Early Marlin Ballard Rifle Action, Centerfire, Ring Tip Lever | J.M. Marlin Marked

Early Marlin Ballard Rifle Action, Centerfire, Ring Tip Lever | J.M. Marlin Marked

  • Make: Marlin-Ballard –
  • Model: Unknown; Centerfire – 1876-1881 –
  • Serial Number: 836 –
  • Finish/Color: Case hardened w/ blued receiver –
  • Action Type: Dropping Block –
  • Details: Pre-1881/Pre-Marlin incorporation Patent/Address line; “J.M. Marlin New Haven Conn. U.S.A. Patented FEB, 9, 1875 Ballard’s Patent NOV 5, 1861”, This action has a low serial number; it features a ring tip breech lever, often seen on No. 5 and 5-1/2 models (but unlike these, it does not have double set triggers), this ring tip lever is also sometimes seen on No. 2 models which also feature a reversible firing pin (while this action does not),  No. 4 models have been shown to sometimes use this ring tip lever and have case hardened internals –
  • Condition: Very Good; the metalwork shows typical age and wear with finish loss on the high points and scattered pitting, marring, and discoloration; the mechanics cycle properly, and all working and moveable parts, and threads are in working order; the rear of the receiver has 3 drilled and tapped holes for a tang sight, the further holes measure 1.125 in. apart (on center), while the hole in between measures 0.900 to the forward hole (on center) –


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