October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This rifle features full octagon barrel, full magazine, single rear sight slot in barrel, brass frame, case colored hammer and lever, walnut buttstock and brass buttplate. Sling swivels mount on barrel and left side of stock. Top of barrel is stamped "HENRYS PATENT OPCTOBER 16 1860 MANUFACT'D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CT". Has the later larger variation magazine cartridge follower, page 80; milled flats in receiver slot to accept later, larger cartridge follower, page 81; American walnut buttstock displays the last comb angle, page 90; standard regular varnished finish; left side of stock has the "bump" just beneath sling swivel, pages 95-96; all steel four piece cleaning rod with brass tip, page 105; buttplate is a later style pointed heel, page 107; sling swivels, pages 111-113; buttstock screws are later type, not numbered, seen on page 117; later type front sight, pages 120-121; rear sight is folding ladder style, "E" page 122; lower tang has "H" factory inspector mark, page 134. This rifle has the original leather sling with brass hooks, page 180. Underside of the magazine is finish I the white which is proper. Matching serial numbers barrel, lower left tang inside, buttplate, upper wood channel of stock (this later model does not have serial numbered screws). CONDITION: This rifle is all original, basically untouched with the exception of the stock that was lightly freshened up; wood is slightly shy to metal but in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. Barrel and tube are a smooth, homogenous brown patina with some light age freckling but none of the splotchy finish normally associated with a gun in this condition. Case colors on lever have turned the same soft patina. Case colors on hammer have patterned out to a dull grey. Frame itself has never been polished or cleaned, nor has the buttplate, and still retain that smooth mustard hue. Frame screws are fairly true with some minor distortion on lower lever screw. Tang screws show some marring from stock being removed. Action works correctly. Strong, pronounced rifling with sharp edges and frosted grooves with light black powder abrasion. Overall, an extremely fine Henry, all original and untouched with notes to the period refreshing of the wood finish and a few boogered screws.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
24"
Caliber/Bore
.44 Henry
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
New Haven Arms
Model
Martial Henry
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
7464
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $27,000.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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