In the days when the average soldier was expected to be able to fire
up to three rounds per minute through his muzzle-loading Springfield
rifle, a small unit armed with Henry rifles could provide the firepower
of an entire company. That ground-breaking lever action rifle design was
the foundation for a uniquely American class of long guns that’s still
with us today, over 155 years later.
Though the design may have been groundbreaking in the 1860’s there’s
always room for improvement, which led us to design a lighter, more
compact rifle that still stays true to the original design that is
steeped in firearms history.
The Original Henry Rifle Rare Carbine is a new take on an historic
design, made entirely on US soil, just as B. T. Henry’s rifles were. We
developed further on our rendition of the 1860 patterns and patents and
came up with this package that would have been welcomed by any Civil War
soldier. The H011R uses a specially-formulated hardened brass receiver
with the same tensile strength as steel which is fitted with a one-piece
octagonal barrel and magazine, fancy grade American Walnut stocks, a
classic folding ladder rear sight and blade front, traditional half-cock
safety hammer notch, and no modernized manual safeties. We shaved off 4
inches of barrel length with the 20.5” barrel and that reduces weight
by over half a pound. The integrated tube magazine has a capacity of 10
rounds of .44-40.