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New to Me Henry
May 15, 2020
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I just brought this Henry home to hang on My rack for a spell. Ser#4593 with all matching(including the screws) ser#'s. Does any one recognize the gun or any comments as to civilian or military, no c g c stamp20200515_153908.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153827.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153823.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153744.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153722.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153722-1.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153727.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153744-1.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153823-1.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153827-1.jpgImage Enlarger20200515_153908-1.jpgImage Enlarger

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May 15, 2020
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Beautiful.

May 16, 2020
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Ya , it's a nice one , now I need a cleaning rod for it.

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May 16, 2020
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Henry Mero said
Ya , it's a nice one , now I need a cleaning rod for it.  

Here's one on GB.  From a reputable seller too.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/867440578

May 16, 2020
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I seen that one on gunbroker, but correct Me if I'm wrong, I think I need one of them really "inexpensive"  lolSmile,wood 4 piece rods. I do have a box of Dominion 44 flat rim fire cartridges but obviously it would be nice to have a box of New haven Arms Co. or even a box of Winchester Repeating Arms Co. 44-100 cartridges to display with it.

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May 16, 2020
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The trap door in the butt plate is 7/8" dia.. Is that for a wood or a steel rod? I understand there is about 1/4" difference.

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May 16, 2020
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The one for sale is so far over priced I can't believe it.  Reproductions are everywhere these days.  They have gotten so good that nobody can tell which is real and which is not.  I have both and I can't tell them apart. The wooden ones were used in early guns below serial number 4000.  The transition from wood to steel was in the 3,000 range.  Again, these are faked and usually are listed for about $1,000.  About 20 years ago these hit the market everywhere at one time.  After some years they reappeared in mass again.  Good luck.

The hole in the stock is usually a little larger than the hole in the buttplate.

May 16, 2020
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OK Thanks for the info . I bought that one from Joe Scarpa, He was reasonable

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May 17, 2020
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Henry, the cleaning rod you showed for sale really looks correct to me but is way too expensive.   Starting in the mid 3000 serial range not all Henry wood screws were serialized.  According to Les Quick's book, if the the screws were hand fitted they were serialized.  If just stock screws were used they weren't. 

May 18, 2020
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What a beauty!

May 20, 2020
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Wow!

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May 20, 2020
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Henry Mero said
The trap door in the butt plate is 7/8" dia.. Is that for a wood or a steel rod? I understand there is about 1/4" difference.  

Les Quick's book says there were two sizes for the brass framed Henry's but he doesn't give the sizes. There was a different one for the iron framed guns. A gun in your serial number range would have had a metal set of rods.  The change over was in the mid to late 3000 range.  When I can I will pull the buttplate on my 5000 serial range gun and measure the hole.  I also have 2 other books on the Henry and I will see if more info is available.

May 20, 2020
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