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RARE EARLY MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 919. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, early style rounded top German silver front sight and 1st type 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Receiver has a second rear sight dovetail in the top flat and has the earlier sharp radius on the top rear edge. Buttstock has the early style slight perch belly and the early style brass buttplate with rounded heel and trap. Trapdoor is the larger size with a correspondingly larger hole in the buttstock for the accompanying 4-pc hickory & steel wiping rod. SN is on the top flat of the bbl between rear sight & frame, on the left side of the lower tang under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside tang of buttplate. Round section of the bbl, under rotating sleeve, has the assembly number “391” which number is also on rear face of rotating sleeve. All three tang screws and both buttplate screws are matching numbered to this rifle. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a notarized letter from renowned Henry collector & dealer, Harold Dowd, stating that six Henry rifles, including this one, came from “The Roberts Collection out of Oregon in 1983”. Also accompanied by a hand written note over the signature of Ron Nisk stating that this rifle along with two others came from the “Roberts Collection”. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and some minor flaking just in front of frame; frame retains strong sharp edges with a few light marks on top edge of left sideplate and a few other very light nicks & scratches and retains a wonderful smooth medium to dark mustard patina; buttplate has a couple of nicks on the tang and retains a matching patina. Buttstock is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of a fine restored varnish finish that has some light crinkling on right side. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-pc hickory & steel wiping rod is extremely fine with a couple of minor chips. 4-46748 JR260 (60,000-100,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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