Model 1860 Henry's Patent Lever Action Rifle

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Model 1860 Henry's Patent Lever Action Rifle
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Civil War Era Model 1860 Henry's Patent Lever Action Repeating Rifle, #11540, .44 RF cal., 24'' octagonal steel barrel is marked on top flat ''Henry's Patent Oct. 16, 1860/Manufact'd. by the New Haven Arms Co,. New Haven, CT.'' in two lines, and serial number between breech and vacant rear sight dovetail. Integral front blade sight at muzzle, 15-shot under-barrel tubular magazine, distinctive undecorated brass receiver and cartridge lifter, steel operating lever, lever latch, hammer and bolt. Plain walnut buttstock with crescent brass buttplate and steel sling ring inlet on left side. Mfg'd 1860-66, originally with blued and case hardened finishes and varnished stock. Condition is very good retaining no original finish to metal parts, which show an overall smooth brown patina and clear markings; buttstock is sound, fits well, shows a few dings from use and age, and has nice color. Front sight missing its blade; adjustable leaf rear sight missing; magazine tube missing spring and follower; buttstock missing sling ring. Action is sticky but operates as designed; bore is surprisingly clean with shine and deep rifling. The revolutionary Henry rifle and its companion ''.44 H'' rimfire cartridge were the brainchildren of Connecticut arms inventor Benjamin Tyler Henry, and forerunners of the famed line of Winchester rifles. Untouched Henrys like this example are a distinct rarity today. Est.: $8,000-$12,000. (Antique)