Navy Arms Uberti Model 1860 Henry 44-40 Winchester 24.25″ Lever Rifle, 1987
SOLD FOR: $1575
Make: A. Uberti for Navy Arms
Model: 1860 Henry
Serial Number: H00293
Year of Manufacture: 1987 (AS Date Code)
Caliber: .44-40 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “NAVY ARMS RIDGEFIELD N.J. MADE IN ITALY” and “H00293”. The left side of the barrel is marked with two Italian proofs, the “AS” date code, “CAL. 44-40”, the Uberti logo, “CAT. 5270”, and a Gardone proof house mark. The lower tang is marked with two Italian proof marks, “A. UBERTI & C. ITALY”, and the serial number.
Barrel Length: 24 ¼”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a flip-up ladder sight dovetailed into the barrel and a fixed brass blade front sight installed in a slot on the end of the barrel. The ladder sight has markings from “2-8” and also has a fixed “point blank” sight for when the ladder is in the down position.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The buttstock on this rifle is smooth wood with a straight grip and a crescent steel buttplate. The stock has some minor faint scratches, tiny nicks, compressions, scuffs, and scattered light finish wear. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate, which shows some light marks throughout. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there is some light fouling.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The case color is slightly receding from the edges of the receiver with little freckles of thinned finish on the sides. There are some scratches on the left side of the barrel extension. There are other sparsely scattered faint scratches throughout the barrel as well. There is light thinning on the edges of the lever. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements, and all firearms should be examined by a competent gunsmith before firing.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: As paraphrased from the Uberti website: “Tyler Henry of New Haven Arms Company designed the Model 1860 just in time for the Civil War. Only 1,700 of these repeating rifles were issued to Union troops, but the rifle’s reputation quickly grew. Southerners dubbed it “that tarnation Yankee rifle that they load on Sunday and shoot all week”. The Henry was also used in the fight at Little Big Horn. Unfortunately for Custer, all the Henry’s used were by Indians.” With its 24” barrel, this rifle holds 13 cartridges in the magazine, and is great for those Cowboy Action team events where you have to split a log or knock down 50 targets. It is a throwback to the original, but in a much more practical (and affordable) caliber. Please see our photos and good luck!