"MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH HENRY MARKED BARREL. SN 19859. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine early rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and a replacement reproduction 1866 carbine style 2-position flip rear sight. Top flat has the Henry & King's patent markings. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are orig nickel finish. Mounted with highly figured, shell grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Serial number of this rifle, as in all early 66's is found on left side of lower tang under the wood. The same number was observed in top tang channel of buttstock but appears to have been re-stamped as there was some alterations in the tang channel and it appears that this may be a replacement buttstock. No number was observed in the buttplate. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains most of a restored brown finish with scattered fine pinpoint pitting. Magazine tube is a gray/brown patina with fine pinpoint pitting. Forend cap retains most of its orig nickel finish. Receiver & buttplate retain about 90% orig nickel finish. Lever & hammer are a dark patina. Buttstock is sound with minor nicks & storage marks and retains most of a fine restored finish. Forearm is somewhat battered on left side but appears to be orig and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting and a ring about 6" from muzzle. 4-32108 (10,000-20,000)"
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