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Henry4440
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« on: January 24, 2008, 06:17:24 pm »


I have a question about the production date of the Henry rifle.
Wiley Sword in his book, 'The Historic Henry Rifle' wrote :

Date                            Production             Ser.#at the end of month
Apr.-May-June1862           300                             300
July 1862                        125                              425
Aug.1862                        125                              550
Sept 1862                       150                              700
Oct.1862                         200                              900
Nov.1862                         200                            1100
Dec.1862                         200                            1300
Jan.1863                          200                            1500
and so on.

Andrew L. Bresnan, M.S. The National Henry Rifle Company , wrote in his article 'The Henry Repeating Rifle':
The following is a production list of when the Henrys were produced.
This list accounts for serial numbers 1 through 14,094.
1860          1        270
1861       271          300
1862        301        1300
1863     1301       4000
1864     4001       8000
1865     8001    12,000
1866   12,001   14,094

The difference in the years 1860-1862 confuses me a little bit.
So, who is right and who is wrong?

 Wink
                           
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008, 02:50:00 pm »

Swords book leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to production information.  The problem is, it's the only reference available.  This may soon change however.  If you look at the photos in Swords book, you'll see that most of the original guns and gear are from the Les Quick collection.  Les has been collecting Henry's for 30 plus years and his knowledge of these guns is vast.  For the past 10 years, he has been gathering production data as well as historical information on every Henry he could find.  I just found out at the Vegas show, that he has completed his book and it should be ready within the next few months.  I think this will be a very good reference on the Henry Rifle.

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008, 06:23:14 pm »

http://www.spencerhoglund.com/HenrySurvey.html    Wink
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Henry4440
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 10:27:00 am »

  I just found out at the Vegas show, that he has completed his book and it should be ready within the next few months.  I think this will be a very good reference on the Henry Rifle.

Thx for the new information.
Looking for a new Henry book for some time.Did you know more about the release date?
 Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 01:22:32 pm »

I just got off the phone with Les and he tells me the book is at the printers and it is his hope is to have it ready by mid April.  If everything is on schedule, it will first appear at the Colorado Gun Collectors show in Denver, the middle of May.  The book is full color, hard bound.  Two versions will be printed.  Standard cloth bound with dust jacket at $100 and leather bound, signed and numbered limited edition at $200.  There will be only 100 limited editions available.  Hope this will help.

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Henry4440
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 01:34:23 pm »

I think i take one for the small price of $100. Grin
Who is the publishing company?There is no chance for me to be at the Colorado Gun Collectors show.There is a lot of water between Old Germany and the States. Cry
I hope it will be possible, to order it online.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 12:35:44 pm »

Henry 4440,
When I find out more about delivery date, I'll let you know.  I will be ordering several copies myself, but not until I have had a chance to review it.  Please keep in touch.

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Buck
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Henry4440
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008, 03:35:10 pm »

Henry 4440,
When I find out more about delivery date, I'll let you know.  I will be ordering several copies myself, but not until I have had a chance to review it.  Please keep in touch.
Adios,
Buck

Thanks a lot, Buck.
 Wink
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