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Historic Henry double rifle on public display for 1st time
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Normal topicHistoric Henry double rifle on public display for 1st time

Those of you who attended my talk(s) about Alexander Henry will remember me mentioning this very famous rifle.

The Henry double rifle, commissioned by Queen Victoria as a Christmas for John Brown, has been bought by the National Museum of Scotland and will be displayed in public for the first time this summer, from 26th June until November.

A historic weapon goes on show for first time

https://www.nms.ac.uk/wildandmajestic

I showed you a letter from Henry to Brown dated 1876, where he suggests Brown should bring his rifle with him to Edinburgh, for it to be serviced.

Queen Victoria was on a royal visit to unveil the Prince Albert Memorial in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.

This is a major exhibition - you'll be interested in it anyway !

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