Henry 1860 (9/21)

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In an age of single shot muzzle loading rifles, the Henry rifle in .44 Rimfire was a luxury. For one thing, the rifle had a very large magazine capacity of sixteen rounds and a very fast rate of fire thanks to its lever action. The Henry rifle first saw major action during the American Civil War, and then became a favorite of settlers and frontiersmen and outlaws and lawmen alike the years afterward. Its lever action design and use of actual cartridges rather than ball and powder directly influenced the lever action rifles that came right after it, such as the Winchester 1866 Golden Boy.

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