SOLD FOR: $2525
Make: Henry Repeating Arms
Model: H011D2, New Original Henry Deluxe Engraved Limited 2nd Edition, 1 of 1,000
Serial Number: BTH0804D2
Year of Manufacture: 2018-2020
Gauge: .44 – 40 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Front-Loading Tubular Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “HENRY’S PATENT OCT. 16. 1860 CAL. 44-40 HENRY REPEATING ARMS BAYONNE NJ USA”. The bottom tang is marked “MODEL H011D2 / BTH0804D2”. The sides of the receiver have engraved decorative borders and floral scrolls.
Barrel Length: 24 1/4”, Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade inserted in a slotted base fixed to the top of the barrel above the muzzle. The rear sight is a V-notch flip-up ladder sight dovetailed into the top rear of the barrel. The ladder sight is marked from “2 to 8” and has a U-notch rear when the ladder is in the down position.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The butstock is deluxe wood featuring a straight wrist, straight comb and brass crescent buttplate. The buttplate has a hinged trap for storing a cleaning rod (not included). There are a few minor scratches and compressions along the stock but there are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate which shows light tarnish and some scratches . The stock is in Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue and Brass
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some sparsely scattered little nicks and scratches on the barrel and throughout the receiver. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: Most of 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: 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 BigHorn. Unfortunately for Custer, all the Henry’s used were by Indians.” With its 24 1/4” 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. 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 .45LC. This example is from a run of just 1,000 deluxe engraved Original Henry Rifles. Fun though it would be to shoot, it may be better suited for the safe. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding!