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Ballard #3 at auction
Nov 21st, 2020 at 5:03pm
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There is a Ballard #3 with a Rigby barrel coming to action at (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links). It is worn but serviceable , barrel the same. Tapered octagon with express sights. It has a rubber puss pad on the but. The bid right now is $375. What do you think it's worth? Don't see many around here.
  

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Reply #1 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 8:44pm
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Is the rifle a #3 retailed by Rigby and marked as such on the barrel, or is it equipped with what we think of as a Rigby barrel, ie round with flats at the breech?

I owned one of the retailed by Rigby rifles some years ago, and bought one of the round with flats barrels (no serial number, but an original .22 rim fire barrel) a couple of years ago.  It is now mounted on a pistol grip action.
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 8:52pm
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No Rigby flats. Rigby address on top barrel flat.
  

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Reply #3 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 9:19pm
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Soldier, have a better auction link than the one you posted
  

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Reply #4 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 9:50pm
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Since your link wont take me to anyplace I can view it, I can't begin to guess what it's worth.
What's my Chevy worth? If you can tell me, I'll tell you what the #3 is worth.
  

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Reply #5 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 10:20pm
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I found it at:    (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

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Reply #6 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 9:42am
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Based on an unknown bore, bad stocks, and condition; I'm not sure I'd want to be all in with auction fees, shipping, taxes, unless the total stayed under $450. Anything more wouldn't be a bargain.
  

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Reply #7 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 10:48am
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My opinion is that the $350 bid so far, once boosted with all the ancillary fees, is about its maximum worth.  But I'd pass anyway, already having too many projects that I'll never finish.

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Reply #8 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 11:50am
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I'm sorta #3 Ballard poor, which makes me more particular in even looking at another #3 Ballard anyway. I suppose if I had none I might take that into consideration.
  

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Reply #9 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 11:54am
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It's a local auction for me, so no shipping or taxes. I was thinking no more than $400, but really have no idea as we don't get many Ballards of any type here. Sorry the link was hard to follow.
  

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Reply #10 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 5:47pm
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Old Soldier wrote on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 11:54am:
It's a local auction for me, so no shipping or taxes. I was thinking no more than $400, but really have no idea as we don't get many Ballards of any type here. Sorry the link was hard to follow.


18% auction fee.
  

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Reply #11 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 11:04pm
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Is that a #3 ? I thought #3s had the concave top to the receiver.
  
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Reply #12 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 10:14am
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Keither wrote on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 11:04pm:
Is that a #3 ? I thought #3s had the concave top to the receiver.


Depends on when they were made. I've owned two #3 Ballard rifles that were not only flat top receivers, but did not have the typical lightweight barrels either. All the early Ballard #3 rifles looked more like a #2 Ballard. Flat tops, longer, heavier barrels.
This one appears to be a transition model with the flat top receiver, but later lightweight barrel.
  

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Reply #13 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 10:14am
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they came both ways on the smaller barrels yes on the heaver barrels no
  
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Reply #14 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 12:45pm
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It sold for $650 with a 10% auction fee.
  

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