A fine engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Henry Model 1860' lever-action rifle by New Haven Arms Company, no. 12173 (circa 1866)

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Lot 806S58
A fine engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Henry Model 1860' lever-action rifle by New Haven Arms Company, no. 12173 (circa 1866)

Sold for £ 18,750 (US$ 25,858) inc. premium
A fine engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Henry Model 1860' lever-action rifle by New Haven Arms Company, no. 12173 (circa 1866)
Fourth variation, the brass receiver with much bold foliate-scrollwork on a stippled background, the left side-plate engraved depicting a running hind being chased by a dog, with some silver-plated finish, almost certainly the work of Samuel Hoggson, the lower tang stamped "W" to signify that the receiver was inspected by Oliver Winchester, serial number "12173" found on top flat of barrel just ahead of receiver, on the toe of the buttplate, on the stock under the upper tang and on the left side of the lower tang under the stock (together with "F" and "31"), the well-figured stock with brass butt-plate engraved en suite and trap (with 4-piece cleaning rod), sling-swivel and eye, the octagonal barrel engraved Henry's Patent Oct. 16 1860 Manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co. New Haven, CT. with full-length integral magazine-tube, muzzle sleeve, nickel fixed blade foresight insert to muzzle retaining band, and folding staff rear-sight graduated to 900 yards
24¼in. barrel

Footnotes

  • Literature
    R.L. Wilson, Winchester Engraving, 1989, 2nd Ed.
    This rifle is illustrated on p. 38 '...The pattern is at contrast with most Henry engraved rifles... The amount of engraving time involved is somewhat greater on number 12173 in comparison with the standard Henry pattern...'
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A fine engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Henry Model 1860' lever-action rifle by New Haven Arms Company, no. 12173 (circa 1866)
A fine engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Henry Model 1860' lever-action rifle by New Haven Arms Company, no. 12173 (circa 1866)
A fine engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Henry Model 1860' lever-action rifle by New Haven Arms Company, no. 12173 (circa 1866)
A fine engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Henry Model 1860' lever-action rifle by New Haven Arms Company, no. 12173 (circa 1866)
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S58 Section 58 obsolete calibre

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