Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 19: Engraved New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: June 10, 2021

Attractive Engraved New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle with Madis Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Attractive Engraved New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle with Madis Letter

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: 2153
Item Interest: 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.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Serial number dates to 1865. Receiver and buttplate tang feature a highly attractive scroll and border engraving, which in the accompanying letter George Madis references as L.D. Nimschke in style. The rifle is 20th century custom engraved by an unknown highly skilled engraver. Matching serial numbers are on the barrel, left side of the lower tang, stock inlet, and buttplate. The barrel has the two-line patent date/address marking and blade and folding ladder sights.

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