40. Rare Martially Marked Henry Rifle by New Haven Arms Company

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serial #3253, 44 RF, 24" octagon barrel with an about good bore. This is a very fine example of these rare and much sought after U.S. martial Henry rifles. The rifle shows all proper factory and government inspectors markings. The right side of the frame is stamped "H" and "C" just behind the barrel with the right side of barrel being marked "C" and "CGC" immediately ahead of the frame. The right side of the stock at rear of wrist bears oval "CGC" cartouche which remains partially legible. The right side of the buttplate heel is marked "C" with the wood also bearing a single letter "C" adjacent to the buttplate. The barrel bears a rich gray brown patina overall with some old scattered light surface oxidation present. The action bears a wonderful untouched patina with well defined edges. All markings in metal remain clear and legible. The walnut buttstock has had some light oil finish added at some point but has great color and appearance with strong cartouche remaining. The rifle is sighted with a brass blade front and standard Henry ladder rear sights. Like other martially marked Henry rifles, this rifle does not have provisions for sling attachments. The rifle comes with a four page George Madis letter in which he describes the rifle in great detail and blesses it as a very fine and completely authentic martially marked Henry rifle. (18087-1) {ANTIQUE} [Kenneth Fry Collection] (30,000/50,000) SOLD FOR $34,500.00

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