Invented in the late 1850s by Benjamin Tyler Henry, this revolutionary lever action repeating rifle was the most important firearm of its time and went on to become the most legendary American firearm of all time. Patented in 1860 and first used during the Civil War, the rifle's rapid fire capability and high-capacity tubular magazine stood in amazing contrast to its single-shot musket counterpart. It became known as the rifle you could load on Sunday and shoot all week long. After the war, the Henry rifle headed west and went on to play a significant role in the homesteading of that great frontier.
Now, the Original Henry Rifle is back in all its American-made glory.
The Original Henry Rifle is virtually identical to its history-making forerunner in all aspects. The only exception: it is a .44-40 caliber. The 1860 version was made in caliber .44 Rimfire, also invented by Benjamin Tyler Henry, but long an obsolete cartridge. Every other facet remains true to its inventor, and each gun's serial number begins with the initials BTH in his honor.
Made with the same American pride and attention to detail as all Henry Repeating Arms rifles, the Original Henry Rifle features a hardened brass receiver with the same tensile and yield strength as steel; a one piece, 24 1/2 inch octagonal barrel/tubular feed; a genuine American fancy walnut buttstock and a classic folding ladder rear sight paired with a traditional blade front sight.
Only 13,000 Henry rifles were manufactured in the 1860's. Today at auction they sell for as much as $250,000. This is an incredible opportunity to own the Original Henry Rifle for substantially less.
Specifications Action Type: Lever Action Caliber: .44-40 Capacity: 31+1 Length: 43 inches Barrel Length: 24 inches Weight: 9lbs Stock: Fancy American Walnut Buttstock with hardened Brass Buttplate Sights: Folding Ladder Rear, Blade Front Finish: Hardened Brass receiver with Blued Steel Barrel