"MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. HOGGSON ENGRAVED SN 7626. Cal.44 Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4" oct bbl with integral magazine. Has German silver front sight and a Henry-style ladder rear sight base with a replaced ladder and slide. Receiver is typically Hoggson engraved with the vignette of a buck deer leaping over a pile of logs, surrounded by his wonderful foliate, arabesque patterns with punch dot background on the left side. Both front panels have Hoggson's trademark flower blossom, and the right side has large panels of his sweeping, foliate arabesque patterns. All with punch dot background. Top of the receiver, rear edges of receiver, top tang and buttplate tang are engraved to match. Mounted with a very nicely figured, un-checkered, American walnut stock with straight grip and sling swivel on the left side, with a faint "Henry bump" below. There is a corresponding loop on the left side of the bbl. The toe of the stock has an extremely clever and professional repair which nearly matched the orig grain of the stock. Toe of buttplate has been re-brazed on each edge from where it had been cracked. Serial number was observed on left side of lower tang and inside the top tang channel of the buttstock. Only the last 3 digits of the SN could be clearly deciphered inside the toe of the buttplate. Top of bbl, under the swivel end, has the assy #116, which number is also found on the rear face of the swivel end. There is a large "E" on the left side of the top tang under the wood. Probably indicates that this rifle was designated for engraving. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain a smooth, medium-brown patina with all markings clearly legible. Rcvr shows moderate wear with light nicks and scratches and retains a medium to dark, mustard patina with traces of its orig silver plating. Top and bottom tangs and inside the rcvr show strong silver plating. Stock, as noted, has a repaired sliver by the top tang and has light nicks and scratches and retains most of a fine, professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong, dark bore with a ring about mid-point. 4-33831 JR306 (25,000-40,000)"
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