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Reply #15 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 10:19am
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Vall, thanks for sharing, and very very nice display of your Ballard smoke poles. Envious is all I can say. Smiley
  
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Reply #16 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 11:02am
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LRF wrote on Jul 18th, 2017 at 10:19am:
Vall, thanks for sharing, and very very nice display of your Ballard smoke poles. Envious is all I can say. Smiley


Thanks Lynn!
  

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Reply #17 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 11:12am
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Wow!
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If they could only talk, the stories they could tell of heroes, champions, and clouds of black powder.
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Reply #18 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 12:06pm
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Rebel wrote on Jul 18th, 2017 at 11:12am:
Wow!
Be still my heart!
If they could only talk, the stories they could tell of heroes, champions, and clouds of black powder.
Aaron


Thanks Aaron! Fortunately some of them can "talk"! I've been lucky enough to document provenance on a few of my old Ballard rifles from the first owners, or very close to first owners. As neat as old singles are, it's even more special to me when I can document a particular gun's history!
  

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Reply #19 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 12:30pm
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Vall, that display is fantastic! The fact that you are shooting them makes it even better, I am jealous!

Wind, I like the simplicity of the front sight,  if I put a sunshade like that on my daughter-in law's rifle, she'd join us for every match, what a novel idea!  She loves the frills.  Grin
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Reply #20 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 5:07pm
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GT wrote on Jul 18th, 2017 at 12:30pm:
Vall, that display is fantastic! The fact that you are shooting them makes it even better, I am jealous!

Wind, I like the simplicity of the front sight,  if I put a sunshade like that on my daughter-in law's rifle, she'd join us for every match, what a novel idea!  She loves the frills.  Grin
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Thanks Greg! I fell in love with Steve's sight before he loaned it to me to get my Pacific shooting. But afterwards I was in lust with it! Never had an open blade that worked so well, and the bubble level really helps out when I stretched it out past 400 yds.!
  

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Reply #21 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 10:27am
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Poor Vall, He doesn't have any new guns, just those old ones!


Super nice display, Well done!
  
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Reply #22 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 10:41am
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sakoman wrote on Jul 19th, 2017 at 10:27am:
Poor Vall, He doesn't have any new guns, just those old ones!


Super nice display, Well done!



Not quite true! 3rd one down in the first picture is my Ballard built in Cody, Wy. and done in the Schoyen pattern, with .22LR Badger barrel. It was built in 2004! Smiley
Always said I'd never own a modern Ballard clone, but it was too pretty to pass up.

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Reply #23 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 12:41pm
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Your Ballard 22 looks to be a twin of the 22LR Cody Ballard Schoyen I have. Same butt stock, lever & filler even same Neal Rice palm rest. My rifle has a 30" round Douglas barrel with match chamber. I wonder how many of those they made? I bought mine used in near new condition.
It's an excellent OH rifle for me.
  

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Reply #24 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 1:02pm
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That is one remarkable pile of Ballard schuetzen rifles. Thank you for posting.

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Reply #25 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 6:16pm
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RSW wrote on Jul 19th, 2017 at 12:41pm:
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Your Ballard 22 looks to be a twin of the 22LR Cody Ballard Schoyen I have. Same butt stock, lever & filler even same Neal Rice palm rest. My rifle has a 30" round Douglas barrel with match chamber. I wonder how many of those they made? I bought mine used in near new condition.
It's an excellent OH rifle for me.


I also purchased mine used. A late friend was a huge fan of the Ballards built in Cody, Wy. and he ordered it. I'd have to check the length for sure, but I believe mine is also a 30" barrel. Barrel weight is either #3.5 or #4 weight, and with the tiny hole it's very heavy offhand.
It came with MVA mid range Soule, and Baldwin globe front sights. Also set up for scope bases. Has a Super Targetspot 20x, but crosshairs are so thin I can't see them. Need to find someone to swap the crosshairs out to something I can see.
  

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Reply #26 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 6:16pm
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powderman wrote on Jul 19th, 2017 at 1:02pm:
That is one remarkable pile of Ballard schuetzen rifles. Thank you for posting.

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Thanks Powderman!
  

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Reply #27 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 8:21pm
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Fantastic to see!  I also imagine their different owners through the generations, enjoying them as history marches on....
  
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Reply #28 - Jul 20th, 2017 at 11:56am
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AZshot wrote on Jul 19th, 2017 at 8:21pm:
Fantastic to see!  I also imagine their different owners through the generations, enjoying them as history marches on....


Yes, and it's sad that all of them were not documented, or somehow their chain of ownership retained.
I was at a friend's memorial get together last night and was approached by his daughters, who inherited his 3 rifles. They wanted to know what I could tell them about his guns, as they had a video that a friend had secretly recorded of him telling him about his Winchester 1873, and how it had been handed down in the family and always said to be so inaccurate "it couldn't hit the barn if you stood inside the barn".
In the video he mentioned he'd given it to me to fix and it was finally shooting fantastic groups after numerous generations.
Back when his father was alive I spoke with Steve and his dad about the three guns, and wrote down all the info I was told on two guns they had; the 1873, and a .40 caliber muzzleloading target rifle with it's shooting kit! Nobody found the documentation after his death, so I'm going to write it down again, as I remember it. I am also going to research the California gun maker who built the ML target rifle again, as I don't recall his details other than he worked in the mid 1840-1850 time frame.
They have relatives wanting to take the guns because they feel they should be with guys and not women. I convinced them that gun ownership is not predicated by a person's sex. The guns need to stay with his girls, and not a cousin. And they need to ensure the family history is retained since both were originally purchased new at one point.
  

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Reply #29 - Jul 20th, 2017 at 2:56pm
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Vall: very good words of advise...... Don
  
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