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.
WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN
Receiver manufactured in 1865. The rifle has a German silver front sight blade and a folding leaf rear sight with a 900 yard center notch. The barrel has the two-line Henry's patent/New Haven address legend ahead of the rear sight. An "H" New Haven Arms inspection mark is stamped on the lower receiver tang behind the loading lever latch. The bolt is fitted with a centerfire firing pin and several screws are replacements. The rifle components have mixed serial numbers: left side of lower tang has "10181," top barrel flat has "9112," buttplate has number "7755," and renumbered stock has number "7652." The refinished stock is fitted with a late style brass buttplate with sharply pointed heel. The left side of the stock is fitted with an added rear sling swivel. With scarce Henry russet leather sling. 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. After the war Henry rifle subsequently saw hard use in the frontier west.
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