm and pistol grip stock are checkered. The buttstock has a cheekpiece and nickel plated Swiss buttplate. The No. 10 was an overall heavier variant of the Union Hill.
absent). The
CONDITION: Very fine. The barrel retains 80% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The receiver, hammer, breech block and lever retain 80% original case colors. The buttplate retains 98% period nickel plating. The wood is also very fine with a faint stress line in the wrist,
a divot on the front of the grip, some minor handling marks and crisp checkering. The scope has clear optics. Mechanically excellent. A highly attractive Marlin Ballard No. 10 Schuetzen Junior Rifle.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
  LOT 3368
Scarce Marlin Ballard No. 5 Pacific Single Shot Rifle - Serial no. 5761, 40-90 cal., 30 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured from 1876 to 1891. The left side of the receiver has the two-line Marlin address/Ballard patent dates marking. The action is equipped with double set triggers. The rifle is fitted with a combination Beach front sight, an elevation adjustable rear sight, and Marlin mid-range folding Vernier tang sight. Includes a hickory cleaning rod under the barrel. The left side of the forearm is inscribed with the initials “W.g.L.”
CONDITION: Fine. The barrel retains 65% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The action retains strong patterns of faded original case colors, otherwise a smooth silver gray. The wood is also fine with a few stress cracks on the forearm, splice repair on the comb, and minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000

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