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General information concerning reloading may be obtained from the National Rifle Association through their online store at
Reloading manuals and recipes are available through the following companies: Alliant Powder-- (800) 276-9337IMR Powder-- (518) 563-2253Accurate Powder-- (800) 416-3006Hodgdon Powder-- (800) 622-4366 Nosler Bullets-- (800) 285-3701Sierra Bullets-- (800) 223-8799Hornady Bullets-- (800) 338-3220 Many consumers request information regarding the use of NATO ammunition in their firearms.
In all, there were 20 cataloged and identified models of Ballard rifles manufactured by J. They do require fitting by a qualified gunsmith and are restricted to FFL licensed shops.
Big loop levers will not fit rifles with straight grip style stocks.
While we realize that some ammunition guides show interchangeability between some of these rounds (5.56 in .223 Remington or 7.62 x 51 in .308 Winchester), use of and NATO cartridges is not recommended in a gun chambered for the commercial variation of the cartridge.
Due to the many bullet and load options available, the element of judgment involved, the skill required, and the fact that serious injuries have resulted from dangerous hand loads, Marlin does not make any recommendations with regard to hand loaded ammunition.
From the familiar .22 short cartridge to the 50 - 70 Govt., the Ballard could fit any shooting situation.
Other calibers for which this model was chambered were 32 - 40 Ballard, 38 - 55 Ballard, 44 - 40 Winchester, 40 - 70 Sharps, 44 - 100 Ballard Everlasting and 44 Extra Long Ballard. .40-70, .44 –77 Sharps, .50-70 Govt.,.38-50 Ballard Everlasting 1 15/16”, .40-65 Ballard, .40-63 Everlasting, .38-55 Everlasting, .40-70 Ballard Everlasting 2⅜”, .44-75 Ballard Everlasting 2¼”, .32-40 Big loop finger levers can be installed on centerfire lever action rifles with pistol grip style stocks.
This would require either the modification of the magazine tube to permanently restrict it , or the addition of a magazine plug similar to one used in a shotgun magazine. All Ballards prior to Marlin's production were for use only with rim-fire ammunition.
Marlin does not offer a magazine tube plug, but one can easily be fabricated from a wooden dowel rod or other suitable material. Marlin started manufacturing the Ballard rifle in 1875 and it remained in production until about 1890. Marlin-manufactured Ballard had both numerical and noun model designations.