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Reply #30 - Jul 19th, 2018 at 7:37pm
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Yes, it does have left handed Pope rifling. It's still nice to know all the facts about the rifle you've provided marlinguy, thank you very much for that. So, if I wanted to get another Ballard, not a full on schuetzen, but a sporting rifle type, which would you recommend?
  
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Re: Collectable Ballard/Pope? Or not?
Reply #31 - Jul 19th, 2018 at 10:16pm
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If you're looking for a Sporting type Ballard I would suggest a #4 Perfection, or a #5 Pacific. Lots of caliber choices. All forged receivers. Crescent buttplates, instead of schuetzen style.
One of my favorite Ballards to shoot is my Pacific in .40-85 Ballard. A decent Pacific is around $2500-$3500, and a #4 Perfection runs a bit less in equal condition. Of course high end guns of either model will run more money.
  

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Reply #32 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 12:24pm
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Thanks again, marlinguy. Once I sell off the Pope Ballard, I'll be in the market for a Pacific.
  
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Reply #33 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 12:46pm
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The location of the factory stamp can be a good indicator if a barrel has been set back and re-chambered as they were typically placed in the same location. If the stamping is closer to the receiver than is typical one might then assume the Barrel has been set back. Barry Darr as an example placed his stamp in a very specific place on his barrels and one can quickly tell if it is still original to his work or if it has been set back and re-worked by another.

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Re: Collectable Ballard/Pope? Or not?
Reply #34 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 7:23pm
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JLouis wrote on Jul 22nd, 2018 at 12:46pm:
The location of the factory stamp can be a good indicator if a barrel has been set back and re-chambered as they were typically placed in the same location. If the stamping is closer to the receiver than is typical one might then assume the Barrel has been set back. Barry Darr as an example placed his stamp in a very specific place on his barrels and one can quickly tell if it is still original to his work or if it has been set back and re-worked by another.

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Works on almost all barrels, except the Marlin Ballard. Since Marlin never used a rollstamp on a Ballard they have no way to determine if it's been set back externally. But almost any barrel will show signs of being set back under the forearm wood! They will often have two forearm screw holes if they are set back. One for the original location and another for the new forearm screw after setting it back.
  

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