Home | Ezine | Forums | Links | Contact
NitroExpress.com: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles

View recent messages : 24 hours | 48 hours | 7 days | 14 days | 30 days | 60 days | More Smilies


*** Enjoy NitroExpress.com? Participate and join in. ***

Double Rifles, Single Shots & Combinations >> Double Rifles

Pages: 1
RichB
.224 member


Reged: 01/07/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Edinburgh
Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles
      #310540 - 16/01/18 10:11 PM

As we approach the 200th anniversary of Alexander Henry’s birth (4th of June 2018), as his great great grandson, I’d like to create an “inventory” of his rifles and shotguns, so that we can have an idea of how many are still in existence. I realise this can never be “complete”, and will be “out of date” as soon as it is created!

Donald Dallas’ book “Alexander Henry Rifle Maker” lists all serial numbers from no. 120 (starting when he took over Samuel Gourlay’s business in 1852) to no. 8545.

If you own one – and you’d like to help … please let me know
• the serial number
• some idea of where you live (country or city or post/ZIP code)
• anything especially interesting about the gun or its history

Please reply by Direct Message (DM) or to
Alex henry rifles (one word) at gmail dot com

You don’t need to give me your name, or your address – no need for it, really. I will store your forum moniker, and which forum.

I will not share personal information with anyone – this is purely for my interest and research.

I will be putting this message up on other forums. I will also trawl through auction sites to see what they have sold in the past.

In time, I’ll map the data on a world map (anonymity still totally preserved) using something like BatchGeo.

If you know other Alexander Henry owners, who probably don’t access this forum, please let them know too!

If you know of museums with Alexander Henrys, let me know!

I hope this will be very successful – it will be very interesting!

Thanks, in anticipation!

Richard Brown
Alexander Henry’s great great grandson
Collaborator on “Alexander Henry Rifle Maker” by Donald Dallas
Introductory Youtube video


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TH44
.375 member


Reged: 21/02/09
Posts: 517
Loc: West UK
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: RichB]
      #310558 - 17/01/18 10:46 AM

I have a couple of falling blocks and a rook rifle conversion

I will email you details when I get a minute soon

TH44


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Daryl_S
.577 member


Reged: 10/08/05
Posts: 17926
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia, Ca...
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: TH44]
      #310561 - 17/01/18 11:56 AM

Excellent endeavour, Richard.

--------------------
Daryl


"a rifle without hammers, is like a Spaniel without ears" Edward VII


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
MikeRowe
.333 member


Reged: 23/11/11
Posts: 389
Loc: Arkansas, USA
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: Daryl_S]
      #310563 - 17/01/18 01:16 PM

You have set about a worthy task.

I am enjoying reading the Henry book.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Huvius
.416 member


Reged: 04/11/07
Posts: 2753
Loc: Colorado
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: MikeRowe]
      #310576 - 18/01/18 01:27 AM

I have a few as well.
Perhaps John can set up a sub forum under the “Double Rifles Single Shots & Combinatuons” section.

I think it would be nice to see photos of the rifles to get an idea of not only what survives but also in what condition or state of originality.

--------------------
He who lives in the past is doomed to enjoy it.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
RichB
.224 member


Reged: 01/07/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Edinburgh
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: Huvius]
      #310580 - 18/01/18 06:04 AM

Well I don’t want to hijack things ...

Feedback so far is slow. I’m busying myself raking through auction sites for Henry items, on the basis that, if it was auctioned, it still probably exists ... but I’ve set myself a limit of 10 years back.

I think it will build slowly ...


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 27800
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: RichB]
      #310830 - 23/01/18 12:49 AM

I reckon I may have one in a safe ... will have to double check.

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 27800
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: Huvius]
      #310831 - 23/01/18 12:51 AM

Hi Huvius,

I would be disinclined to set up a specific forum at the moment. Too many forums at the moment, no used enough. So consolidating and culling is in order.

(If and) when I upgrade the forums, yes a subforum might be veryu possible. (The IF is because I was supposed to do it this winter ... now next winter ... but have to be around to do it.)

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
RichB
.224 member


Reged: 01/07/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Edinburgh
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: NitroX]
      #311253 - 29/01/18 02:18 AM

I've got details on 75 so far ... that's great ... but a long way to go ! I'm sure there must be a couple of thousand out there ...

