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Re: Cody Ballard 3F Gallery Rifle
Reply #15 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 11:22am
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Flatlander wrote on Sep 1st, 2017 at 9:59pm:
Somebody in the know should pen an article on the Cody Ballard. It would make a great article for the magazine.
Just sayin............

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John Dutcher did a pretty good job of covering the Cody Ballard company in his book. I think an article on the history, and details of the company's business to the end would indeed be good reading! Somebody should contact Steve Garbe and see if he'd cooperate in helping to get it correct!
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Re: Cody Ballard 3F Gallery Rifle
Reply #16 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 6:02pm
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marlinguy wrote on Sep 1st, 2017 at 1:01pm:
jhm wrote on Sep 1st, 2017 at 12:10pm:
Taking nothing away from the quality of their product but I think they priced themselves out of business.......(My opinion)

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Well I agree the prices were extremely high at the end. But there was much more than pricing involved in the failure after they sold in 2008. The Michigan company seemed to have a strange method of conducting business.

Indeed. My understanding is that the owner back in MI was not the owner while in WY. If they still made them I would likely purchase one.
  

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Re: Cody Ballard 3F Gallery Rifle
Reply #17 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 6:25pm
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I recall looking at the #3 and #F Gallery rifles on the Ballard Arms site, just before the company stopped doing business. The base price for the #3 was $3800, pretty pricey for an absolutely plain jane single trigger rifle. With fancier wood , checkering, and better sights, I would expect the price would have been in the high $4000's.
  
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Re: Cody Ballard 3F Gallery Rifle
Reply #18 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 10:10pm
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40-82Hepburn wrote on Sep 2nd, 2017 at 6:25pm:
I recall looking at the #3 and #F Gallery rifles on the Ballard Arms site, just before the company stopped doing business. The base price for the #3 was $3800, pretty pricey for an absolutely plain jane single trigger rifle. With fancier wood , checkering, and better sights, I would expect the price would have been in the high $4000's.


The price tag on my .22LR Schoyen model was $4600 in 2004. The last price I saw on the same gun before they closed their doors was around $6700.
Those are pretty spendy guns, but try to find an original in similar condition and see what they sell for.
  

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