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FINE EARLY MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 735. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, early rnd top German silver front sight and 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. It has sharp Henry’s and New Haven Arms 2-line address. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock with 1st type brass buttplate with rounded heel and large hole in the stock under the butt trap for a wood cleaning rod. SN was observed in the usual place on the top flat of the bbl between the rear sight and receiver. Top of the bbl under the rotating sleeve is marked with assembly number “102” which number is also found on rear face of rotating sleeve. SN is also on the left side of the lower tang, under the wood, in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside heel of buttplate. Buttstock has the early feature of a slight perch belly and is without the “Henry bump”. All the screws are orig to this rifle with matching SNs and index perfectly. This is an all orig, very early Henry rifle. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching as noted above. Bbl retains traces of blue in gullets being mostly a mottled, plummy brown patina; receiver & sideplates mate perfectly with crisp sharp edges and retain a wonderful dark mustard patina; buttplate has a slightly lighter patina; hammer retains strong case colors on sides, turned dark on edges; lever is dark brown patina. Stock is sound with a small burn in the finish on the left side and a bruise on right side with scattered light nicks & scratches and retains about 95% strong orig varnish; bolt face is missing part of the firing pin, otherwise mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with good shine and light pitting. This is a rare early model Henry in superior condition. 4-41513 JR254 (35,000-50,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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