June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/25/2018
Barrel is marked with Henry pattern "OCT 16, 1860 / MANUFACT'D BY NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CT.". Comes equipped with a rosewood stock mounted with sling swivel on right side. Right side of stock and right side of barrel and one swing attachment mounted on right side of barrel. All numbers match on screw heads. Stock is numbered to the receiver. Factory style engraving on both left and right side of receiver that is totally silver plated receiver. Border lines of receiver indicate a chip style border line. No engraving on barrel but has engraving on buttplate to match the receiver. This factory engraved Henry conforms to a standard scroll style on the right side of receiver. Note the floral spray in area of the lever screw on the left side. This same pattern can be found on page 19 of "The Book of Winchester Engraving". Their engraving matches the same pattern as serial No. 1232. “Engraved Henry rifles are among the most sought after antique firearms in the world. The quality of hand embellishment used during the mid-19th century in America literally transformed an ordinary firearm into a work of art…special ordered pieces display expert craftsmanship…featured stocks of select grain woods… The soft metal receivers of brass frame Henry rifles easily lent themselves to engraving and inscriptions, both yesterday and today". Barrel condition would rate a 70-85% original barrel blue with the magazine portion rating a 45-60% blue with a balance turning a light patina. Hammer is case colored as well as trigger and lever. Hammer retains 80-85% orig case color, lever mostly silvered out with case colors in protected areas. Trigger is of a light patina. Buttplate has only the heel and toe for wear with 90% of the silver plating remaining. Bright and shiny bore with deep rifling, action cycles correctly and mechanics are fine. Receiver retains 96-97% original silver plating on both left and right side. No scratches or dings are evident anywhere on either side of receiver. Stock retains 98% of its finish with minor surface scratches on left and right side. One crack at base of stock on left side next to receiver runs about 3/4" in length, looks to be an old crack. From the Ray Bentley Collection.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
24"
Caliber/Bore
.44 RF
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Henry
Model
Rifle
Serial Number
1232
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $50,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $66,000.00
Estimate: $100,000 - $125,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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