Building on the Original Henry's specs, it still features a 24.5" blued steel octagon 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, Henry commissioned a patriotic theme for the new Silver Deluxe’s deeply detailed engraving pattern in the style of the times. The right-side main flat displays an American Eagle perched on a Federal Shield including 13 stripes and 13 stars representing the original colonies that formed our nation, clutching the arrows of war in one set of talons and the olive branch of peace in the other set. On the left-side main flat, the same American Eagle boldly carries an E Pluribus Unum (“From Many, One”) battle flag in wing-spread flight. And on both smaller front panels, an unbowed eagle’s head silhouette glares its willingness to take on all comers, all surrounded by elaborate 19th Century scroll engraving.
|Model:||Original Henry Rifle Silver Deluxe Engraved|
|Manufacturer:||Henry Repeating Arms Company|
|Caliber:||44-40 Winchester (44 WCF)|
|Rate of twist:||36|
|Stock material:||American Walnut|
|Length of pull:||14|