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#6205342 - 02/22/12 02:55 AM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: lovemy99]
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#6208243 - 02/22/12 04:04 PM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BrentD]
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Originally Posted By: BrentD

A Ballard Pacific (aka No. 5)



Elegant. How strong are the Ballards?
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#6208281 - 02/22/12 04:12 PM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: tex_n_cal]
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The Ruger in this photo is a 375 H&H. That's not uncommon. The rifle behind it, though, I have only ever seen one example. It is a Rodda Field's Patent falling block, in Cal .500-450 #1 Blackpowder Express. The barrel was stamped, "R.R. Rodda & Co, # & #8 Dalhousie Square, Calcutta". I was told it was circa 1890.



It was clearly someone's favorite hunting rifle. It was extensively engraved, but the engraving was almost completely worn away, as it balanced right at the action. The bore was rough, and the breechblock had about .005 to .010" play in it. It was not heavy, and balanced very well. I still kick myself for letting it get away. Shoulda had it rebored to .500 cal, I think.

The stories that rifle could have told, in the golden age of the British empire...
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#6208457 - 02/22/12 04:57 PM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: tex_n_cal]
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Originally Posted By: tex_n_cal
Originally Posted By: BrentD

A Ballard Pacific (aka No. 5)



Elegant. How strong are the Ballards?


Very strong. Strong enough to kill anything on the continent, and that rifle probably has. It is my current go-to hunting rifle.

I love hunting with an original 19th century rifle, yet it is no handicap at all.

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#6208484 - 02/22/12 05:05 PM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BrentD]
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This is an honest-to-goodness Buffalo rifle shipped to Montana in 1878. It no doubt killed a few. I am in the process of resurrecting the gun to carry on it's former glory...











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#6209313 - 02/22/12 08:16 PM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: shrapnel]
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Another old Marlin-Ballard, 4-1/2 A1 in 40-65 Ballard Everlasting, just a joy to shoot. Haven't been brave enough to take it hunting though.



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#6210480 - 02/23/12 07:18 AM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: blackpowdermax]
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Very nice target rifle there. A bit heavy for hunting and that front sight is not hunting friendly, but it could be made to work well for a lot of things, including pronghorns.

I especially like the way the Ballard forearm is finished at the tip. Very nice.
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#6214747 - 02/24/12 07:02 AM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BrentD]
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shrapnel, what does that old Sharps weigh and caliber?
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John said: "It takes a vivid imagination to slander the .30'06" I agree and will add that is doubly so for the 7x57!

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#6217404 - 02/24/12 06:23 PM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: Joe]
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Here's a couple of not so common singles.
This is my Haenal, which was a gift from a very good friend who does not shoot it anymore.


And of course, my original Highwall, which are getting harder to find in original shape.

My martini cadet in .22LR sporting class target rifle

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#6221850 - 02/25/12 09:24 PM Re: Some less typical singles [Re: Joe]
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Originally Posted By: Joe
shrapnel, what does that old Sharps weigh and caliber?


It is a 40-90 Sharps Bottleneck, it weighs 14 1/2 pounds...

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