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Re: Value of Ballard engraved #6 action
Reply #15 - Aug 14th, 2017 at 10:39am
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bnice wrote on Aug 13th, 2017 at 7:02pm:
I like it! Nice wood, the carving reminds me of a Hubleck that Gary Quinlin had a Vegas several years back. Very nicely done. It appears eclectic with the ivory insert and shiney barrel. Also palm rest swell needs better wood to match but nice rifle. I'm with Val I would pay way more then $1200. By the way what is it chamber in?


Since he mentioned an "offset bore" I'd assume it's either .22 Short or .22LR.
  

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Reply #16 - Aug 14th, 2017 at 4:41pm
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Sorry I read that and forgot, yes 22 (short or LR)
  
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Reply #17 - Aug 14th, 2017 at 7:44pm
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The article I thought was in the Journal was not the article I was thinking of. All though it resembles Carl B Wazac's stock work he is more renowned for his Naked Lady stocks and not the Ivory lever inserts that points to the one I am still looking for.
The Naked Lady carving is mentioned in the May / June 2013 Vol. 66, No.3 of the ASSRA Journal for those who might be interested starting on page 7 as well as being the cover photo. If you happen to have that issue what you also might interesting is the barrel tuning abilties and the same basic concept that Freeland used so it could also tend to make one wonder about the timeline on that specific feature as well.

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Reply #18 - Aug 14th, 2017 at 7:59pm
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This is the Edsel of Ballards, a special rifle that needs to be preserved.
  
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Reply #19 - Aug 14th, 2017 at 8:14pm
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Amen 40-82 that has been my thoughts as well right out of the gate. I was talking with a friend earlier about this rifle and I asked him how he would feel if he were to take the wood off throw it in the trash to only get the action. And then to find out at a later date it was very unique and done by someone very note worthy and thus having substantial collector value.

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Reply #20 - Aug 14th, 2017 at 9:54pm
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Another Oak Leaf Ballard; from "The Breech-loading Single Shot Match Rifle" by Roberts and Waters on page 98.
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Re: Value of Ballard engraved #6 action
Reply #21 - Aug 15th, 2017 at 10:35am
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Schutzenbob wrote on Aug 14th, 2017 at 9:54pm:
Another Oak Leaf Ballard;


I like that one too! Just unusual enough to make it interesting. And I like the fact they both have slender forearms, and not some big beavertail style forearm.
  

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Reply #22 - Aug 15th, 2017 at 10:39am
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"Another Oak Leaf Ballard"

A very elegant Ballard, what do you know about this one?
  
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Reply #23 - Aug 15th, 2017 at 2:12pm
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Isn't that the "chin rest" Pope Ballard from the Pope book by Smith?
  
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Re: Value of Ballard engraved #6 action
Reply #24 - Sep 6th, 2017 at 11:38am
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Price has been set at $2,800 so I am not interested. However, if anyone is look up Total Defense (mntotaldefense.com) who has it on consignment. I do not see it on their site but call them to inquire. (763) 432-6134

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Re: Value of Ballard engraved #6 action
Reply #25 - Sep 10th, 2017 at 11:51am
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High quality florid oak leaf carving is very traditional on Germanic originals more than half of mine have oak leaves--some more some less. I'd suspect a Germanic origin stock-maker if not the gunsmith/builder and the initial customer having "old-country" tastes if not values.   I'd think it well worth that price--and more to a Ballard collector.
  

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