.40-63, 30" heavy octagonal barrel. Blued and case hardened finish, smooth, straight gripped walnut stock with crescent buttplate, smooth Schnabel walnut fore-end, open loop lever. Adjustable barrel mounted Buckhorn sight on barrel; tang mounted Vernier sight, dovetailed front sight blade. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD'S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Top of barrel with caliber mark. Wooden cleaning rod retained by two iron pipes.
Good. The barrel that has a mottled oxidized brown and gray patina. Receiver with a similar patina and scattered age discoloration and oxidation. Bore about good with strong rifling, but heavily oxidized with light to moderate pitting. Mechanically functional. Stock good with numerous scattered bumps, dings, and mars and several repaired cracks at the wrist.
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