Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 9: Civil War Era New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

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Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

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

Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co.
Model: Henry Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 303
Item Interest: Average
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Class: Antique
Rating:

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.

Description:

Manufactured 1863. Filled receiver sight dovetail, replacement rear sight with dovetail cut through the two-line barrel legend, magazine spring and barrel sling ring are absent, replacement lower tang screw, and serial number on barrel (stock and buttplate could not be removed). 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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