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Ballard identification
Sep 2nd, 2015 at 3:52pm
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I am trying to identify a ballard Schuetzen rifle that was damaged by fire for a friend for his insurance claim.  The SN is C751.  I think its a No. 3 Gallery, 22 caliber.  It looks to have a thick base vernier tang sight with a Lyman 18 style front sight.  The top of the barrel is drilled for scope mounts.  30" barrel.  One other provision is determining the date of manufacture, for which I have not been able to find any dates.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

This is my first time on the site, sorry if the photo posted is too large.
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Reply #1 - Sep 2nd, 2015 at 3:59pm
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For some reason I couldnt get the photo to post, my apologies if I double posted by accident
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 2nd, 2015 at 4:18pm
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Based on the serial number beginning with a "C", it appears you friends rifle is a what is commonly referred to as a "Cody Ballard".  Left side on the earlier models read "Ballard Rifle & Cartridge Co".  Later ones read "Ballard Rifle Co.".  Each would also show Cody, Wyoming as the place of business.
Steve Garbe or Keith Kilby at Wyoming Armory could come closer to telling you when it was made based on the serial number but likely around the late 1990's or early 2000's.
As for value, I sold a Cody Ballard .22 about a year ago for $2800.00. It had a pistol grip frame, DST, globe front sight, scope blocks, not cut for a rear barrel sight and it had no tang sight on it when it sold.
It was a really good rifle, should have kept it.
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Reply #3 - Sep 2nd, 2015 at 9:36pm
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Thanks for you help Hi-Wall56.   
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Reply #4 - Sep 3rd, 2015 at 12:16am
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Hope I was of help. Really feel sad for your friend. That Ballard was a really good rifle.
  
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Reply #5 - Sep 3rd, 2015 at 12:28am
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A real shame; especially since it can't be replaced unless your friend finds another Cody Ballard used. They aren't being made, and when they were that gun sold for a lot more than the used price noted above!
  

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Reply #6 - Sep 3rd, 2015 at 1:45am
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Looks like an MVA #108 Sharps Mid-range Tang sight.   

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Lot of sight for a .22.
  
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Reply #7 - Sep 3rd, 2015 at 8:19am
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It looks like a Cody Ballard 3F.
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 3rd, 2015 at 12:53pm
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Looks like a Cody Ballard 3F to me also with special ordered dst and tang sight.
There may be a remote possibility that it may be repaired by the shop in Cody.
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Reply #9 - Sep 3rd, 2015 at 2:29pm
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I certainly appreciate all your help with this one.   

If I can ever be of any help to you guys on a Winchester rifle, send me a PM, if I cant come up with an answer I know many who can.   

Thanks again,
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Reply #10 - Sep 8th, 2015 at 7:51pm
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Steve Garbe or Keith Kilbe may be able to provide a letter as to the value of the gun for insurance claim. best

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