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Lot 6000: Recreation of a Deluxe Engraved Silver-Plated Henry Rifle

Auction Date: February 18, 2018

Recreation of a Deluxe Engraved Silver Plated Henry Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $12,000

Recreation of a Deluxe Engraved Silver Plated Henry Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.
Model: Henry Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 Henry RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: silver plated/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1517
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 385
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

ND - VERY GOOD- in working condition, 80% finish or better, appreciable wear on working surfaces 80% - 89%, no corrosion or pitting, minor surface dents or scratches. Wood condition commensurable with percent of finish with dings and dents associated with 80% - 89% gun.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Recreation of a Deluxe engraved Henry Lever Action Rifle made by unknown party in the 20th Century. This first style rifle has the alternate rear sight dovetail on the receiver and early buttplate with rounded heel. The receiver has the beveled follower slot and the magazine has the large brass follower. The barrel has a dovetail mounted folding leaf rear sight with 900 yard center notch and elevator bar stop screw and a nickel silver front sight blade. The top barrel flat is roll stamped with the first style legend: "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO.NEWHAVEN.CT". The octagon barrel, integral 15-shot magazine and bolt have a blue finish and the hammer, trigger and lever are color casehardened. The brass receiver and buttplate have a deluxe, silver plated finish. The stock is nicely figured walnut and has a high polish piano finish. The top and sides of the receiver, upper tang and buttplate heel are engraved with the early style New Haven Arms scroll engraving on a punch dot background with wavy line borders. The left side of the receiver features checkered patterns between the scrollwork on the side plate and forward portion of the receiver. The engraving on this rifle is nearly identical to the engraving on Henry rifle serial number 1570 illustrated on page 19 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. The rifle serial number is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and receiver, on the left side of the lower receiver tang, in the upper tang inlet of the stock and on the inside of the buttplate. All of the visible serial numbers match. The cap head buttplate and tang screws are not serial numbered. The lower receiver tang is stamped with a "W" inspection mark.

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