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FINE MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 5059. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and a replacement brass front sight with 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Bbl address is in the larger size font. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut buttstock with later style brass buttplate with sharp heel and a trap. The buttstock recess under the trap is the later smaller size. SN is on the top flat of the bbl between the rear sight & frame, left side of lower tang under the wood, top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Top of the rnd part of the bbl under the rotating sleeve is marked with the assembly number “806” which number is also on rear face of rotating sleeve. Frame has the later, more sloping radius on the top rear edge and the buttstock has a less pronounced perch belly. Left side of buttstock is mounted with a factory sling swivel above the distinctive Henry bump with a sling loop on left side of bbl. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a letter dated Nov. 12, 2008 over the signature of renowned Henry collector & dealer, Harold Dowd, wherein he states that eight Henry rifles identified by SN, including this one, came from the Roberts Collection. In another correspondence with another rifle in this auction he states that the Roberts Collection originated in Oregon in 1983. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine retain 65-70% orig blue, strong in the gullets, thin & turning a little plum on the octagon part of the bbl & rotating sleeve; receiver is crisp & clean with light edge wear and only a few minor nicks and retains a wonderful medium mustard patina; buttplate retains a matching patina. Buttstock is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about 50% thin orig finish, dark around the wrist & butt. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-46749 JR261 (25,000-40,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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