Thanks for replies so far.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
85lc
.224 member


Reged: 19/01/18
Posts: 32
Loc: Georgia, USA
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: RichB]
      #311498 - 02/02/18 06:19 AM

Congratulations on undertaking research on surviving Henry rifles. I sent you the serial number of my Henry.

There may be other forums that you can use to request information. Also, I wonder if you could post a request in Guns International and Gun Broker as many collectors search those web sites.

How will this information be preserved for future research by gun enthusiast? Will this information be used in an updated edition of Donald Dallas's new book?

--------------------
RB


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
RichB
.224 member


Reged: 01/07/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Edinburgh
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: 85lc]
      #311521 - 02/02/18 07:42 PM

85lc ... primarily I'm interested in "how many and which" Alexander Henry weapons exist ... for starters.

I don't know anything about Guns International and Gun Broker ... could do.

Many replies give me some details, and even photos, but it would be a huge ... HUGE ... task to undertake documenting all with photographs etc.

Re an update to Donald's book ... you never know but ...

Thanks for your continuing interest !!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
buckstix
.375 member


Reged: 07/11/12
Posts: 613
Loc: Whitetail Country
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: RichB]
      #313021 - 25/02/18 12:49 AM

Hello RichB

Good Luck with your project.

I sent you pictures of my cased Alex Henry 450 cal single shot with Scope and all Accessories.

you can also see it here: http://forums.nitroexpress.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=308533&an=0&page=0#Post308533

--------------------
"You never pay too much for something, you only buy it too early."


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
RichB
.224 member


Reged: 01/07/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Edinburgh
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: buckstix]
      #314804 - 01/04/18 12:08 AM

I'm up to over 100 so far .. thanks to all for the replies I have received ..

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
cadet
.224 member


Reged: 10/09/07
Posts: 16
Loc: Western Victoria, Australia
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: RichB]
      #314818 - 01/04/18 09:29 AM

#6677, a cased 10b double rifle, is Lot 458 here: https://www.australianarmsauctions.com/on-line-catalogue-5/

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Huvius
.416 member


Reged: 04/11/07
Posts: 2753
Loc: Colorado
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: cadet]
      #314821 - 01/04/18 10:31 AM

That would do very nicely.

--------------------
He who lives in the past is doomed to enjoy it.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
85lc
.224 member


Reged: 19/01/18
Posts: 32
Loc: Georgia, USA
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: TH44]
      #315211 - 13/04/18 03:25 AM

I just bought another AH. It is a small action falling block in 360EX with right hand hammer & stalking safety
Serial Number is 6201
Location: SE USA

--------------------
RB


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Huvius
.416 member


Reged: 04/11/07
Posts: 2753
Loc: Colorado
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: 85lc]
      #315223 - 13/04/18 11:26 AM

That was a solid buy.
I was bidding light on it and had to bow out.

There’s a double 360 coming up at auction in Germany.
Super cool example.

https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/l/17...mp;currentpos=3

--------------------
He who lives in the past is doomed to enjoy it.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
85lc
.224 member


Reged: 19/01/18
Posts: 32
Loc: Georgia, USA
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: Huvius]
      #315235 - 13/04/18 01:59 PM

I rec’d the AH today. I am very happy. It actually is nicer looking than the ad. I plan to try it out this weekend, using some ammo that shoots well in my Lancaster.

--------------------
RB


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
RichB
.224 member


Reged: 01/07/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Edinburgh
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: 85lc]
      #316295 - 12/05/18 01:08 AM

Alexander Henry's 200th birthday is 4th June - 3 and a bit weeks away ...

I'm still getting info on existing rifles and shotguns made in Edinburgh, but it's slowed a bit now.

Any more welcome though !


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
RichB
.224 member


Reged: 01/07/17
Posts: 40
Loc: Edinburgh
Re: Alexander Henry - an inventory of surviving rifles [Re: RichB]
      #317777 - 05/07/18 04:52 PM

Up to 145 now !

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1



Extra information
1 registered and 68 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  CptCurl, 4seventy, mickey 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Topic views: 1999

Rate this topic

Jump to

Contact Us NitroExpress.com

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5


Home | Ezine | Forums | Links | Contact


Copyright 2003 to 2011 - all rights reserved