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    Classic American Half Stock Percussion Plains Rifle by J. Henry & Son, circa 1850. The Henry family of gunsmiths worked in Boulton, Pa. and produced many of these basic "working" rifles that were primarily intended for the utilitarian needs of westward bound immigrants. Rifles of this style were also often produced for trade and presentation to Native Americans. approximately .40 caliber, 39" full octagon barrel with patent breech, marked on both the lock and the top flat of the barrel J. Henry & Son. Double set triggers which function perfectly. The rifle has obviously seen very heavy use with the wood burned away behind the nipple and very heavy pitting at the breech and on the back face of the hammer. Iron butt plate, trigger guard and toe plate. German silver wedge escutcheons, nose cap and blade front sight. Wood very good with deep molded cheek piece, missing a small sliver on the left side of the forestock. There is no ramrod. Overall good sound condition and a nice representative example of tone of the early guns that "won the west."

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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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