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MY FRIEND IS A WIDOW, and her husband passed last year. She has a Marlin, old rifle with a BALLARD PATENT NOV 5 1861...ANOTHER NUMBER ON IT IS EITHER 27013 OR 27010....I DO HAVE A PICTURE OF THE GUN, AND CAN SEND IT TO ANYBODY WHO WOULD BE ABLE TO TELL ME THE VALUE...SHE NEEDS IT ASSESSED AS PART OF THE TRUST FOR HIS ESTATE.
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With the serial number range and patent date info, it sounds like a Marlin Ballard. It should have more information on the same side that info is stamped. I'll send you an email.
Marlin lever actions 1870's-WWI, Ballards, and single shot rifles!