ALEXANDER HENRY- 360 2 1/4" BPE- 1890 CLASSIC UNDERLEVER HAMMER- EXC BORES & CHAMBERS- SMALL JONES ACTION- 7 Lbs. 2 Oz.- 26" STEEL Bbls.
Guns International #: 100887293 Seller's Inventory #: y106
Category: Double Rifles - English - Double Rifles - Small Caliber - .375 & Under
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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
Seller: FFL Dealer
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#5929, Alex'r Henry, Edinburgh and London: A Small Jones Action Underlever Back-Action Non-Rebounding Bolted Lock Hammer 360 2 1/4" Black Powder Express Double Rifle Made in 1890, It is with 26" steel barrels with Henry's patent rifling of Patent #2802 of November 15, 1860, London proved; Full length rib with 1 standing & 2 folding express sights, Non-Rebounding locks, Hammer safeties, Percussion style fences, Snap forend release with a friction roller mounted underside the forend iron, Horn grip cap, Sling eyes, No cheekpiece, 15 3/16" LOP over a checkered butt with engraved steel heel & toe plates, Neutral stock which is ideal for the right or left hand without a cheekpiece, A neat small action weight of 7 lbs. 2 oz., Border engraving, I am most certain the barrels have original blue and it remains at 85%, Traces of original case colors, I also feel the stock has the original oil finish at 80%, The checkering is at 75%, The wood is very solid and ready for extended shooting, The bores and chambers are absolute excellent with very light pitting only just ahead of the chambers, The rifling is sharp the entire way from throat to muzzle, The rifle is a proven shooter with very good accuracy and all the loading information will be provided by a very experienced rifleman. This is Alexander Henry romance from a great period at the pinnacle of sporting guns in the last years of the 19th century. This piece embodies classic Alex Henry from a firm that appreciates all things Edinburgh and Scottish. //////////////////////////////////// Alexander Henry was born in 1828 and became the inventor of the gun barrel that revolutionized small arms as it was a new principle in rifling a barrel. In the brief on his patent in 1860 it stated "The rifled bore is of polygonal cross-section, and is provided, in addition, with curved, square, or angular spiral projections or grooves, so as to increase the bearing points of the projectile." His barrels became the very part of the Martini-Henry rifle; in 1874 the War Office realized how good his invention was and issued it to the British army. Mr. Henry died in Edinburgh on January 27, 1894 at the age of 76. /////////////////////////////////////// If you like you're hunting rifle; you can keep your hunting rifle. We will keep this Promise to the American people.