.45-70. 34" octagon to round barrel. SN: C266. Blued and color casehardened finish, checkered, pistol-gripped figured walnut stock with checkered steel shotgun buttplate, checkered forend with contrasting Schnabel forend tip. Reverse of receiver marked in three lines "BALLARD RIFLE & CARTRIDGE/Co LLC Cody, Wyoming USA / BALLARD'S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861". Receiver engraved with foliate scrolls and reading "Long Range" on the obverse and "Ballard A1" on the reverse. Long loop lever, adjustable vernier tang sight, adjustable spirit level globe front sight. A truly gorgeous modern recreation of the classic Ballard A1 Long Range rifle that would surely be a pleasure to use in long range target competition.
Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness
Very fine. Retains nearly all of the blue with some minute thinning on the high edges and points of contact, receiver retains nearly all of the vivid color. Crisp markings and engraving, mechanically fine, fine bore shows little if any use. Stock very fine, with crisp checkering and some minute handling marks.
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