Wed, Feb 22, 2017 10:00AM EST - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 10:00AM EST
.54 caliber, 42.5" octagon to round barrel. Maple stock checkered at the wrist, brass mounted with a two-piece patchbox. No markings on the barrel, only on the lockplate.
John Joseph Henry (died in 1836) inherited his father's business and was a prolific producer of guns in the late 1820's and early 1830's. His biggest customer was the American Fur Company which purchased many of his guns and then traded them with the Indians. His high-quality lock closely resembles the fine English-made locks of the period. The barrels he used were purchased from several local barrel makers and were usually unsigned. His company was called the Boulton Arms Works, but nothing is left of the factory and no place called Boulton exists today. Despite the numbers of guns made, Henry guns are quite rare today and seldom come on the market.