Building on the Original Henry’s specs, it still features a
24.5? blued steel octagonal barrel, a full-length 13-round split
magazine with external follower, a rotating barrel collar for front-end
loading, a presentation-grade American Walnut stock and a distinctive
crescent buttplate with the cleaning rod trapdoor. It also retains the
period-correct folding ladder rear sight and “in-the-white” front blade,
but like our first brass-framed offering the caliber has been updated
to the more readily available .44-40. It’s the truly magnificent
engraving done in a high-luster nickel finish that really sets this
functional work of art apart from the rest.
This Silver Deluxe Engraved version uses a brass frame,
like our first Original, but we’ve used electroless nickel plating on
the frame, buttplate, shell carrier, and magazine cartridge follower.
The rifle is then finished off with a stunning engraving that covers 90%
of the receiver surface. In keeping with the Civil War
era that spawned the Original, we commissioned a patriotic theme for
the new Silver Deluxe’s deeply detailed engraving pattern in the style
of the times.
We know this beauty will be the centerpiece of your lever action
collection, and like all of our special edition heirlooms, it’s a
shooter. But don’t wait too long; we’re firmly holding the line at
1,000, and they’ll go in a hurry.