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    1860 Henry

    For what it's worth, I just received an e-mail from Henry Rifles here in N.J. and it states they are planning to build a repro 1860 Henry by the end of 2013. Just passing along the info.
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    Cool info!

    I don't know much about the Henry rifles. I assume these are black powder cartridge guns?

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    Looks like the original 1860 Henry used a .44 rimfire cartridge, and reproductions use a 44-40 centerfire cartridge.

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    instead of the 44-40, 45LC seems the way to go..

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    The question is, are they really manufacturing a Henry for themselves, or importing a Uberti and putting their markings on it. I'd bet on the latter.
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    The question is, are they really manufacturing a Henry for themselves, or importing a Uberti and putting their markings on it. I'd bet on the latter.
    Well, this would seem to be a big change for the company. Right on the front page of their web site it says, "Made in America or not made at all."

    http://henryrepeating.com/henry-rifles.cfm

    And their corporate motto is, “Made in America and Priced Right”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maillemaker View Post
    Well, this would seem to be a big change for the company. Right on the front page of their web site it says, "Made in America or not made at all."

    http://henryrepeating.com/henry-rifles.cfm

    And their corporate motto is, “Made in America and Priced Right”.

    Steve
    I think they are a great gun builder, and as stated, mad in the USA, it would be cool if they build one that we can use.

    I really hope that they build to spec so it is N-SSA approved.
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    I think the preferred round is the 44-40. Accuracy achieved Easier than with 45 LC.

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    "preferred round is the 44-40. Accuracy achieved Easier than with 45 LC."

    Why would you say this, What makes the .45 colt harder to achieve accuracy?


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    It is just observation and listening to shooters. For every 45 LC on the line, I see, there are at least 5, if not more, 44-40. I have spoken to several former 45 LC shooters that switched to 44-40 to get the improved accuracy associated with the round.

    Accuracy can be achieved with the 45 LC, but it is more difficult to do so I am told.

    As to why, I suppose there might be many reasons, I don't know. One reason I suspect is the case design of the 44-40 leads to better sealing of the gases. Less gas leakage leads to consistent performance. I suspect barrel twist may also have something to do with it.

    I will leave it to others to explain why there is such a difference

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