Ballard Dual Ignition Carbine

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Ballard Dual Ignition Carbine

  • Price: $1,795.00 CAD
  • Licensing Category: Antique
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    This item SN 17448 is a relatively scarce and uncommon dual ignition carbine built post civil war.  The 1864 pattern is marked on the left side of the hamme,r patented by Merwin & Bray and built by Ballard circa 1865.  The top of the hammer fires a 44 caliber rim fire cartridge.  If the carbine is not loaded with a cartridge, the lower part of the hammer can hit a percussion cap and discharge a cartridge.  This piece shows a 22" barrel with a bright excellent, rifled bore.  This example shows a very good plus brown/black barrel finish and a mottled grey case finish receiver.  The action remains sound.  This carbine is unique in that it stratles the percussion/cartridge era.  Antique status and not subject to permit to purchase or own.  Reference: Flaydermabn 5D-085.