1860 Henry

1860 Henry

In October 1860, B.T. Henry was granted a patent for the design of a new gun, a repeating rifle that used metallic cartridges. It was the first repeating rifle in history and with it one man could load 15 cartridges in eight to ten seconds. It was such an important innovation that the gun was named after its inventor, Henry, and its cartridges bore his initial, H. This Henry reproduction is as close to the original that you can find and it still is a popularly sought after model today. The Henry barrel has an integrated barrel so to load it the follower must be pulled all the way up, the top sleeve portion turned towards the follower stop screw on the outside of the barrel, and the rifle should be loaded while canted to some degree. The military models include the optional sling swivels mounted on the left side; one on the butt stock and one on the barrel.

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