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Ballard 56-56 Caliber Carbine

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
198
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Ballard 56-56 Caliber Carbine, c. 1863-65, walnut stock and forend, serial number 700, steel frame marked on right side BALLARD'S PATENT/NOV. 5 1861, and on left side MERWIN & BRAY/AGT'S. N.Y. 700, marked on front barrel band B 18, barrel lg. 22, overall lg. 37 3/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,000

Walnut stock has a small crack near the comb, and near front barrel band, missing front sling swivel, also has small nicks and dings, steel has a plum colored patina.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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steel frame