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1015
$26,450.00

RARE EARLY HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH 3-DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER.

SN 617. Cal 44 RF Henry. Standard early Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, integral magazine, rounded German silver sight blade and early 1000 yd. Henry ladder rear sight in a dovetail in top flat of frame. Bbl has no provision for a rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the early style, small font, 2-line Henry’s patent & company address. The magazine follower is early style with small tab and no milled flat for the tab in the frame. Round portion of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “110” with matching number on rear face of loading sleeve. SN was observed on top flat of bbl, at the frame, left side of lower tang under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate tang. Buttplate is early style with rounded heel and large trap to accommodate a 4-pc hickory cleaning rod. Frame is early style with sharp radius at the top rear. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut buttstock. All 3 tang screws are matching numbered to this rifle. The buttplate tang screw is a replacement from rifle number “1633” and the toe screw is un-numbered. This rifle was produced in 1862 at the height of the fighting in the Civil War. Is almost certainly would have seen service during the war and later on the American frontier. These early Henry rifles were extremely popular with both the military & civilians alike. They usually were hard used with little or no maintenance and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine retain a medium to dark brown patina showing light sharp edge wear. Receiver & side plates show light edge wear and a light mustard patina having been cleaned and polished a long time ago. Buttstock is sound with a few nicks & scratches and a couple of gouges and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong sharp bore with moderate pitting. 51460-1 (17,500-27,500) – Lot 1015

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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