Marlin Ballard info needed


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Marlin Ballard info needed

Post by Brothel » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:04 pm

Got a Marlin Ballard believe it's a 38-55. Only stamping I can find is Marlin firearms Ballard pat Nov 1861.

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Re: Marlin Ballard info needed

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:54 pm


There were several different models of the Ballard chambered in .38-55 caliber. We need a good description or photos in order to tell you which model of Ballard you have.
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Re: Marlin Ballard info needed

Post by marlinman93 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:35 am

There are also different .38 CF calibers found in Ballard rifles. So you'll need to do a chamber cast with Cerrosafe to ensure it truly is the .32-40 Ballard caliber.
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