Today I got to hold an original Ballard. Standard stocks, no chequering, buck horn rear sight, blade front. This one was in 38L. Am I correct that it's 38 Long Colt? If it is, then this is the actual question. It was at my Smith's, the present owner want's to have it rebarreled in 38-55. I remember some discourse about the Cast/ forged receivers. Which receiver is this and will it handle the 38-55? Serial is in the 354xx range. As I'm not that familiar with them, this is the first original I've ever held. The receiver looks similar to the one Max has pictured in the other thread, but the lever is different shape, not the ring type. The tang is drilled and tapped for a sight. This one is marked Marlin for sure. Not much finish left to the receiver, basically silver. There's quite a bit of blue on the barrel, maybe redone a lot of years back. Any way to tell short of damaging the receiver which type it is?...........Buck 8) :roll: :?