"ALEX HENRY UNDER LEVER DAMASCUS DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 6115. Cal. 450 Express. Wonderful black powder rifle with 28" Damascus bbls, flat matted rib with caterpillar front sight, missing hood, and a 2-leaf platinum line rear sight marked "50-150" and "200". It has maker's name & address on rib. with extractor & dbl underbite. It has a delicate round action with back action locks and beautifully scalloped firing pin wells with long bottom tang. Receiver, lockplates & hammers and all appended metal are very beautifully engraved with about 50% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns, with more coverage on lockplates. It has maker's name in a ribbon on each lockplate. Mounted with beautiful streaky French walnut with checkered splinter forearam with lever latch and checkered long grip buttstock with hard rubber capped grip, and is 14-1/4" over a checkered butt with heel & toe plates. Accompanied by its orig red felt lined, leather trunk case with maker's red leather & gold embossed label in lid, compartmented in bottom for rifle and various tools & implements. It has a round nickeled oil bottle glued in place and a fine ebony handled turn screw. Also accompanied by 24-rds of once fired, primed Kynoch brass and two additional rds, one of which has been fired and the other is ready to prime. Brass has Berdan primers. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.2 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain most of their orig brown Damascus pattern, somewhat thinned but strong & dark under forearm and in sheltered areas. Receiver retains 50-60% orig case colors, strong & bright toward rear, fading to silver toward front. Lockplates retain most of their orig, lightly faded case colors, thin on right side in grip area. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks & scratches and a couple of small bruises and overall retains most of its strong orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bores. Case is very worn & dry with a loose hinge, missing its carrying handle, showing moderate soil with a damaged partition and some minor moth damage. Brass is fine. 4-59595 JR254 (4,000-6,000)"
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