What is it


Moderators: Regnier (gunrunner), JohnK, Sure-Shot

Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat May 01, 2010 3:14 pm

What is it

Post by mtasballard » Sat May 01, 2010 3:37 pm

I have a 22 Ballard , Marlin Pat. date 1875 Ballard Pat. date 1861 pistol grip stock,old round scope brass painted black,peep sight on the stock and the barrel is round 26 and 5/8 long and almost 7/8 dia. at end of barrel. What is it?

Regnier (gunrunner)
Distinguished Expert
Posts: 4278
Joined: Sun Oct 27, 2002 2:33 am
Location: The Sunflower State

Re: What is it

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sat May 01, 2010 5:14 pm


If your Ballard is an original .22 caliber model, then it can only be either a Number 3 Gallery rifle, Number 3 P.G. (Pistol Grip) or a Number 3F Fine Gallery rifle.
The 3F Fine Gallery rifle will have a schuetzen style butt plate and pistol grip stock. The most common .22 Ballard is the Number 3 Gallery rifle and usually will have a straight grip stock.
Many centerfire Ballard rifles were converted by gunsmiths to .22 caliber rifles over the years, so there is a possibility that you could have a conversion as well. Would need to see pictures of your Ballard to determine that.
I hope this helps.
Due to the increasing cost of ammunition, there be no warning shot!

The growing federal deficit = generational slavery to the national debt.

If the world was perfect.......it wouldn't be.

User avatar
Distinguished Expert
Posts: 2466
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2002 1:22 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: What is it

Post by marlinman93 » Mon May 10, 2010 9:17 pm

Does it look like this:

3F Fine Gallery
Marlin lever actions 1870's-WWI, Ballards, and single shot rifles!

Post Reply