SOLD FOR: $1326
Make: Uberti, imported by Stoeger
Model: 1860 Henry Rifle Replica
Serial Number: 27475
Year of Manufacture: 2000 – 2021
Caliber: 44-.40 Winchester Center Fire (WCF)
Action Type: Lever action fed by Tubular Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860.” and at the receiver with “44 W.C.F.”. The left side of the barrel is marked “-STOEGER-ACCOKEEK, MD – A. UBERTI-ITALY” with two Italian proofs. The lower tang is marked “CAT. 1559”, with two proof marks, “A. UBERTI – ITALY” and “27475”.
Barrel Length: 24.25”, Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade slotted to a collar in front of the magazine extension. The rear sight is a ladder-style sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. It presents a “V”-notch when folded down. When folded up the slider has a “V”-notch and the ladder is graduated from 2-8 in hundreds of yards. There is a “U”-notch at the top edge of the ladder.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece smooth wood featuring a straight wrist, a straight comb and a crescent buttplate. There are several light scratches and nicks on the stock and also has a moderate ding on the comb. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. There are some light scratches and nicks on the buttplate and there is a moderate sized patch of discoloration at the heel of the buttplate. The stock is in Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, Brass & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are small scattered patches of discoloration on the brass receiver which should polish out easily. The barrel has some areas just starting to go to a light patina as well as some scattered light nicks. The screw heads are well defined. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good 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.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: 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.” The .44-40 cartridge is great for blackpowder shooters since the bottleneck cartridge does a better job of sealing the chamber than straight wall cases like the .45 Colt. Highly popular among Cowboy Action shooters and historical reenactment groups, definitely put in a bid if you need this rifle for a similar purpose. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding!