In my experience, there is no other antique that continues to increase in value at consistently higher levels than the Henry Rifle. I have always struggled with the rapid price increases of these guns and seldom purchase one for re-sale, as I've often thought there must be a point where they will hit their peak in popularity and I might somehow be left holding-the-bag on several expensive rifles with no one to sell them to. The Henry Rifle continues to prove me wrong. (As it has been doing for over 25 years). Among both Civil War and Antique Arms collectors, the Henry seems to offer an endless promise of appreciation in popularity and value to those lucky few who own one. This one is factory engraved by Hogson and has many fine features. The barrel is extremely sharp and crisp in terms of its edges and markings and is in a light brown to dark grey patina. The white background in the photos make the steel barrel appear lighter in color than it actually is. The frame is gorgeous, showing generous amounts of original silver plating mixing with a beautifully untouched nutty brass patina. The engraving is of standard Hogson type. The wood on this gun has been heavily weathered and needs some TCL of some cleaning of old grease and grime and then maybe some hand-rubbing with oil to bring back the finish to the deluxe burl walnut stock. As the wood shows honest wear and is quite acceptable, I will leave any wood care up to the buyer. All-in-all, this is a very fine gun and priced way below what one may expect to pay at auction or a gun show. Have a question about your artifact? Click on our blue icon at the top of the page and contact us !