Henry Repeating Rifle, .44 Henry Cal., MFG. 1864, SN: 7XXX, Leve...
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Started 2019-01-30 00:00:00
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Henry Repeating Rifle, .44 Henry Cal., MFG. 1864, SN: 7XXX, Lever Action Rifle, 24'' Oct. barrel, Designed by Benjamin Tyler

Henry & produced by the New Haven Arms Company. Henry's were used in the Indian Wars & by the Union during the Civil War. They were favored for their greater fire power than standard issue carbines, though at $30 to $40, they were a very expensive option in their day. Some were famously used by the Birge's Western Sharp Shooters during the Civil War. This particular example was made about mid production of the approximately 14,000 produced. The wood stock is very good to excellent, solid & original with handling marks & some chipping at the toe & tangs against the receiver, which is consistent with use, The wood has some shrinkage most notable around the buttplate at the toe & against the receiver, yet does not appear to have been sanded as the wood is flush with the tangs & appears correct, Over the years some finish or waxes have been added to what appears to be the original finish underneath. Metal has mostly silvered from wear & cleaning with some brown patina remaining, pitting & freckling found up and down the barrel, but with no current rust, brass frame has a beautiful aged color with a slight variation in color where it once wore an identification sticker on the right side of receiver, Bore is very good, with strong rifling, Buttplate has the accessible door flap were an original 4pc hickory cleaning rod would be originally stored, although not currently present. It appears to have gone through a couple different sight arrangements as there is a brass filled sight bevel on the top of the receiver, while currently mounted with an early ladder rear sight, There is also a hole that remains open on the top of the upper tang where a tang sight may have once been fastened. Henrys were typically fitted with sling attachments on the left side of the stock & barrel, however this particular example was special ordered with the attachments placed on the right side of stock & barrel which is said to be extremely rare to encounter & very desirable among collectors. Henry rifles are always highly collectable, but especially when found in relatively unmolested condition with special order variations. No FFL Req. - Value: 20000 to 40000

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