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Discussion in ‘ Firearms ‘ started by stg58 , Dec 16, Henry Repeating Arms, the leading lever action rifle manufacturer headquartered in Bayonne NJ, will begin manufacturing their steel centerfire rifles in their Rice Lake, Wisconsin facility in To date the Wisconsin plant has supplied the Bayonne operation with many components used in all Henry models including receivers, bolts, sights and other internal parts. Henry Repeating Arms purchased the , sq ft Rice Lake facility in from Wright Products, a subsidiary of FKI Industries, who manufactured their own line of storm door hardware. Wright also supplied components to other industries including Henry Repeating since Wright ceased manufacturing due to price pressure in the hardware industry, causing hundreds of lost jobs.

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Including, free printable targets, tips, safety instructions and of course gun loads. This site is going to be as much member run as possible. With member reviews, stories, and creativity! Thanks and enjoy your stay. This is an American made rifle with its history dating back to the time of the Civil War, or the war of insurection for folks south of the Mason Dixon line. When President Lincon was seeking any advantage to help the union win the war; a newly invented idea was presented to him.

Henry Big Boy, Lever Action, Colt, 20 Barrel, 10+1 Rounds is rated out of 5 by Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick from Great Rifle I bought my Henry about two months ago and I couldn’t be happier with my me the Henry Rifle is the top of the line and says a lot when it comes to American built quality and price /5(17).

Two peas in a pod: Tyler Henry, foreman of The New Haven Arms Company, had been working on a new, innovative rifle and rimfire cartridge. The cartridge used in this new rifle was appropriately named the. It was of rimfire design and initially it was loaded with 26 grains of black powder and a gr. Within a few years, the bullet weight was reduced to grs. The Winchester was introduced that year which featured a few improvements over the Henry rifle, one of which was the Kings patented loading gate.

In the years that followed, Winchester worked to further improve upon their model of , and in , their newest rifle was introduced. Winchester considered the first and most important improvement in this rifle its adaptation to the use of a longer and a central fire cartridge, holding a larger charge of 40 grains of powder instead of 28 as in the Henry.

They retained the same caliber,. A few years later the cartridge was described in Winchester catalogs as the.

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Overview[ edit ] The disassembled Martini—Henry action. In the original chambering, the rifles fired a round-nosed, tapered-head. This sat on top of the main powder charge inside initially a rimmed brass foil cartridge , later made in drawn brass. The cartridge case was paper lined so as to prevent the chemical reaction between the black powder and the brass. Known today as the.

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Background[ edit ] In the decades leading up to the Civil War, numerous advances had been made in small arms technology. The flintlock , which had been in use for over two hundred years, had been replaced by the caplock in the s. Muzzle-loading rifles had been in use for many years but prior to the Civil War had been very rare in military use.

The black powder at the time quickly fouled the barrel, making reloading slower and more difficult since the balls had to be patched and matched closely to the bore size for rifles. Loads used for smoothbore muskets did not need to fit as tightly or be pushed past rifling grooves in the barrel and, therefore, did not suffer from the slow loading problem common to rifles. The bores were partially cleaned by the loading process. Black powder also quickly obscured the battlefield, which led military leaders of the time to conclude that the greater range of rifles was of little value on the battlefield.

Military leaders therefore preferred the faster-loading smoothbore weapons over the more accurate rifles. In addition, most existing military doctrine was based around the smoothbore musket. Since the 17th century, infantry normally fought in a tight shoulder-to-shoulder line and fired volleys at each other. When one side gained the upper hand, they would finish off the attack with a bayonet charge. These tactics developed because smoothbore muskets were only accurate at short ranges.

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This was a bolt action, 4-shot,. It was an odd looking design where the barrel and action could be fully and compactly stored in the high tech stock, which would float, a handy feature if you were a pilot downed in water. The AR-5 and AR-7 are of the same design, with the exception of the semi-auto action and. When it was originally released, the massive plastic stock and aluminum receiver on the AR-5 was one of the most significant uses of plastics and aluminum on any gun.

