.44 CALIBER BRASS FRAME HENRY RIFLE

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Item Code: 957-02

Here is a fine brass-frame Henry rifle, one of about 14,000 Henry rifles manufactured between 1860 and 1866. The distinctive rifle measures 43½” long overall and sports a 24” long octagonal barrel with a front-loading, integral tube magazine below. Magazine can hold fifteen .44 caliber rimfire metallic cartridges. Barrel exhibits a mix of dark gray and plum color. The folding-leaf rear sight is fitted into the top of the barrel 1” from the receiver. There is a brass blade sight at the muzzle. Stamped sharply on the top barrel facet directly in front of the rear sight, is the two-line maker mark “HENRY’S PATENT OCT. 16, 1860 / MANUFACT’D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT.” Stamped behind the rear sight is the serial number, “4095”. The Henry rifle is loaded by compressing the spring in the magazine by pushing a brass thumb tab toward the muzzle. Once this is done, a 5” long portion of the barrel, at the muzzle, can be rotated to the side. This exposes the open magazine tube which holds the 15 cartridges. All of these loading components are complete and operational on this gun. Barrel metal is clean and smooth with no pitting and only the most minor of dings on edges from use. Bore is clear, but lightly pitted. Rifling is good.

Heavy brass receiver frame and brass butt plate wear a pleasing, mellow bronze patina. Hinged door in butt plate works and the four-piece cleaning rod remains in its compartment.

Varnished, black walnut stock has beautiful color and exhibits only minor dings from normal handling and use. No gouges or breaks. The iron sling swivel remains in place on the left side of shoulder stock and the small sling loop is screwed in place on the left side of the barrel. The trigger guard / loading lever operates easily and the locking latch behind the tang is in place. All screw heads in good shape. Mechanically perfect.

A very good, very hard to find, Civil War Henry Rifle.  [jet]

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