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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

An Alex Henry .500 BPE

This somewhat plain but very well made Alex Henry hammer double rifle needed a thorough cleaning, a new breech screw and an extractor retaining screw.  One of the stalking safeties was binding and that was also corrected.  The black powder express rifles were generally much less massive than their nitro express counterparts and this one is no exception.  It is very slender, with a  frame about the size of that of a 28 gauge gun.  It packs quite a lot of punch into such a petite package.

1 comment:

  1. Nice color. Chopper-lump damascus bbls? What do you think of the overall quality? I have a .hammerless 450BPE Henry. Love it. Thanks for the post.