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CONDITION: Excellent. This exceptional rifle retains 90% plus of the original blue finish on the barrel. The rear sight, bolt, loading lever, trigger, sling swivel and screws all have significant amounts of the original fire blue finish present in protected areas. The hammer retains 90% plus of the strong and vibrant original casehardened finish. The distinctive brass receiver and crescent buttplate are in excellent, untouched condition. The excellent receiver and buttplate exhibit a beautiful mellow patina that develops only with great age and proper storage. The receiver side plate joints are perfect. The buttplate and receiver are free from handling marks or scratches. The barrel legend and serial numbers are crisp. The stock has nearly all of the original oil finish and remains in excellent condition with a few scattered and insignificant storage marks. Mechanically excellent. This is one of the very few standard grade Civil War production Henry rifles in excellent, nearly un-fired condition with most of the original finish. This exceptional rifle would be the centerpiece of the most advanced Winchester or Civil War collection.
Provenance: The Joe Marlin Hilliard Collection.
Estimate: 85,000 - 150,000

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