Ball & Williams Ballard Patent Rifle

.44 RF. 22" part octagon/part round barrel. SN: 13517. Blued metal finish. Two piece walnut stock has a plain straight grip and forearm with single barrel band. Falling block action rifle with a semi-buckhorn rear sight and blade front sight. Item features a single sling swivel and serpentine lever. Markings include BALL & WILLIAMS/WORCESTER, MASS. and MERWIN & BRAY. AGT'S/NEW YORK. to left side of frame. Right side of frame is marked BALLARD'S PATENT/NOV. 5, 1861. Top of frame and barrel are both marked with serial number. 


Good. Bore is bright, with some light powder residue. Finish has mostly worn away overall and is left with a mottled grey-brown appearance due to thinning, oxidation, and patina. Wood stock has a repair to bottom edge of stock, along with scattered scratching and mars. 

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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