CIVIL WAR & OLD WEST HENRY REPEATING RIFLE1030L Denix Manufactured by New Haven Arms Company in 1860, this rapid fire and revolutionary rifle was used in the Civil War and the American Frontier and has been featured in numerous Western Movies. Designed by Benjamin Tyler Henry, one heavily engraved Henry rifle was given to President Abraham Lincoln to help procure a government contract. The tubular magazine under the 24" octagonal barrel held 15 x .44 caliber metal cartridges. It features a working lever action, metal butt plate, wood stock and comes in a dual-tone brass and blued steel finish. The trigger cocks, the sights adjust and the hammer fires! And the lever action works just like the originals. No firearms license required. Great when used as a stage and film prop or costume accessory. The original Henry rifle was a .44 caliber rimfire, lever-action, breech-loading rifle designed by Benjamin Tyler Henry in the late 1850s. The Henry rifle was an improved version of the earlier Volcanic Repeating rifle. The Henry rifle used copper (later brass) rimfire cartridges containing 25 grains (1.6 g) of gunpowder to a 216 grain (14 g) bullet. 900 Henry rifles were manufactured between summer and October 1862; by 1864, production had peaked at 290 per month. By the time production ended in 1866, approximately 14,000 units had been manufactured. For a Civil War soldier, owning a Henry rifle was a point of pride. Although it was never officially adopted for service by the Union Army, many soldiers purchased Henry rifles with their own funds. The brass framed rifles could fire at a rate of 28 rounds per minute when used correctly, so soldiers who saved their pay to buy one often believed that the rifle would help them survive.
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A piece of Civil War Firearms and movie history, this non-firing replica is authentically styled and detailed. Your collector replica model Civil War Rifle comes pre-assembled, ready for display in your home or office.
Henry Rifles were frequently used by scouts, skirmishers, flank guards, and raiding parties, rather than in regular infantry formations. To the amazed muzzle loader-armed Confederates who had to face this deadly "sixteen shooter," it was "that damned Yankee rifle that they load on Sunday and shoot all week!" Very few captured Henry rifles were used on a limited basis by Confederate troops. Since those few Confederate troops who came into possession of one of these rifles had little way to resupply the special ammunition used by this gun, its widespread use by Confederate forces was very impractical. The rifle was however, known to have been used at least in part by some fifteen different Confederate units. These units included cavalry units in Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia, as well as the personal bodyguards of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Denix Non-Firing Replicas The Denix 1259 non-firing replica Colt 1849 Cap and Ball Pocket Pistols are a beautiful addition to your collection. Denix deluxe non-firing models have been faithfully reproduced in weight, feel and handling characteristic of the rare and expensive originals. This historically accurate and safe revolver replica comes assembled, ready for display in your home or office, or ready for use in historic reenactment, movie, theatre, or costume events. These classic model guns are made of zinc alloy metals with polished wood stocks. They cannot withstand excessive misuse or dry-firing, cannot be disassembled nor made to fire real ammunitions.