I have an old Marlin Ballard Single Shot rifle that I am trying to identify and value.. Looking around on this forum, I can safely say it is a Ballard single shot, but I am not clear on the various differences in models.
The rifle does not have any caliber stamping on it that is visible. The only stamping is the 3 lines on the side of the receiver, identifying it as a Marlin built under the Ballard patent.
Octagonal barrel, 30". Gun is in pretty good shape overall, action is smooth, bore looks pretty good. Stock is in pretty good shape, but is a little loose.
Photos can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogden/?saved=1
I tried plugging the SN (12136) into a lookup wizard on Homestead Firearms, but it didn't give me any results.
Any insight into what model gun this is, and what it's approximate value is, would be greatly appreciated!