.38-50 Ballard Everlasting caliber, 30" Rigby barrel, S/N 1996 . With matching numbers throughout. The left side of the frame is marked with the Marlin name and address and Ballard's patent date. With spirit level and windgauge front sight and tang mounted Vernier peep sight. With a ring lever and finger spur, with double set triggers.The forearm features deluxe wood with checkering and a tapered horn forend. The deluxe wood buttstock has a straight grip with a flat underside and features checkering with a raised cheekpiece and a nickel plated Swiss style buttplate. The first model features a larger cheekpiece and a trigger plate that protrudes below the bottom of the frame. Original No. 6 Ballards are uncommon, as most of the actions have been converted.
The barrel has one or two slight scuff marks to the finish, but is in otherwise very good to excellent condition. The frame displays strong case colors, which fade to a grey on some of the high edges. The stock and forearm have some slight nicks and dings, but are in otherwise very good to excellent condition. The nickel on the buttplate is almost entirely present, with the exception of some slight wear on the nubs. The bore and action are excellent.