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 c. 1865. 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 soldiers 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 and also saw use in the West alongside the "Improved Henry" Winchester Model 1866 during the settlement of the West and Indian Wars. The follower and some other small parts are replacements, and the follower spring is short. The front sight is absent. The lower tang has "&" at the rear. The barrel has the two-line Henry patent and address marking, and the barrel, left side of the lower tang, and inside of the buttplate at the toe, and the replacement stock has been numbered to match.
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