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SN 1297. Cal. 44RF. 24-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish with brass receiver. Straight grain American walnut stock with sling swivel attached. Original Henry style sling with hooks. Bbl shows early 2-line address with SN 1297 stamped at breech end. First Model rear sight graduated to 900 yards with slide with no stop. Loading collar has assembly no. “457” stamped on rear face and bbl assembly “457” stamped on top under collar. German silver forward angled front sight as used on all rifles after SN 1200. Bbl has sling swivel attached in left gullet. Brass receiver is dovetailed for rear sight with no sight present. Magazine has small follower with corresponding slot on forward part of frame. 1297 is stamped on lower left tang under the stock. Receiver is otherwise unmarked. Receiver screws are numbered on the collar to match the rifle. Stock has sling swivel mounted on left side and has distinct early perch belly stock profile. 1297 is tamped in upper tang mortise. Three of the four hickory cleaning rod sections are present in the compartment in rear of stock. Buttplate has SN stamped on inside of upper tang. Buttplate screws are numbered to rifle on collars. Hook pattern authentic Henry sling has a partially legible maker’s mark at one end near hook. When the consignor purchased this gun, he was told that originally it had been in the renowned collection of Eldon Owens of New Hampshire. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine with most all blue finish remaining and balance thinning to plum. A small amount of scratches exist on loading collar. All markings are sharp and distinct. Bore is slightly frosted with strong rifling. Receiver is superb and has a wonderful mustard-yellow patina overall. Hammer is superb as well with vivid case colors. Hammer and lever screws are excellent and retain much finish. Lever strong finish in protected areas with balance having turned mottled plum. Trigger spring shows most fire blue finish. Stock is in prime state of preservation and retains most all varnish with typical small period bruises and minor scratches. There is an extremely small sliver of stock material missing at confluence of wrist and receiver. Buttplate has a mottled mustard patina. Screws retain much blue finish and are very fine. Hook pattern Henry sling has a crazed finish with a minor amount of material loss at mid point. A truly superb Henry rifle and is certainly one of the top of all high condition Henry Rifles today. 50695-1 (70,000-110,000) – Lot 4009

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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