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Lot 3694: Alexander Henry/Ed Mason Single Shot Falling Block Rifle

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Engraved Alexander Henry/Ed Mason Backaction Single Shot Falling Block Rifle with Scope

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Engraved Alexander Henry/Ed Mason Backaction Single Shot Falling Block Rifle with Scope

Manufacturer: Henry Alexander
Model: Single Shot-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 400-2 1/4
Barrel: 28 5/8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 534
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 337
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Originally manufactured by Alexander Henry and subsequently upgraded to its current configuration by the late Memphis gunsmith Ed Mason. Blued steel barrel with raise blade front sight, two scope blocks holding an unmarked vintage scope, two leaf (one standing, one folding) rear sight, and marked "ED MASON - MEMPHIS". The casehardened hammer backaction underlever falling block action by Alexander Henry displays beautiful near full coverage floral scroll engraving with flowers at the centers on the clusters with the engraving extends to the tangs, triggerguard, and the underlever. Attractively figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with engraved and casehardened grip cap and buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as built by Ed Mason, retaining 99% blue finish and 95% case colors finishes with minor handling evidence mostly on the stock. The optics are slightly hazy and show some spotting, but are overall very good. Mechanically excellent.



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