A factory engraved Henry Model 1860 lever action rifle

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Lot 2386
A factory engraved Henry Model 1860 lever action rifle

Sold for US$ 31,625 inc. premium
A factory engraved Henry Model 1860 lever action rifle
Serial no. 12625 for 1866, .44 caliber. 24 inch barrel with standard markings, horn fore-sight and buckhorn rear sight. Frame factory engraved by Samuel J. Hoggson with scrollwork panels, dentate borders and on the left side with the figure of an antelope. Slightly different than the standard pattern usually seen by this engraver, the front panels are engraved with scrollwork instead of flowers. See serial number 12370 on page 39 of The Winchester Book by George Madis for another example of this variant pattern. Varnished burl walnut stock. Tang of buttplate scroll-engraved. Sling swivels.
Condition: Very good. Barrel with smooth brown patina. Excellent brass with few minor marks. Stock with 95 percent plus varnish showing scattered dents and scratches. Barrel, frame and buttplate serial numbered 12625. Stock not serial numbered and possibly a period replacement.
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