Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    J. Henry & Sons Half-Stock Percussion Plains Rifle.

    Unserialized, .38 caliber, 36-inch octagonal barrel with fixed front and rear sights. Stock stamped US behind triggerguard. Top of barrel marked: HENRY. Scroll engraved lock marked: P.S.J. & CO / WARRANTED [P.S. Justice & Co]. Smooth hardwood straight stock with brass furniture and hinged patchbox. Wood ramrod.
    Note: Guns of this model in small calibers (.38 to 45) were used as treaty payments from Peace Commissioners in 1868. It is assumed that the small bores we to justify their distribution as hunting rifles rather than weapons of war, see The Plains Rifle by Hanson, pages 75 and 113.
    Property from the Estate of Robert (Bobby) Palazzo, Westlake Village, Ca.

    Condition: Very good. Finish primarily a smooth grey patina with scattered signs of handling wear and pitting. Noticeable dings, scuffs and bruises present to wood. Action functions. Moderately pitted bore.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2020
    7th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 24
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 456

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Jun 7, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 41 days left to consign to the 2021 November 7 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search