It was a groundbreaking innovation like none other. As Armalite submitted the design to the military, they realized through the development of the AR-5 that polymers, plastics, and light weight were the future of firearms.

BSA Small Action Martini rifles. Model The Model 12 weighs about 8 lbs. and has a 29″ barrel with 1″ diameter at the breech, tapering to 3/4″ at the muzzle. Thinwall or thickwall actions. Heavier than the model 6 & 13, these work well for hunting and informal target shooting, as well as general plinking. I’ve sold many for silhouette rifles.

And still today, originals and replicas are among some of the most sought after lever-actions around. Aside from history, the Henry is an absolute knockout in the looks department. Winchester Model Photo: Similar to the Henry in design and operation, the rifle had some notable design enhancement. Its iron receiver was it most weighty. This simple change in material allowed the rifle to digest the more powerful loads available at the time.

On top of that, chambered in. Today, the Model is as popular as ever, and not just the highly collectible originals.

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UnrepentantLib I thought he made some good points. Why replace them if we can make incremental improvements based on the strong points of the M27 and other AR15 family weapons at much less cost than buying an entirely new weapon. Spend a lot of money Option 2:

Orange Rifle Factory, this was a feeder factory for Lithgow, another marking that you may come across is MAO, (and contrary to belief as I have seen it advertised on an auction site, this is NOT Min of Angle!) it may be found on the Butts of Lithgow rifles and is the mark for the Rifle factory No3 NSW.

All of these terms are used in a vaguely interchangeable manner and generally refer to rifles being made during the Federal Period, or through approximately The majority of the rifles referenced, when referring to this school, are attributable to a relatively small handful of men: Johannes John Moll Sr. There are of course other gunmaking families within the region which of course factor quite prominently – the Young’s at Easton, Stoffil Long, the Hess family in the northwest corner of the county, Henry Hunsicker etc.

It is for this reason, I believe, that the school is often identified by varying and quite contrary names. It is the fact that these men were all working in a relatively small area in and around Allentown that has bestowed the title “Allentown” school upon their rifles and others, perhaps unsigned examples of their work or unsigned examples of unknown gunmakers’ hands, like them. The use of the “Lehigh Valley” terminology is likewise a generic term which owes it’s existence entirely to the presence of the Lehigh River bisecting a portion of old Northampton County, Allentown sitting squarely on the banks of the Lehigh River and thus linking the work of these men with the coincidental existence of the River.

Applying the title “Lehigh County school” to these rifles is a fairly accurate means of description, as Lehigh County was formed from a portion of Northampton County in and coincidentally happens to perfectly encompass the Molls, the Rupps and Neihart. However, it has been often pointed out that by the time Lehigh County was formed in , the high-point of design and construction of these rifles had already passed: For example, an extremely fine signed Neihart rifle is dated , two spectacular rifles by Herman Rupp are dated and and two of the finest pieces of the region in my opinion by Johannes Moll must have been constructed prior to his death in

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Alexander Henry was unquestionably one of Scotlands finest rifle makers, posts on this blog testifying to the outstanding quality of the rifles built by him. What makes this book so special is the access Donald had to family archive via the great great grandson of Alexander Henry himself, one Richard Brown. Between the two of them they have put together the most complete history on the maker which is long overdue.

Although Henry was in business for a short time between until his death in , he became a very well-known rifle maker not only in Great Britain but throughout the world.

Henry E. Leman percussion rifle lock H. E. Leman’s Indian Trade Rifle a detailed replica, hand made, with artificially striped maple, brass trim, iron buttplate, exactly like the original, by Jack Brooks Powder Drum, square shank end, in the style on

Past Products Accurate, Exquisite, and Smooth. The Model 94 Rifles and Carbines being made today surpass the quality and craftsmanship of any Model 94’s made before. The button rifled barrels are triple checked at the factory, ensuring optimal accuracy. The smooth walnut stocks combine compliment the richly blued steel of the receiver and hardware. Round locking bolt trunnions help ensure a smooth, quick lever throw, imitated but unparalleled by the competition.

