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Re: 1860 henry rifle ser #3393
Posted by John Gross on Wednesday, 16 October 2013, at 10:27 a.m., in response to 1860 henry rifle ser #3393, posted by Anthony ricciardi on Monday, 14 October 2013, at 10:19 a.m.
The C.G.C. inspector stamp would indicate government purchase, as a civilian arm should not be marked as such. The first purchase by the govt was about July of 1863, with purchasing continuing to the end of the war. About 1,730 Henry's were bought by the military, with a large number of them (about 800) going to the 1st D.C. Cavalry.
Both SRS and Wiley Sword's book THE HISTORIC HENRY RIFLE list some Henry serial numbers, but yours is not among them.
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