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SCARCE EARLY HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1187. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Scarce early Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, first style rnd top German silver front sight blade & an orig second type 1000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock that has straight grip & first style buttplate with rnd heel & trap. Recess under the buttplate is large size to accommodate the accompanying 4-pc wood cleaning rod. Right side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel with corresponding loop on right side of bbl. Two of the three tang screws are numbered to the rifle while the buttplate screws are orig beveled head style in the transition era and are properly unnumbered. Receiver & buttplate are of gun metal which is a form of bronze. Top flat of receiver has an orig rear dovetail sight seat. Rnd portion of bbl, under the loading sleeve, has the assembly number “655” which is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. SN is in usual place on top flat of bbl adjacent to receiver, left side of bottom tang under the wood and inside buttplate tang. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except front top tang wood screw which is a correct Henry screw, but unnumbered. Bbl, loading sleeve, lever & hammer retain a mottled silver/brown patina with scattered fine pin prick pitting; bbl address is completely legible; receiver & buttplate show heavy wear with nicks & scratches and some battering on top edges of side plates and retain a dark mustard patina. Stock has a repaired longitudinal crack with numerous nicks & dings, shows heavy wear with a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with good rifling. 4-47618 JR135 (9,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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