October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This beautiful, early engraved Henry rifle features the standard octagon barrel, with razor sharp stamp "HENRYS PATENT OCT 16 1860 / MANUFACT'D BYT THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO NEW HAVEN CT". Rear sight is cut into barrel only. Has the sling swivel mount on left side of barrel and left side of stock. Rear stock has no visible bump. Frame is engraved in a scroll and floral punch dot pattern on the right side; left side has same style of engraving with running deer. Similar engraving on top tang of buttplate, top of frame, upper and lower tang. Parts checklist; all information obtained from the book "The Henry Rifle" by Les Quick: this is a later receiver variation with the pronounced bevel, page 57; later larger trigger retaining pin, page 63; rear only sight dovetail, barrel only, page 73; later, larger barrel address, page 75; later, larger variation magazine cartridge follower, page 80; milled flats to accept the follower, page 81; buttstock displays the last comb angle, page 90; wood type American walnut extra grain befitting an engraved rifle; later small diameter buttstock rod hole, page 100; later style buttplate with pointed heel, page 107; later style buttplate screw holes with reinforcing bosses, page 109; illustration of left side stock mounted sling swivel, page 111; barrel mounted sling swivel illustration, page 112; stock attaching screws with later round head not serial numbered, pages 116-117; front sight slightly altered from later style. The style of engraving is that of Samuel Hoggson. No visible lower tang factory inspector stamp. Two leaf folding rear sight not pictured in book and would assume is placed, but appears to be Winchester manufacture. Matching serial numbers stamped on barrel, left inside lower tang, inside wood channel at top of wrist and on inside bottom of buttplate. CONDITION: Brass is a beautiful yellow tone. Hammer, lever and trigger are a dark brown patina with no color. Screw heads are basically straight. Top buttplate screw has been repaired. Fine action. This is an extremely nice, homogenous and handsomely engraved Henry rifle that with notation to the rear sight, is all correct as manufactured. From the collection of Jason Roselius.
Barrel Length
.44 Henry RF
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
New Haven Arms
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,000.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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