Ball & Williams Ballard All# match.44 Rimfire RARE
0331SemperFidelis A+(1)
Used Condition
FFL is not required
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$2,200.00
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8/8/2017 9:33 AM
Item 676724368
Location Gomer, OH 45809
Shipping
Overnight$40.00
2nd Day$35.00
Ground$19.95
Priority Mail$15.00
No international shipments
Payment Visa / MasterCard, American Express, Discover, USPS Money Order, Certified Check
Checkout Yes, Immediate
Sales Tax
Seller must collect sales tax from the following states:
OH 6.75%   
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The seller of this item assumes all responsibility for this listing. You must contact the seller to resolve any questions or concerns before placing a bid. Payment must be made using U.S. dollars ($) unless otherwise stated in the listing. Firearms may only be shipped to a licensed dealer (FFL Holder). Some listed items may not be legal in every state. Complete your purchase within the law.

This is a TRUE collector's piece! It was manufactured in 1862. It has the military stamping "M M" on the rifle so it was a military service rifle in the Civil War. All serial number markings (#10140) MATCH! This gun IS OPERABLE and DOES FIRE!!! DISCLAIMER: This firearm is sold as a collector's item only - we do not accept responsibility as to the shooting safety or reliability of any antique firearm. This firearm is "mechanically perfect", but again, is NOT warranted as safe to fire. The previous owner shot this rifle just two days before bringing it to us. Action: Drop block/Lever Caliber: .44 rimfire Condition: Very good for its age More pictures are available upon request. The Ballard is a single-shot, breech loading firearm used late during the Civil War. The .44 caliber, percussion carbine was invented and patented by Charles H. Ballard of Worcester, Mass in November 1861. Produced by the Ball & Williams Company of Worcester between 1862 and 1865, the rifle measures 45½” long overall with a single barrel band and has a two-piece, black walnut stock. The part-octagonal and part-round barrel is 30 long with markings on the barrel read “BALL & WILLIAMS / Worcester, Mass.”. The serial number is stamped back of the rear sight and also on the barrel breech top facet. The last three digits of the serial number is also located on the shooter's left side of the block by the hammer. The Ballard carbine was produced by five different firms and it is estimated that a total of 24,000 were made. The Ball & Williams contract for 4,000 all went to the State of Kentucky. Offered is serial number 10140, which is stamped on the barrel and breech. Block is also stamped 140. All metal surfaces is a matching plum colored patina. Barrel markings are moderate and visible. Walnut stock only has three small nics (two are the size of a grain of rice and the third is the size and shape of a sharpened pencil lead). It, along with the forearm, show minor scratches. No visible unstained wood shows. Bore has minute spots of pitting, but would be considered excellent shape for the age of the rifle (it was well kept). Rifling is prominent and excellent. Action is very good. Depending on your state of residence: this will determine if we must ship to an FFL or direct to you being that this is an antique. If you choose to pay with a credit card direct to us then we will have a 3% surcharge on the purchase. We advise sending a certified check from your bank to avoid this fee.
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10.00 Pounds