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HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8637. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, late style, square back German silver front sight and 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. Bbl address is late large size. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut buttstock with 2nd type brass crescent buttplate with pointed heel and trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel and corresponding loop on the left side of the bbl. Buttstock has the “Henry bump” below the sling swivel. SN is located in the usual place on top flat of bbl just forward of the receiver, left side of lower tang, under the wood, top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rnd part of the bbl, under loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “1803” with the matching assembly number on rear face of loading sleeve. Henry rifles were used extensively throughout the Civil War being largely private purchased to arm individual units. After the war they continued in service on the American frontier throughout the Indian wars and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, bbl & magazine tube retain about 50-60% orig blue, strong and bright in the gullets, fading elsewhere and flaked to light patina over the top flaps of the bbl and bottom of the magazine tube. Receiver retains strong, sharp edges with tight side plates and only one small ding on the left top edge and overall retains a dark mustard patina. Buttplate is matching patina. Hammer retains faded case colors and the lever is mostly a silver brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light scratches on the right side and overall retains most of its bright, orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. All together an exceptionally fine and high condition Henry. 4-48403 JR201 (30,000-50,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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