Rifle Henry caliber 44 Henry Flat R.F. Gun... - Lot 151 - Marambat - de Malafosse

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Rifle Henry caliber 44 Henry Flat R.F. Gun... - Lot 151 - Marambat - de Malafosse
Rifle Henry caliber 44 Henry Flat R.F. Gun number 8308 found under the buttplate (made 1865). Markings on barrel plate "HENRY'S PATENT OCT 16 1860 MANUFACT'D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO NEW HAVEN.CT." Functional mechanism, bronze breech case (some traces of disassembly on the upper edge of the flanges).octagonal barrel, visible scratches with oxidation mainly on the bottom with some craters. All the iron parts of the gun have turned tobacco, and the magazine coil spring is seized and only partially functioning. Varnished walnut stock, knife-engraved "P.V." on the right side of the grip. A few discreet dents to the woodwork on the left-hand breech. A very rare weapon used during the American Civil War, and considered the ultimate in shooting ability. (Condition 2-)
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