The edges of the lever are radiused, making the operation of the lever comfortable. Go and hold one – try cocking the hammer and working the loading gate. Everything on the gun operates as smooth as silk, yet it feels solid and dependable. The ultimate lever gun. This rifle became the Model 94 Winchester. A few good reasons to own a Model 94 Winchester. There are a number of good reasons that the Model 94 Winchester is still a solid choice for big game hunting.

That is well and good.

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Well I for one have had many an hour scratching my head trying to decipher what they all the markings mean. So in order to help, I have put together the following set of images and pictures to help shed some light on the matter. I have taken the markings directly from rifles to give an as accurate as possible image from which you are able to compare against. If you have markings that you are able to shed light or elaborate on please do. Also if you have images that may be of use please feel fee to contact me as I am sure they would help add to the website.

If anyone spots an error that I make could they please email me with the correction, it would be greatly appreciated.

Oct 22,  · That said, Henry rifles have not come close to matching Browning quality in smoothness and in fit and finish, I passed on a couple of Henry rifles because if issues with quality, the first was a HenryRF Mag., it was a pretty gun, Mag. rifles were scarce at the time and this one was on the rack and ready to go.

Learn How To Become A Member Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum The Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum, which opened to the public in , contains a substantial collection of original, hand-crafted Pennsylvania longrifles and items related to the making of longrifles from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Exhibits in the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum The Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum features more than historic arms on either permanent display or in rotating, topical exhibits.

Most of the firearms were made by the Henrys of Boulton, but the collection also contains arms made by Abraham Henry , who apprenticed in Nazareth under his brother William Henry II but returned to Lancaster to practice his trade. The Boulton area itself produced guns for more than years. These and related exhibits are housed in special galleries at the historic Henry Homestead at Boulton. This early drawing of the Henry Homestead is by Levin T. Reichel, who was a teacher at Nazareth Hall , a pastor at Schoeneck and Nazareth , and then the principal at Nazareth Hall James Henry was living in the home then.


If you’re worried about hurting any blueing this can be a real problem as blue is just a form of rust. But if the blue is shot anything that uses a liquid that penetrates will work. The various rust converting undercoats wont.

I have a Henry Rifle Serial # it has CGC marks on the top of the barrel. I am trying to find out who it got issued to. And what Company he was in. Could you tell me how I can find this information .

Walnut stock is of good quality, with dense figure and well-executed bordered cut checkering. Wood-to-metal fit is excellent, as we have come to expect from Henry. Henry Repeating Arms has been in the rifle business for several years now, first filling the need for a reliable 22 rimfire levergun , and moving up to the big bores later, satisfying a growing market for leverguns for competition and hunting. When other American rimfire levergun makers were abandoning the market, Henry was expanding their line of affordable, reliable, and accurate lever-action rimfire rifles.

From the basic black finish to the beautiful Golden Boy to a wide array of commemorative rifles, Henry has a rimfire levergun to suit most any need. In addition to their popular rimfire rifles, Henry also has centerfire leverguns chambered for cartridges such as the and 44 Magnums, 45 Colt, Winchester, Government , and Winchester , which have also proven to be smooth, reliable, and accurate.

Now, Henry Repeating Arms has introduced two versions of a bore lever-action shotgun; a twenty-inch cylinder bore, and the gun featured here, a twenty-four inch with a threaded muzzle, which comes supplied with a full-choke-constriction choke tube, and will accept other Invector-style screw-in choke tubes. Lever-action shotguns were working guns, and could be used around barns and livestock to shoot that which needed shooting, without blasting holes into the barn roof.

Also, while not my first choice, a shotgun can be loaded with buckshot and put into use as a defensive weapon around the home. While many people dismiss the bore as useful for such, the popularity of bore handguns proves that many people think otherwise. The Henry Shotgun is based upon their excellent steel-framed lever-action rifle, but chambered for 2.

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