Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4: New Haven Arms Henry Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: February 21, 2014

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,000 - $15,000

New Haven Arms Henry Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.
Model: Henry Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Antique

OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.



Manufactured circa 1860-1866 with this rifle being manufactured in 1864. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights. No maker's marks are present on the barrel. Matching serial number on the top barrel flat at the breech and on the inside of the buttplate. The rifle has the distinctive brass receiver and buttplate, and octagon barrel with integral 15-shot magazine. The barrel/magazine have a blue finish, the hammer and loading lever casehardened. The sling loop on the left side of the barrel and stock have been removed. The brass buttplate is the early pattern with rounded heel and a replacement trapdoor. The magazine spring is absent and the stock is a replacement.

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