VERY UNIQUE MARLIN BALLARD
Guns International #: 100964618 Seller's Inventory #: JM1374
Category: Ballard Rifles - Marlin Rifles - Rimfire
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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Number of Active Listings: 1203
Total Number of Listings: 21160
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
This is a cased # 3 gallery rifle in 25 RF. Uniqueness comes into play with a special order stock. Also the bbl is marked "John Rigby" with their Dublin and London address. Also British proof marks. To top it all off it comes in a case marked with "John Rigby and Co" label on the inside lid. This gun fits like a glove. The case was evidently built for this gun. I'm not sure how they accomplished this. Did Rigby order some Marlin Ballards and did the work on them or was a rich customer who had Rigby work on it after they received it? Whatever the case be, it is a fine looking gun with a 26" oct tapered bbl of medium weight. VG bore with good rifling right down to the chamber. Frame still has most case colors though quite dim. Stronger in protected areas. Smooth metal. Very readable address. Globe flip front sight. Typical English rear sight with a thick blade and also a exceptionally nice tang sight. As stated gun comes in a black case. Inside is green felt which is in decent condition. Just some typical wear marks. Nice feature is an original cleaning rod included. Case is in quite good condition. It is missing the handle and securing straps and also one end is missing. Never seen a Marlin Ballard set-up like this.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. Just recently we mailed the 127th edition of our privately-published catalog. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 4,100.