If you want Ballard information, the only place you need to look is in John Dutcher's excellent book, Ballard, The Great American Single Shot Rifle.
John's book covers all models in depth, including the pre-Marlin Ballards. Each model is broken down into a section of it's own with very good photographs and descriptions.
John spent 20 years putting this book together and it is very complete and accurate.
Due to the increasing cost of ammunition, there be no warning shot!
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