HENRY MODEL 1860 RIFLE "INSCRIBED" WITH PROVENANCE
Guns International #: 101239202 Seller's Inventory #: NEW HAVEN ARMS HENRY RIFLE #4608
Category: Civil War Rifles - Henry Rifles - Antique

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State: Oregon
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Description:
 
THis is a very collectible Antique Civil War Rifle.. The Caliber is  44 Henry Rimfire. Serial# 4608. Barrel . 24 1/4” octagon with integral magazine. Brass frame with late style sloping contour forward of hammer. Black walnut stock has early style brass trapdoor buttplate with rounded heel. Matching Serial numbers are found on barrel. behind rear sight, left side of lower tang, top tang channel of stock, lower buttplate screw & inside of buttplate below lower screw. Buttplate screws have early style contoured heads. Left side of stock & magazine are fitted with sling swivels. Front swivel has a 1” dia. iron ring. Barrel underneath loading gate is marked with assembly No. “236”. Large style late cartridge follower has corresponding milled flats alongside the receiver slot. German silver front sight has half moon style blade profile. Rear sight has 900 yard. graduations with  "V" sighting notches on sliding bar and top of folding leaf. Right sideplate is inscribed “J.C. Woodward / Comp. F. 25th Regt. Wis. Vol. / Battle of Resaca / Battl of Dallas”. Left sideplate is engraved w/ list of 5 Civil War battles from top to bottom, “Battle of Kenesaw Mt. / Battle of Decatur / Siege of Atlanta / Battle of Jonesboro / Siege of Saranak”. Previous research by J.R. LaRue relates the following information: "Thomas Canada Woodard was born Feb, 1837 and enlisted Aug 14, 1862 for 3 years and was mustered in Sept 14, 1862 as a Private in Company F, 25th Reg Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, His unit initially was assigned duty on the northwestern frontier at New Ulm, MN until Nov, 1862, at which time they were ordered to march about 300 miles to camp Randall, WI, arriving on Dec 13. They remained there until Feb, 1863 before traveling to Cairo, IL arriving on Feb 17. They were moved around the region from Missouri to Memphis to Louisiana until July 25 when they participated in the siege of Vicksburg. In Feb, 1864 they participated in the Meriden campaign, then removed back to Cairo, IL; to Waterloo, AL; marched to Decatur, Florence, Athens and Mooresville during March & April, 1864. In May they participated in the Battle of Resaca, GA and later in the Battle of Dallas, GA; June Battle of Kennesaw Mtn; in July Battle of Decatur, GA; July to Sept, 1864 battles and skirmishes around Atlanta and Jonesboro, GA; Dec 9 to Jan 3 skirmishes around Savannah, GA; Jan 13 to April 14, 1865 w/ Sherman;'s Carolina's campaign until the end of the war. The unit was mustered out June 7, 1865 and returned to Madison, WI on June 11, 1865. Mr. Woodard rose to the rank of full Sargent during his term of service in which he contracted typhoid fever. He died Nov, 1920 from complications of the typhoid fever." Comes with a  later style 4 piece steel cleaning rod with integral eyelet and brass jag on opposite end. 3 Page hand written letter by George Mattis, author of "The Winchester Book". Details his examination of the rifle & how he determined it to be all original. Also includes numerous photocopied pages of information pertaining to the Civil War battles. This Rifle is in very good condition, considering it's age. The brass action shows a mild patina blending with bright spots from past cleaning. Barrel., magazine tube, loading gate, rear sight, swivels and lever have a dark heavy brown patina appearance. Barrel. retains clear markings. Hammer has mottled gray appearance on side with faded blue along back radius. Stock has dark worn appearance showing numerous dents and handling marks with small chips around sling swivel and  small crack extending from left side of buttplate. Peak of comb along left side forward of buttplate has added wood repaired chip. Bore has dark appearance with well worn intact rifling showing intermittent pitting.     Buyer Pays $45.00 shipping to the lower 48 states. I accept USPS Money Orders or Bank Cashier's Check. Will accept Personal check, with shipping hold. Add 3% for Credit Card Purchase.   Three day non-firing, non-disassembly inspection period. If returned, for any reason, full refund less shipping.  Layaway Available! One third down, balance on or before end of 90 days. Other reasonable layaway  options considered.  ANTIQUE!    
 

Price: $37,500.00

Antique: Yes
Manufacturer: HENRY
Model: 1860 RIFLE
Serial Number: SERIAL #4608
Caliber Info: .44 HENRY RF
Bore: 24.25
Chambers: LEVER
Ejectors: LEVER
Condition: VERY GOOD
Metal Condition: VERY GOOD
Wood Condition: VERY GOOD
Bore Condition: VERY GOOD
Barrels: ONE
Barrel Type: OCTAGON
Action: LEVER
Triggers: ONE
Stock: WALNUT
Finish: PATINA
Sights: BARREL
Manufacture Date: 1860'S
Engraving: PROVENANCE