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SN 164860. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly altered 1/2 nickel front sight and replacement semi-buckhorn rear sight with the ears filed flat and a replacement elevator. Mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly no. “76” which also appears in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Top flat of the bbl has standard 2-line Winchester & Kings patent markings forward of the rear sight and “44 CAL.” over the chamber area. Bottom of the elevator is also caliber marked. Trigger return spring & screw are replacements. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, shipped Nov 14, 1884. No other information available. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, even brown patina possibly an old restoration. Receiver & side plates show evidence of cleaning & polishing with worn edges and a few light nicks & scratches. Left front flat of the receiver is scratched with a “W”. Lever, hammer, buttplate and forend cap are dark gray metal patina. Buttstock has a gouge by the lower tang, otherwise wood is sound showing an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 51079-1 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 1022

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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