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Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
« on: November 25, 2010, 06:33:27 AM »
I'm always searching for old photos with Henry Rifles.
Not easy, i found more pics with Spencers than Henrys.
Here are some pics i found in books or on the web.
















If you have other photos of Henrys, please add them.
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 07:53:25 AM »
Thanks for posting! I love the pictures.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 09:13:35 AM »
Three pics more.




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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 10:41:23 AM »
I have several on my work computer I'll share  :)

Your # 7 in you first post , is Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly seated on the right....

the last is the men of the 7 Ill. Infantry.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 01:37:22 PM »
Thanks for posting the Henry photos... I really enjoyed each picture.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles New Pic 11.18.
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 04:46:16 PM »
Here is a photo from the old days in British Columbia.  Judge Begbie was the first judge in 1858 and sat until a month and a half before his death in 1894. He  held a similar role to Judge Parker in the Indian Territories.  Here he is with a group ??(while on court circuit.)??  Begbie is the bearded gentleman in tall boots sitting on the right. The fellow with the bowler in the center holds a Henry.  I see at least two ML SxS shotguns.

PS:  I looked up the archival source.  The photo appears to be reversed in the book I scanned.  The photo is titled "A group of colonial officials at rest during hunting..." at Grouse Creek.  About 1870.  The one with the Henry is Governor Frederick Seymour.

PPS:  To narrow it down further, Seymour succeeded Sir James Douglas a Governor in 1864.  He died in June of 1869.

http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/text2html/.visual/img_txt/dir_119/d_02847.txt?D-02847

P.S; 29Jan11;  I found further info on this photo.  It was taken in The Cariboo during "The Grouse Creek War" in 1867, specifically, early in August. There was a public "meeting" in Richfield, now known as Barkerville, concerning an appeal to Judge Begbie over a disputed mining claim.  Ironically the cases was decided against a party who had lobbied for a chage in the Gold Fields Act that now acted to his detriment. The threatened breach of the Queen's Peace was averted. 
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2010, 08:38:58 PM »
The soldier in the 8th photo w/ the Henry is Lt. Fred Beecher whom the infamous Battle of Beecher Island is named for.  ;)

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2010, 11:08:01 AM »
Thanks for the pic, Sir Charles .

The problem is, when i search for pics with an Henry, i find out that most of these Henrys are 'Improved Henry Rifles'.
Like this one.
 First-Red-Feather-of-the-Wing,Nez Perce with Henry Rifle

But it is an 'Improved Henry'.
When you read the books of James Willard Schultz or Finn Burnett, they  call an Improved Henry never a Winchester 66.
They wrote:.... he had a Henry Rifle. But what kind of a Henry?
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 11:44:18 AM »


Nice pics....

A little surprising to see how many of these, according to the position of the followers, are....empty.


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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 12:16:39 PM »
Here is one and close up
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 12:29:15 PM »

Nice pics....

A little surprising to see how many of these, according to the position of the followers, are....empty.


LL

I change one of the pics.In the last one( of the first post ) you can see now, that the Henry is loaded.look at the position of the follower.
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 12:34:51 PM »
Thanks for the pic Major 2.
Is that a sling on the Henry?
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 12:56:42 PM »
It is  :)
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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 01:19:53 PM »
Here is another pic of Luther Sage 'Yellowstone' Kelly, taken by Stanley Morrow.


I think he is wearing the same clothes at in the pic no.7 from my first post.
It looks to me, that at the buttstock is a sling swivel. I didn't know a 66 with a sling swivel.
So it could be the Henry from pic no.7.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2010, 03:35:42 AM »
I've seen that RR photo before & always love it!! Notice the dog atop the woodpile who turned its head during the exposure.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2010, 03:06:55 PM »
Howdy

Thanks for the photos. I like that old RR photo too, I have it in one of my RR books.

In a slightly similar vein, have you ever come across a photo of an iron framed Henry with a casehardened finish, rather than a blue finish?

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2010, 04:22:41 PM »
Howdy

Thanks for the photos. I like that old RR photo too, I have it in one of my RR books.

In a slightly similar vein, have you ever come across a photo of an iron framed Henry with a casehardened finish, rather than a blue finish?

Thanks

It might be hard to tell in an old B&W photo.  After a bit of age casehardening takes on a silvery finish.  I don't know how long that takes.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 08:45:12 AM »
#6 of the gentleman in the mechanic's cap with his arms folded resting on the muzzle of his Henry has me curious as to the type of revolver on his hip. There may be a bit of stretching in the image, but that holster sure looks to have been made for a long barrel.

Nice pics, Lonesome. Thanks.

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Re: Old Photos of Henry Rifles
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2010, 10:43:14 AM »
Kind of interesting on how many are holding loaded rifles. Most appear empty, but a few are loaded to the gills.
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