Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 16: U.S. Civil War New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: February 3, 2021

Highly Desirable Martially Inspected U.S. Civil War 1863 Production New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $27,500 - $37,500

Highly Desirable Martially Inspected U.S. Civil War 1863 Production New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.
Model: Henry Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 Henry RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3165
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 8
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.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured in 1863. Matching serial numbers on the left side of lower tang, barrel, stock inlet, buttplate, and both buttplate screws. Comes with a 4-piece wooden cleaning rod. The right side of the receiver bears two "H" inspector's stamps (Henry) and the right barrel flat is marked "C.G.C./H" (Charles G. Chapman/Henry). There is a faint government cartouche on the right side of the wrist (likely "CGC") and a "C" inspection mark on the buttplate. "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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