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Item Code: 31-1439
This is a brass frame model Henry rifle. Made between 1860 and 1866 the total quantity produced is only approximately 14,000. This rifle was manufactured in 1866. The tubular magazine holds fifteen 44-caliber rimfire cartridges. The brass on this rifle has a nice mustard color patina. The barrel, a mix of gray and brown patina is 24 inches long. It is stamped HENRY’S PATENT. OCT.16. 1860/MANUFACT’D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS. CO. NEW HAVEN.CT. and the serial number 6388. The rear site is an original leaf site.
The oil stained walnut stock has a reddish look with minor dings and scratches from normal handling. Very visible is the “Henry Hump” on the stock. This rifle has the front sling ring and rear sling swivel that was optional. This gun also has the lever latch. The bore has some areas of pitting but the rifling is strong. Action is functional. One area near where the loading tubes swivel appears to have had some less than professional work performed. Front sight is a brass blade type sight. The late style, cap-type butt plate screws are correctly not serial numbered.
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