Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4006: New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: February 15, 2020

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $13,000

New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.
Model: Henry Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 Henry RF
Barrel: 24 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/bright
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 216
Class: Antique

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.


Manufactured in 1862. Includes a four-piece wooden cleaning rod in the stock. Only around 14,000 Henrys were manufactured in 1860-1866, and around half of them are believed to have been used by Union soldiers, mostly purchased by the men themselves, some using reenlistment bonuses. "That damned Yankee rifle that can be loaded on Sunday and fired all week" was one of the most advanced firearms of the war.

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