Iron Frame Henry Rifle
This is an early production iron frame Henry rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., circa 1861. It is a self-cocking lever action rifle. Around 275 of these rifles were made and they are very hard to find. It has a casehardened iron receiver, hammer, loading lever and buttplate. It is considered to be a trophy in any rifle collection and the price paid for it reflects the fact.
Price realized: $138,000
The Rock Island Auction Co. based in Rock Island, Illinois, hosted its largest antique gun auction of the decade on April 20, 21 and 22, 2012. The auction generated $12.6 million in sales.
About the Author: James Card is an editor of Gun Digest the Magazine.
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