Brown Manufacturing Company Ballard Rifle, c. 1869-73, serial number 20521, walnut stock and forend, marked on the left side of the receiver "BROWN MFG CO. NEWBURYPORT. MASS/BALLARDS PATENT/1861," and on top of the octagonal barrel "No 44," overall lg. 45 1/2 in.
Stock has a few dings and nicks, as well as a split near the back of the receiver, action functions properly, most of the finish is gone from the receiver.
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