Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2029: New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Civil War Era New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Civil War Era New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

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

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

Manufactured 1864. Bolt converted to centerfire. Upper tang drilled and tapped for sight mounting. Replacement sights and stock. Matching serial numbers on the barrel and left side of lower tang. 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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