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FINE MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3726. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and squareback German silver front sight with a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight, missing its slide. Receiver does not have a dovetail in top flat. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock. SN was observed in the usual place on top flat of bbl between rear sight and receiver. It is also found on the left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Top of bbl, under rotating sleeve, is marked with assembly number “337” which number is also found on rear face of rotating sleeve. Buttplate is early style with rounded heel and large hole in buttstock, under the trap which contains an orig 4-pc hickory & steel wiping rod. Right front side of receiver is marked with inspector initials “HH” with a corresponding “H” on right bbl flat along with inspector initials “C.G.C” (Charles G. Chapman). Right wrist of buttstock has a visible and mostly legible “CGC” cartouche. The right heel of the buttplate is marked with a tiny “H” inspector initial and there is another tiny “H” inspector initial adjacent on the buttstock. According to The Henry Rifle, Quick, there were an estimated 800 Henry rifles in the 3XXX serial range purchased by the U.S. Government and inspected in the manner described above. There were a total of 1,731 Henry rifles purchased by the government. The other approx. 931 Henry rifles purchased by the government were in other serial ranges, some of which are unknown as they were not inspected. The majority of these martial Henrys were issued to the 3rd Veteran Volunteer Regiment who were assigned to guard Washington. As part of their enlistment bonus they were allowed to retain their arms upon expiration of term of service. Numerous other Henry rifles were privately purchased by Civil War soldiers and officers with some entire units raising funds to arm themselves with Henry rifles. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a letter dated Nov. 12, 2008 over the signature of renowned Henry collector & dealer, Harold Dowd, wherein he states that this rifle, along with several others, came from “The Robert’s Collection”. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & rotating sleeve retain a dark attic brown patina with small spots of pitting with clear bbl address; receiver & sideplates retain a wonderful medium to dark mustard patina with only a few scattered small nicks & dents and shows moderate edge wear; lever & hammer are also a dark brown patina; buttplate is a matching dark mustard patina. Buttplate screws are matching numbered to this rifle, while the three tang screws are unnumbered, however are absolutely orig Henry screws. Buttstock is sound with numerous small nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of an added finish. Cleaning rod has also been cleaned. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-46747 JR258 (30,000-50,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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