October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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New Haven Arms Henry rifle serial number 3422 manufactured 1863, at the peak of activities for the United States Civil War. Marked W.F. Gilbert on receiver bridge. Additional research shows that the Gilbert family were very prominent in Beaumont TX. W.F. Gilbert was elected County and District Court clerk June 1870 and remained until 1881 until his resignation. The Gilbert family was very involved in land development, lumber and oil. This Henry rifle has a 24-1/4" barrel with traditional New Haven address square back front sight and ladder adjustable Henry sight graduated to 900 yards. Lower tang is number 3422. The buttstock, buttplate and buttplate screws are numbered 3424 and this is believed to be a manufacturing error. CONDITION: Fine overall with the barrel and lever having turned a deep chocolate brown patina. The frame is equally fine having never been cleaned it has a dark mustard color. The stock is very fine with generous amounts of original varnish. The surface has numerous small scratches and dings and absolutely no evidence of having been worked upon. This truly a fine, untouched Henry rifle with great Texas history. The bore is lightly pitted with very strong rifling and the action functions properly.
Barrel Length
.44 Henry
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
New Haven Arms
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $19,200.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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