70. Wonderful Factory Hoggson Engraved Henry Rifle by New Haven Arms Company

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serial #8298, 44 RF, 24" octagon barrel with a very good bore. This rifle features factory engraving along with a highly figured walnut buttstock. The rifle bears all matching numbers on the barrel, frame, stock and buttplate. The engraving is the familiar pattern with loose relief flowing scroll on sides of frame, flower blossoms on the front panels and a dog on point on left side of frame. The rear of the frame bears the two punch dots on either side which is normally found on rifles engraved in this pattern and was thought to be a grading mark denoting the level of engraving. The lower tang is marked with a single letter "H" at the rear indicating that this rifle was inspected at the factory by B. Tyler Henry himself. The barrel assembly bears a pleasing and even brown patina being generally free of pitting and with all markings remaining clear and legible. The rifle is equipped with sling swivel and ring on left side of barrel and buttstock. The frame bears a pleasing mellow patina with engraving having a lovely appearance. The figured walnut buttstock rates excellent having been very lightly refinished long ago and having an excellent look. The rifle is sighted with a brass blade front and standard Henry ladder rear sights. The rifle comes with a four page George Madis letter discussing all details of the rifle and blessing it as all original as made by New Haven Arms Company. Serial #8300 is illustrated in Les Quick's the Henry Rifle, it is engraved in a nearly identical pattern including the two punch dots at rear of frame but it shows the jumping buck in place of the pointing dog. Engraved Henry rifles are coveted by collectors, this is a very fine example awaiting its new home in a fine collection of Winchester rifles. (18087-2) {ANTIQUE} [Kenneth Fry Collection] (30,000/50,000) SOLD FOR $31,625.00

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