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ALEXANDER HENRY HAMMERLESS UNDER-LEVER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 6473. (1891) Cal. .450 BPE. 28″ Dovetailed bbls have full length file cut rib, engraved “Alexr Henry Edinburgh & London.” and mounted with one standing, one folding express rear sight and longitudinally dovetailed front bead. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs, SNs, “AH” and “450 EX”. Jones under lever hammerless action (operation of under lever cocks locks) is fitted with back action hammerless locks and features automatic safety and long armed cocking indicators, which cover a gold inlaid “COCKED” when in fired position. Action has well filed fences and is engraved with 60% coverage well cut small scroll. “Alexr Henry” is on scrolled ribands on each lockplate. Top of action is engraved “Henry’s Patent no. 207″. Trigger guard with central portion of bow cutaway to accept operating lever, has SN at grip. Lightly figured European walnut full horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a sling eye is on toe line. Matching splinter forend is fully checkered, and has front pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-9/16”. CONDITION: Very good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a high quality satin re-blue, engraving picked up. Action and lockplates are mostly pewter gray patina. Wood refinished, and retains nearly all of that finish with a number of minor marks. Checkering is re-cut and sharp. Bores have strong rifling throughout, but are frosted with some pitting. Action is slightly loose. Bbls are off face. These scarce sporting rifles often show heavy use, as they were taken to the “ends of the earth” mostly in sultry, tropical environments. 4-48314 MGM73 (7,000-9,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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