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ORIGINAL J. M. MARLIN BALLARD "MONTANA" 5 1/2  Guns > Rifles > Antique (Pre-1899) Rifles - Ctg. Misc.
Description: Original J. M. Marlin Ballard “Montana” rifle, No. 5 1/2, commonly referred to as a Pacific 5 1/2; 30” octagonal barrel, sharp edges, very good bore with strong rifling, usual minor pitting just ahead of the chamber; mostly patina on the barrel; has the original Rocky Mountain sights, the rear sight is bent slightly from sometime in the past; correctly marked barrel in .45 2 7/8” Sharps, cleaning rod is not original but appears to be period correct; forearm appears to have been shortened slightly in the past, as it is just a wee bit shorter than normal, but was done so long ago that unless you measured the length, you would not notice it; serial number is 9914, as noted in John Dutcher’s book; receiver is mostly silver/grey, excellent lockup to the action, has the wonderfully crisp Ballard DSTs; crescent rifle buttstock, finish on the wood is very good, no cracks at the wrist; a rare and fine condition Montana that one would not hesitate to shoot; can be seen at the Tulsa Gun Show in October; email for more pictures and details at

Condition: See item description
Caliber: .45 (other/Cap & Ball)
Location: FL

Trades Accepted: No

Marlin Ballard and Marlin lever action rifles

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Item #: 976995520
Seller Since: Jul. 2006
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Jacksonville
State: FL

Shipping: $125.00
Accepted Payment Methods: Money Order
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