Henry: Percussion Target Rifle


This rifle was sold by auction 28 June 2006, Hammer price: GB£3000
Auctioneer: Thomas Del Mar Ltd

Lot 44
A .451 ALEXANDER HENRY PATENT PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE, BY ALEXANDER HENRY EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1870-74 with browned twist two-stage barrel signed on the flat and inscribed ' Patent No.588 Gauge 451', retained by a pair of blued steel bands, fitted with blued adjustable fore-sight and folding back-sight calibrated to 1300 yards, scroll engraved case-hardened breech with engraved platinum plug, scroll-engraved breech tang, signed scroll-engraved lock signed 'T.Brazier' on the inside, and with blued safety-catch in front of the hammer (hammer repaired, shank worn), chequered trigger, highly figured walnut full stock (minor bruising, the fore-end with one small chip), impressed with the number '1061' on the underside of the butt, cut with fine chequering over the fore-end and the grip, the latter with scroll-engraved case-hardened trap-cover for percussion caps, scroll-engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard and patchbox-cover, horn fore-end cap (chipped), a pair of steel eyes for sling swivels, vacant silver escutcheon, and retaining traces of original finish (ramrod missing) 91.5cm; 36in barrel. Estimate: £3000-3500

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