BALLARD / MERRIMACK ARMS / ????
I think I tried this previously but did not get much response. The gun has been cleaned up, the barrel use to be pitted beyond what 5 coats of rust-o-leum put on with a brush could even hide.
The only markings on this gun is the number 2300, on the brass receiver, the octagon barrel, and the lever.
The falling block has the number 518 stamped on the casting and one of the screws has the number 518 on it.
I have read every book out there, tried contacting NRA numerous times, even tried the "New Ballard Co." with no reply from either.
I know for a time pieces were used from one peiod to another, as the maunfacturer's changed hands, several times.
With this cleaned up now maybe someone can help me. One member gave me a phone number to call but I can not find that number, I believe it was a 732-...-....
Any input would be appreciated.