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35169Re: [civilwarwest] The Colt

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  • Rick Moody
    Oct 4, 2005
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      --- John O'Connor <hvonbork@...> wrote:

      > 17 pounds? Wow, bigger than a Garand. How about 7
      > pounds?
      > Jack

      The original Ballards rifle was very heavy. 17 pounds
      might be high but it is very close for what was
      considered a Buffalo rifle. They were single shot
      with rimfire cartriges. It is very hard to find an
      original CW era Ballard. After the company went broke
      production was taken over by someone else and they
      were much lighter. The 1870 era Ballard still weighed
      over 10 lbs.


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