This is an excellent copy of the famed weapon of the Civil War that evolved into the even more famous Winchester M1873. Chambered in .44, the Henry held SIXTEEN metallic rimfire cartridges and the firepower was unreal for the era. This non-firing copy weighs the same as an original and the lever and hammer functions as well. If you want one to hang but don’t want to spend around $20,000 this may be for YOU!
The Henry repeating rifle was a lever-action tubular magazine rifle famed both for its use in the Civil War and at the Battle of the Little Bighorn plus being the basis for the iconic rifle and carbine of the American Wild West.
Designed by Benjamin Tyler Henry in 1860, the original Henry was a sixteen shot .44 caliber rimfire breech-loading lever-action rifle. It was introduced in the early 1860s and produced through 1866 in the United States by the New Haven Arms Company. The Henry was adopted in small quantities by the Union in the Civil War, favored for its greater firepower than the standard issue carbine. Many later found their way West, notably in the hands of the Sioux and Cheyenne in their obliteration of Custer’s US 7th Cavalry in June 1876.