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Anonymous asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 1 month ago

What is the original henry level action rifle?

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the original henry level action rifle, what are the specifications?  such as the ammo used, the barrel length and the number of rounds can be put into the chamber.

Update 2:

Wow! a .44 cal?   big ammo for hunting deer.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    @john: why is not suitable for deer?  Some people back in the days used to kill bears, a far bigger big game than a deer.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It was a .44 rimfire.

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  • 1 month ago

    The current company is not the original firm. Henry Repeating arms was begun by Benjamin Tyler Henry in the mid 1850s. He developed the Henry Repeating rifle which shot a .44 caliber rimfire round charged with about 28 grains of black powder. Such a round would be comparable to a standard .45 Long Colt in terms of power.

    The original cost of the rifle was 50 dollars back then -- extremely expensive for that time. Henrys saw limited use in the Civil War -- mostly by Union troops. Henry was absorbed by Winchester Repeating Arms after the Civil War. The Winchester 1866, which loaded rounds through a side gate on the receiver, still utilized the .44 rimfire round.

    As far as .44 Rimfire being a suitable deer cartridge, it really wasn't.  It was inferior to the .44-40, and the .44-40 was considered an adequate short range deer round, but drew criticisms -- even in its own time --  for hunting much of anything larger.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The original Henry rifle was a sixteen shot .44 caliber rimfire breech-loading lever-action rifle, patented by Benjamin Tyler Henry in 1860 after three years of design work. The Henry was an improved version of the earlier Volition, and later Volcanic. The Henry used copper (later brass) rimfire cartridges with a 216 grain (14.0 gram, 0.490 ounce) bullet over 25 grains (1.6 g, 0.056 oz.) of black powder.

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  • Robin
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    1 month ago

    the 44 rimfire with skeletal magazine

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  • C_F_45
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    1 month ago
    • Staap It
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      1 month agoReport

      The easy way, Thank You saved much writing.....

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