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October 27, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Left-handed Alexander Henry Falling Block Single-shot Rifle

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: October 27, 2016 10:00AM


Left-handed Alexander Henry Falling Block Single-shot Rifle, c. late 19th century, serial number 2584, .450-3 1/4 caliber, walnut stock with checkered wrist and forend, frame highly engraved with foliate designs, marked on the top of the receiver ring "PATENT/NO. 633," highly engraved trigger guard, marked on the top of the barrel "ALEXR. HENRY. 12 SOUTH ST. ANDREWS ST. EDINBURGH. PATENT NO. 1834," barrel lg. 28, overall lg. 45 in.

Provenance: New England Arms Company, Kittery Point, Maine, March 27, 2000.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Action is tight, most of the blueing on the barrel is intact with some loss near the muzzle, has some light pitting on the bore.

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