Tracing an original Ballard

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Brent
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Tracing an original Ballard

Post by Brent » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:57 am

I have an original Ballard Paciific. It's a decent rifle and I'm going to take it elk hunting this fall. I would like to know a little more about the rifle however and I was wondering if there is anyone that can tell me when it was made and where it went when it was shipped from the factor to a dealer.

Can these rifles be "lettered" like some Winchesters and Sharps rifles?

Thanks,
Brent

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Post by sureshot » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:14 am

Hi Brent,
I think the Marlin Firearms Collectors Association would be a good place to start. Lots of Ballard info there.

http://www.marlin-collectors.com/index.htm

Steve :D

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Post by Brent » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:00 pm

Great idea Steve. I took your advice and joined up.

Thanks,
Brent

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Ballard for Elk?

Post by beltfed » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:52 pm

Brent, I appreciate and will look forward to your tale of exploits elk hunting with the Ballard Pacific.

I thought you were going to hunt with a 38-72W,?????

I have been giving thoughts to hunt deer here in WI in Nov, with my Orig Ballard #4 Perfection, cal 40-60 Everlasting. It is right now vying for the chance with my Marlin M1893 38-55.

beltfed/Arnie

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Post by Brent » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:42 am

Arnie, the .38=72 will tag along with me, but the Ballard decided to shoot pretty well once I gave up 3fg powder, so this is my chance to hunt with a totally original rifle. Besides it is grizzly bear central where we are headed and a little more lead will feel good, though I suppose it won't really much matter.

The .38 will get it's due though One way or the other.

Brent

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Post by Ironramrod » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:40 am

Brent,

Could you post a picture of your Ballard. I would certainly be interested in seeing it. What caliber is it?

Regards

Brent
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Post by Brent » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:26 pm

It is a .45-70.

I uploaded a few pictures of it that I took this morning.

Here is one
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Three more at at
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~jessie/P ... llard1.JPG
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~jessie/P ... llard3.JPG

My apologies for the horse. He thinks everything is about him and he likes to smile for the camera.

Brent
PS. The front sight has been temporarily replaced with a Lyman 17A, but the original post and bead are in my safe.
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Post by Kelley O. Roos » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:33 pm

Hey, look at that, a horse with a nice smile & better looking then Brent :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Rifles not bad either.

Kelley O.

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