Manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co. in 1865. The barrel is fitted with a German silver blade front sight and a folding ladder rear sight graduated to 900 yards and is stamped with the two-line patent date/address marking ("HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO. NEWHAVEN.CT"). The rifle is fitted with a sling hook loop and a sling swivel on the left side of the buttstock. The serial number is found on the barrel, left side of lower tang, stock inlet, and buttplate. The brass buttplate has a trapdoor (cleaning rod not included) and pointed heel. The left side of the buttstock has period inscribed initials hand marked in script. Most Henry Rifles manufactured during the Civil War were privately purchased by Federal soldiers from Midwestern regiments. The firepower of the Henry Rifles was valued on the frontier in the years that followed the Civil War. Most Henry Rifles were "working guns;" the surviving examples typically exhibit wear associated with years of hard use.
Good. The barrel and magazine tube have a mixed artificial brown patina with minor-moderate pitting. The brass has an attractive mellow appearance, and the receiver has tight fitting side plates. The lightly sanded and reoiled stock is also good with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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