Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2008: Engraved New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: June 23, 2017

Attractive Engraved New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $18,000 - $25,000

Attractive Engraved New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.
Model: Henry Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 Henry
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/silver
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 110
Class: Antique
Rating:

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.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured circa 1864 and subsequently engraved. The receiver features a scroll engraving on a punch dot background and wavy line borders. A leaping stag is engraved on the left side of the receiver, and the front sides of the receiver have a large floral engraved motif. The scrollwork extends to the buttplate tang. The top flat of the barrel is marked "HENRY'S PATENT OCT. 16, 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN CT." ahead of the rear sight and the serial number at the breech. The serial number is also found on the left side of the lower tang, upper tang cutout on the stock and buttplate. The receiver and buttplate are silver plated. The straight grip stock is fitted with a sling swivel on the left side and a brass crescent buttplate.

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