The Henry Silver Eagle is based on the engraved scroll and silver plated Serial Number 9 Henry Rifle presented to US Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles by The New Haven Arms Company. Welles served under President Lincoln, distinguished himself as a political leader nationally, and was one of the organizers of the Republican Party. Using original photos and hand drawings of the Gideon Welles Serial Number 9 as reference, the master plate used in the creation of the new Silver Eagle pattern was hand cut for production with full coverage on both sides of the receiver cover. This model is built on the award-winning Henry Golden Boy platform with a traditional 20" octagonal barrel. A Marble's fully adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight with a reversible white diamond insert and brass beaded front sight come attached.