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Rifle - Henry Sporting Rifle, Newhaven Arms Co, Newhaven, circa 1864 Object Reg. No: ST 014835

American lever action sporting rifle, Henry Model 1860, .44 in., rifled (six groove) blued octagonal barrel, 60.18cm long, with tubular magazine under barrel, capacity fifteen rounds.

Made by Newhaven Arms Company, Newhaven, Connecticut, serial number 8217, circa 1864.
Brass receiver with engraved acanthus scrolls and floral motif against a stippled background, on both sides, a dear leaping over a fence on the L.H.side. Brass butt plate, nickel silver barleycorn front sight and graduated rear sight to 800 yards on the leaf. Wooden stock is not original and has probably been replaced in Australia, possibly with red gum. Split in stock running backwards from rear triggerguard extension.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 23.00 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Width), 113.30 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 60.18cm

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Tagged with: rifles muskets american
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel top: HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/ MANUFACT'D. BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS. CO. NEWHAVEN. CT.
Stamped on barrel top: 8217
Model Name/Number: 1860 Henry's Patent
Manufacturer: Newhaven Arms Co (Gunsmiths), New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1864
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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