Cody Firearms Museum Auctions Off One-of-a-kind New Original Henry Rifle

    The Cody Firearms Museum, at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, in Cody, Wyoming is celebrating the upcoming opening of their newly refurbished museum with a special one-of-a-kind engraved Henry Rifle. The rifle is currently up for auction on GunBroker and has already reached an impressive $25,000. And no, this isn’t an installment of our ever-popular Hot Gat or Fudd Crap series.

    The museum teamed up with Henry Repeating Arms and Baron Engraving to create a one-of-a-kind rifle. The proceeds of the auction will help support the museum and go towards the costs of the renovation. Earlier this year Henry Repeating Arms also introduced a Cody Firearms Museum Collector’s Series edition.

    Here’s what the listing has to say about the rifle which is based on a period rifle and is specially engraved by Rob Bunting, a master engraver:

    The Cody Firearms Museum, the most comprehensive collection of firearms in the United States, has recently undergone a complete renovation. To help support this effort Henry Repeating Arms and Baron Engraving have collaborated to make a special one-of-a-kind hand engraved New Henry Original Rifle, engraved by Baron’s highly-skilled master, Rob Bunting.

    Based on a Samuel Hoggson factory engraved 1860’s era Henry rifle that is currently held in the Cody Firearms Museum, the new Henry Original features full coverage engraving with Hoggson’s signature large grape leaf motif on the front panel complemented by gracefully cut leafy scroll on the right side of the receiver. The left side of the receiver features a matching scroll design with a classically styled running buck scene. This special Henry features extra fancy American Walnut furniture and a blued steel octagonal barrel. The rifle features the collectible serial number one, 01CFM2019.

    100% of the proceeds of this auction will benefit the Cody Firearms Museum and help to support the newly renovated display that will host a Grand Opening Ceremony on July 6, 2019.

    The winner of this auction will have the option of allowing the rifle to be displayed at the Museum and be recognized for the loan of the rifle for up to one year following the sale of the auction.

    Baron Engraving will facilitate the payment and transfer of the firearm following the auction. Please contact David Miles, [email protected] with questions.

    A close up of the engraving on the rifle’s receiver

    Personally, I can’t wait to see the newly refurbished museum. Check out the full listing for the rifle here.

    Matthew Moss

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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

    Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news.

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