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4013
$37,375.00

NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY FIRST MODEL 1860 HENRY RIFLE SAMUEL HOGGSON ENGRAVED.

SN 529. Cal. 44RF. 24-1/2″ bbl with integral magazine. No sling swivels mounted. Bbl shows early small 2-line address with SN stamped at breech end of bbl on top flat. Front-sight is of the half-moon design and is made of German silver. Magazine follower is of the small first type. Bbl collar was not removed because of molested screw. Gun metal receiver mounts a first variation rear-sight that is marked “1,000” at top. Sliding bar is missing. Receiver is engraved on top and on both sides in the Samuel Hoggson’s distinctive style. There is a vignette of a hound on left sideplate. Receiver is engraved in scroll style with a grape leaf motif on the forward flats. Lever is of the second type with latch. Lower left side of receiver tang shows SN and “G” inspector mark. Receiver screws show 3-digit SN at collar. Buttstock has SN stamped in the upper tang mortise. Buttstock has a straight profile on bottom. 4-pc Hickory cleaning rod in butt. Rod is unmarked and appears to be a reproduction. Crescent buttplate is scroll engraved on tang. SN is stamped on inside of buttplate tang. Buttplate screws are also serial numbered on collar. Stock shows no evidence of a “Henry Bump”. There is no swing swivel on stock. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows an even plumb-brown patina overall. Bbl address and cal mark is sharp. Front-sight is very good. Loading collar rotates freely. Retaining screw is damaged negating the possibility of disassembly without further damage. Finish and fit of collar is very good. Bbl flats line up perfectly. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is fine with an even mustard-brown patina overall and no evidence of cleaning. Engraving is sharp. Tang markings are sharp. Rear-sight is very good with clear markings. Hammer and lever show a dark-brown patina overall. Stock is very good retaining much of the varnish finish overall, with some dents and scratches, especially on left side. Toe of buttstock is missing a small chip. Buttplate is fine with sharp engraving and a nice mustard-yellow patina. Markings are clear. Screws are very good. This is an opportunity for a collector to obtain a fine first model Hoggson engraved Henry rifle with many early features. Manufactured in 1862. 50506-31 TEP (30,000-50,000) – Lot 4013

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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