Quarter Plate Tintype Armed with Rare J. Henry & Son Saber Rifle



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Very nice quarter plate tintype of a double armed yank infantryman. Nice clear view of this infantryman photographed inside a carpeted studio with a painted back drop of mountains and small patio that over looks the hills in the distance. Dressed in his infantry frock and US waist belt. A revolver can be seen tucked into the belt while he cradles an extremely rare J. Henry & Sons Saber Rifle. Produced by Lancaster, Pennsylvania gun maker J. Henry & Son. Less than a 1000 of these rifles were produced during the early stages of the war as Henry attempted to capitalize on the government’s need for firearms. These came with a 35″ barrel in .58 caliber. It appears that the majority of these were sold to the US Government to help satisfy contracts for the government however at least 70 of them went to the Catasanga Home Guard. Great looking image with an extremely rare firearm. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine.

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