Marlin-Ballard No. 5 Pacific Sporting Rifle

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Marlin-Ballard No. 5 Pacific Sporting Rifle
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Antique Marlin-Ballard Single Shot No. 5 Pacific Sporting Rifle, #16662, .38-50 CF cal., 26'' half octagon-half round blued barrel with dovetailed groove front and open rear sight mounted with a 25-3/8'' blued tube scope on two dovetailed mounts (rear adjustable for elevation) having a German silver plaque marked ''Wm. Malcolm/Syracuse/N.Y.'' in three lines; plain hardwood cleaning rod retained by two dovetailed under-barrel ferrules; case hardened receiver marked on left side ''J.M. Marlin, New-Haven, Conn. U.S.A./Patented February 9, 1875./Ballard's Patent Nov. 5, 1861'' in three lines; steel operating lever with finger loop at rear; double set triggers; varnished walnut forend with Schnabel tip and matching high-comb buttstock with steel crescent buttplate. Mfg'd 1876-91. Condition is very good. Barrel, receiver, lever and buttplate show an overall smooth brown age patina, the scope with approx. 85% thinning and darkening blue and a dent ahead of rear mount (optics and crosshairs are clear and retains eyepiece cover with matching knurled rings). Stocks are sound (buttstock retains most of its original varnish and nice color, forend with knackering at bottom and a crack below the ''V'' where rod enters at front). Action is smooth; double set triggers function as designed; bore is bright and clean with deep rifling. Est.: $1,500-$2,500. (Antique)