.44 R.F. caliber, 22" round-to-octagonal barrel, S/N 8869 . With matching numbers throughout. Barrel marked with Ballard's patent, Ball & Williams name and address and Merwin & Bray Agts New York marking. The serial number is marked on the barrel, the top of the frame and the hammer. Walnut stock and forearm, with single barrel band and sling swivels.
The finish is present on the barrel, with light areas of minor wear to the sides of the frame. Areas of fading appear on the tops of the hammer and breechblock, the barrel band and swivels, the lever and the crescent buttplate. The forearm and stock show very minor areas of use and are in very good condition. The bore and action are excellent.