Lot 276: Henry Rifle
S/N 6500, honest frontier Henry Rifle, 24” barrel. Matching numbers on barrel, tang, butt plate and stock; top tang broken during period of use and ingeniously repaired with a steel wedge, no heat applied, old crack and repair in wrist, probably caused by the same fall that damaged tang, very well-made large buckhorn rear sight, 1864. CONDITION: Bore has black powder oxidation, heaviest at the muzzle, good rifling; barrel and magazine have scattered pin prick pitting, iron surfaces are dark brown to silver, brass is untouched mustard color, various use dings, wood fits to butt plate but not receiver, either top or bottom tang is out of alignment due to accident that caused the break, missing magazine spring, some screws replaced.
Brian Lebel's High Noon Auction, January 23, 2016