Ballard 56-56 Caliber Carbine, c. 1863-65, walnut stock and forend, serial number 700, steel frame marked on right side BALLARD'S PATENT/NOV. 5 1861, and on left side MERWIN & BRAY/AGT'S. N.Y. 700, marked on front barrel band B 18, barrel lg. 22, overall lg. 37 3/4 in.
Walnut stock has a small crack near the comb, and near front barrel band, missing front sling swivel, also has small nicks and dings, steel has a plum colored patina.
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