Iron Frame Henry Rifle

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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.