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Ballard display
Aug 26th, 2015 at 3:13pm
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This was my Ballard display at the last OAC two day show:
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Reply #1 - Aug 26th, 2015 at 3:33pm
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Very nice collection of Ballard's. 
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Reply #2 - Aug 26th, 2015 at 4:24pm
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Yes indeed extremely nice!

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Reply #3 - Aug 26th, 2015 at 4:37pm
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Your display reminds me just why I like Ballards. Very nice.

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Reply #4 - Aug 26th, 2015 at 4:56pm
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Love those Ballards! Very nice display Vall.

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Reply #5 - Aug 26th, 2015 at 5:04pm
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VERY NICE,but now I know where all those Ballards have disappeared to. All great restorations,I hope to show mine off,WHEN they come close to yours.57thahc
  

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Reply #6 - Aug 26th, 2015 at 5:53pm
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Snazzy ! I like seeing stuff like that wherever it shows up- thanks for showing it there and here both.
  

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Reply #7 - Aug 26th, 2015 at 7:23pm
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Great display Vail, did you win any awards?
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 26th, 2015 at 9:12pm
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Wonderful display! Would love to see them in person!

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Reply #9 - Aug 27th, 2015 at 12:09am
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Thanks guys! Our show has a policy of not giving awards, as we don't want any hard feelings for anyone who might feel slighted for not getting an award.
There is only one gun on the display that is a full restoration. My special order half octagon #4 Perfection, with 34" extra heavy barrel. It is a 3 digit, first year gun, and was a wreck when I got it. The engraved special order gun has new wood I put on it this year, but no other restorations on the display. 
The little #3 at the top right is an unusual Ballard, as it is .25 Stevens RF. Under the forearm it is stamped, " .25 RF Re-bored by J. Stevens Arms Co." 
The two schuetzens on the table are a Schoyen on the left, and a Zettler Bros. on the right. The Schoyen has one of the first Unertl scopes ever produced, and does not have the typical Unertl logo stamp. It just has "UNERTL" on the bottom of the tube.
The guns represent #2, 3, 3f, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, the engraved special order, and the two schuetzens. No room for the #1 and #1 1/2.
Most of the Ballards on the display have special order changes for the model they represent. The #2 is unusual, as it's .38 Extra Long CF only, with heavy long barrel, and set triggers. The others have either special barrels, sights, or optional buttplates.
  

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Reply #10 - Aug 27th, 2015 at 8:54am
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Nice bunch,  if I may ask what is the cup from?
  
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Reply #11 - Aug 27th, 2015 at 9:20am
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bnice wrote on Aug 27th, 2015 at 8:54am:
Nice bunch,  if I may ask what is the cup from?


The shooting cup was a gift from a friend, and unfortunately it is unmarked. My guess is the winner was supposed to have it engraved, but never got around to it. It's has nice old rifles of both muzzle loader and cartridge design on the sides; plus a target.
  

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Reply #12 - Aug 27th, 2015 at 11:19am
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Very nice display, beautiful, well done rifles. Someone put considerable work into the display rack.
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Reply #13 - Aug 27th, 2015 at 1:12pm
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Very nice Vall. You sure have a great knowledge of Ballards and older rifles and can pick out those special order features that make them unique.
I think you need another display rack for the #1 models and it sure would be nice to see a #7 or 10 in there next year Wink

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Reply #14 - Aug 27th, 2015 at 8:42pm
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Chuckster wrote on Aug 27th, 2015 at 11:19am:
Very nice display, beautiful, well done rifles. Someone put considerable work into the display rack.
Chuck


Thanks Chuck. The display was actually six sections. Four that are 4', and two that are 2' wide. A friend used to use them to display his collection of Marlin repeaters, and gave them to me when he quit displaying. I used them for years, and gave them to another friend. We share them now, and he stores them. Works better for me, as I was out of space!
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