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Made in 1865, this rare Henry Repeating  Rifle has a unique history. Many firearms manufacturers, and especially
Colonel Samuel Colt, sent firearms to foreign countries in an effort to get them to purchase their products. With the
end of the Civil War, the U. S. Government no longer placed orders for new weapons. In addition, many surplus
weapons were becoming available as the veterans were discharged. Accordingly, manufacturers looked overseas for
future sales.
Oliver Winchester, owner of the New Haven Arms Company,also hoped for foreign sales. It has been documented that
Henrys were in use in South America, Mexico, England, Turkey, Prussia, France and Bavaria. #8909 has the name
Favre Brandt stamped on the receiver. Brandt was apparently  the French sales agent for Henry rifles. How this piece
got to Japan is somewhat unclear, however it is listed by number on page 83 of Wiley Sword's book: "The Historic
Henry Rifle" with the following notation: "8908 - with Japanese characters, sold in 1868 to Emperor Meijo by Paul
Barnett (reported)".

The rifle is in excellent condition considering its history and use. The frame, barrel, stock and buttplate are all
correctly serial numbered. With it goes an original  four page hand written letter from noted Winchester authority
George Madis. In this letter, George fully describes the history and condition of #8909. To read this letter:
click here.

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Historically Important Henry Rifle #8909 with Japanese
Military History Documented with a Four Page Letter
from Winchester Expert and Author George Madis.

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