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MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4597. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, late style, squareback, German silver front sight and early style, orig 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with early style brass buttplate with rnd heel and large trapdoor with small hole in buttstock. Left side of buttstock is branded with the initials “AB”. SN is on top flat of bbl just forward of the receiver, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rnd part of bbl, under rotating sleeve, is marked with assembly number “258” which number is also on rear face of rotating sleeve. Left side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel above the distinctive Henry bump with a sling loop and ring on left side of bbl. All three tang screws are modern replacements. The two wood screws have been replaced with machine screws. CONDITION: About good, all matching. Bbl & magazine retain a mottled plummy brown patina with light rust. The rotating sleeve stop screw in right gullet is missing and the rotating sleeve has dings & damaged metal on rear edge; the orig dovetail on the bbl has been plugged and a new dovetail cut about 4″ in front of receiver; receiver shows moderate to heavy wear with a series of light hammer marks on top edges of each sideplate with other light nicks, dings & scratches and retains a dark mustard patina; buttplate has a series of light scratches on trapdoor and on the heel and retains a matching patina. Buttstock has numerous grain checks with some fine splintering on the toe, showing heavy use with nicks, dings & scratches and some gouges on both sides and overall retains most of an added finish. The lever latch has a replaced head; mechanics are a little stiff but functional, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-45674 (12,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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