"MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. HOGGSON ENGRAVED SN 9373. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine Henry rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl with integral magazine. It has German silver front sight blade and a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Receiver is engraved in Hoggson's familiar patterns with a bird dog on point on left sideplate and his trademark large flower blossom in front panel. Right side also has his trademark flower blossom in front panel and the sideplate and rear portion of receiver has his wonderful sweeping foliate arabesque scrolls, all with punch dot background. All the panels are surrounded by a chip & line border. Top of receiver, top tang & rear edges of receiver, along with buttplate tang are engraved to match. Receiver was originally silver plated and now retains 20-25% orig silver plate, strong in sheltered areas. Serial number is not present on top of bbl in usual position, however it was observed on left side of lower tang, in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Also on left side of lower tang is assembly number "1.1" along with "FF" on left side of upper tang under the wood. Assembly number on bbl, under rotating sleeve, is "417 1.1". The same "1.1" assembly number is found on the sight ring and also on the rotating sleeve. Rotating sleeve also has the assembly number "632" which was probably the orig assembly number for the orig rifle bbl. This bbl is undoubtedly an old, period, factory replacement and was simply not numbered during the replacement process. The matching assembly numbers on all of these parts leaves no doubt that this bbl is a factory original replacement to this rifle. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with factory sling loop in left side and brass buttplate with trap. There is a corresponding sling loop on left side of bbl. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & rotating sleeve retain about 90% strong factory orig deep blue with only sharp edge wear, a few scattered small chemical spots and some thinning at balance point. Receiver retains about 20-25% orig silver in sheltered areas. Lever & hammer retain generous amounts of their orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas on lever, bright on hammer. Stock is sound with minor bumps & scratches and retains virtually all of a beautiful professionally, old restored finish, probably by the factory at the same time the bbl was replaced. The "Henry bump" was removed during refinishing process. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This is a great looking gun. 4-32100 (75,000-100,000)"
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