October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
Offered is an incredibly nice, untouched, early Martially marked Henry rifle. No provision for sling. Early perch belly stock with no bump. Features full octagon barrel, brass frame, brass buttplate, case colored hammer and lever. Matching serial numbers on barel, lower inside tang, upper tang channel on buttstock and bottom inside of buttplate. The following parts can be found in the book titled "The Henry Rifle" by Les Quick: early type slight bevel top rear frame, page 56; early small trigger retaining pin, page 63; barrel only sight dovetail; later large barrel address, page 75; replaced large variation magazine cartridge follow with milled flat receiver slot, pages 80-81; second type stock comb, page 90; extra varnished stock; early large diameter buttstock rod hole, page 99; early unmarked Henry rifle type jointed hickory wood cleaning rod, page 103; early style buttplate with rounded heel and large gate, page 106; early plain drilled screw holes in buttplate, page 109; later round head stock attaching screws, page 116; early contoured head buttplate attaching screws with serial numbers, page 117; square back front sight, 121; Type C rear ladder sight, page 122; "HH" stamp on right forward part of frame and "CGC" and "H" on right barrel breech (Charles G. Curtis), pages 138-139; original "CGC" real cartouche on right side of stock at wrist, page 140; "H" on upper right of buttplate, page 140. The CGC inspector initials have been erroneously recorded to be that of Charles G. Chapman, but this is refuted in the book "US Military Arms Inspector Marks" by Daum and Pate, page 47. CONDITION: Barrel markings are razor sharp. Finish is a dark chocolate patina. Brass remains untouched with a rich hue; no splotches. Lever is a dark chocolate patina. Colors have darkened and patterned on hammer. All screw heads are basically true wit the exception of one lower frame screw which shows marring. Perch belly walnut stock retains the majority of its original extra finish but just usual small bumps and bruises; beautiful finish, proud to metal with no cracks, chips or repairs. One cleaning rod piece is missing the metal sleeve. Fine action. Rifling is well defined with sharp edges and just minor black powder abrasion, mostly at muzzle. Absolutely untouched, homogenous, attic-find, military marked Henry rifle.
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: $30,000.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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