Author Topic: WH and JJH contract rifle with US govt  (Read 377 times)

Offline spgordon

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WH and JJH contract rifle with US govt
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:16:59 PM »
Great images (thanks to Moravian Historical Society!) of a lock that dates from William Henry II's 1808 contract with the US government. Notice, in addition to the "W Henry Nazh," the eagle and "US" stamp. Third image is a lock made by William Henry II"s son, Joseph Henry, who had a shop in Philadelphia and collaborated with his father on the same 1808 contract.











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Offline JSperry

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Re: WH and JJH contract rifle with US govt
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 08:53:49 PM »


Just saw where a J Henry Model 1808 Contract Rifle just sold last weekend in the RIA auction for $4025. 

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Re: WH and JJH contract rifle with US govt
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 08:57:13 PM »
Interesting--is that higher or lower than one would expect? (I have no idea.)