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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
Ballard Patent "dual ignition" rifle - $950.00

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Ballard Patent "dual ignition" rifle. Unusual system where the hammer can either strike a rimfire cartridge or a percussion cap in the block. Serial number 13620. Has an old varnished finish overall which we have left alone. Metal parts are well marked and have a good light to medium patina. Stocks are good, butt is free of cracks and chips, forearm has a small filled spot on the left side, a couple small cracks by the extractor secured with small nails and a lengthwise crack on the bottom of the forearm. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.