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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pics 10.19.
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2011, 02:46:37 PM »
Some where there are pictures of my son at age 12 wearing an original 1890s 1st sgt.'s uniform.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.4.
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2011, 01:21:23 PM »
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pics 11.4.
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2011, 01:42:59 PM »
A pic taken by Stanley J. Morrow, Miniconjou Sioux






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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2011, 07:59:16 AM »
51st. Illinois Infantry at Lookout Mountain,1864



I think, quite certain, the left guy( sitting ), is holding a Henry Rifle.

In a letter to the President of the New Haven Arms Company, John H. Ekstand, Ordnance Sergeant for the 51st Illinois Infantry writes that he would like to get more Henry Rifles and that the Henry Repeating rifle is a “hobby” of his.  This letter is dated November 2, 1863. “I take the liberty to inquire about your Rifle, as I have been an owner of one of them a long time, and through my agency twelve of them have been bought in the regiment and many more would have been bought had I been able to get them in any place, and if I do get any the price is very much increased.  In the 51st Illinois it is many that will buy them, and the brigade and division both requested me to write to you for information and a price list and the different kinds made, and how many we can get, or when, and express charges from the factory to Stevenson, Alabama, and if we cannot get some good globe sights or if any telescope sights are made, and their cost.  I have took pains to command, and also to bring them through.  We have now four months pay due us and the boys will have the money ready to send by express to you when we can know how many we can get.  We used your rifle in the Battle of Chickamauga with good effect, and it is undoubtedly the best gun in the service, far superior to the Spencer rifle or any other rifle, both here and in Europe, as I have served a long time in both armies; but better sights ought to be made for so good a rifle.  I received ten rifles from Bowen in Chicago, but could not get any more just now.  Cannot any heavier guns be made to order, or different calibre?  Excuse my many enquiries.  Your rifle is my “hobby” so the boys say, and I like to be able to give them all the information possible, and get as many Henry’s rifles in the Army of the Cumberland, so we could drive the Rebs from Chattanooga, so we could get something to eat.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2011, 10:35:50 AM »
51st. Illinois Infantry at Lookout Mountain,1864



I think, quite certain, the left guy( sitting ), is holding a Henry Rifle.

In a letter to the President of the New Haven Arms Company, John H. Ekstand, Ordnance Sergeant for the 51st Illinois Infantry writes that he would like to get more Henry Rifles and that the Henry Repeating rifle is a “hobby” of his.  This letter is dated November 2, 1863. “I take the liberty to inquire about your Rifle, as I have been an owner of one of them a long time, and through my agency twelve of them have been bought in the regiment and many more would have been bought had I been able to get them in any place, and if I do get any the price is very much increased.  In the 51st Illinois it is many that will buy them, and the brigade and division both requested me to write to you for information and a price list and the different kinds made, and how many we can get, or when, and express charges from the factory to Stevenson, Alabama, and if we cannot get some good globe sights or if any telescope sights are made, and their cost.  I have took pains to command, and also to bring them through.  We have now four months pay due us and the boys will have the money ready to send by express to you when we can know how many we can get.  We used your rifle in the Battle of Chickamauga with good effect, and it is undoubtedly the best gun in the service, far superior to the Spencer rifle or any other rifle, both here and in Europe, as I have served a long time in both armies; but better sights ought to be made for so good a rifle.  I received ten rifles from Bowen in Chicago, but could not get any more just now.  Cannot any heavier guns be made to order, or different calibre?  Excuse my many enquiries.  Your rifle is my “hobby” so the boys say, and I like to be able to give them all the information possible, and get as many Henry’s rifles in the Army of the Cumberland, so we could drive the Rebs from Chattanooga, so we could get something to eat.

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That is a super find.  Where did you find the picture, I have seen the letter by Ekstrand before.  Thanks
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2011, 11:20:20 AM »
That is a super find.  Where did you find the picture, I have seen the letter by Ekstrand before.  Thanks

Hi Sean,
scroll down to the 10th row.
ww.51illinois.org/pictures51st.html

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2015, 04:30:37 AM »
It's too bad this old thread died and as well most of the splendid photos erased as it was fantastic.  :'(

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2016, 09:24:49 AM »
Fox Creek Kid, here they are.  ;D



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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2016, 10:46:30 AM »
Ok one more.  ;D



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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2016, 12:05:43 PM »
Back from the dead!!! Some really rare photos in this thread!!! Thanks, I thought this old thread had been purged.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2016, 10:27:01 AM »


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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2016, 01:40:46 PM »
Sgt. Gilbert Armstrong, 58th Indiana Infantry



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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2016, 12:39:39 AM »
I like the one with the arizona native

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2016, 10:12:12 PM »
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2016, 11:35:15 PM »
Post #51 is obviously a staged studio prop photo, but it's good one of a Henry.  ;)

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2016, 04:30:55 PM »
Should be safe now Kid...I made it a sticky  :)
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2016, 08:19:23 PM »






Col. George Washington Kirk, commander of 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry,Union,with his father Alexander, standing, and his brother John, at left.The Third Mounted Infantry was organized under Col. George Washington Kirk in February 1864.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2016, 12:58:46 AM »
Should be safe now Kid...I made it a sticky  :)

Great!! Thanks.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2016, 12:12:12 PM »
Two new photos with Luther Sage 'Yellowstone' Kelly and his Henry Rifle
These photos are from a series of images staged by S.J. Morrow of the famed frontier scout, Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly, including a mock fight with an unidentified Indian. ( post 21 and 30)





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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2016, 11:37:39 AM »
And a new pic. The first 400 Henry Rifles had no lever latch. And i can't see a lever latch. ::)



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