Working with the design elements of the unsuccessful Volcanic rifle, an earlier attempt at producing a lever-action self-contained cartridge arm, Winchester plant Superintendant B. Tyler Henry designed this lever gun to handle his new .44 rimfire copper-cased cartridge. Despite only having produced somewhere around 14,000 Henrys between around 1862 and 1866, the gun was sought after by Civil War soldiers who could obtain one with a supply of ammunition. Nonetheless, this "Sixteen Shooter" proved itself in battle as well as on the frontier, and was used by many frontiersmen in the years right after the Civil War. It was used by Wells Fargo detective James Hume, Union Pacific Railroad and many other Old West notables, and more importantly, it paved the way for all future lever-action rifles up through modern times!
Having been reproduced directly from an original Henry in Cimarron's antique collection, this Henry Rifle is considered by many gun savvy firearms enthusiasts as among the most handsome of all replica arms in the brass-framed model sporting an authentically-styled, 24-inch octagonal barrel with the distinctive front-loaded tubular magazine, integrated into its shrouded barrel. Here's a museum-quality replica of a classic firearm.