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the micro groove is button cut and ballard is the lands and grooves are not equally spaced

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Q: What is the difference between micro groove rifling in old firearms and Ballard type in new guns?
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What year did Marlin switch from micro groove to Ballard rifling?

Marlin switched from Ballard rifling to the newer micro-groove on their 81 DL model in 1954.


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What is the difference between the flintlock rifle and the musket?

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What are some differences between rifles and muskets?

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Gun barrel rifling?

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