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    Description

    Manufactured January 1863.

    Engraved Henry Lever Action Rifle.
    Serial no. 1495 (all matching including tang screws, butt stock and left side of tang under the wood), .44 rimfire caliber, 24 1/4-inch octagonal barrel with standard blade front sight and adjustable rear sight calibrated to 800 yards. This is an early style Henry receiver with dove-tail cut for an alternate rear sight. Silver-plated receiver and butt plate profusely scroll-engraved and identical to no. 1441 on page 15 of Wilson's "The Book of Winchester Engraving." Also see page 41 for a very similar example which Wilson describes as a Nimschke pattern. Early, rounded buttplate tang. Four-piece Henry cleaning rod present.

    Condition: Fine to excellent retaining approximately 70-80% original blue fading to a gray-brown patina. Good bright bore with scattered fine to moderate pitting. Pitting at the muzzle.




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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    25th Sunday
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