Henry Repeating Rifle, circa 1865

Summary

Designed by Tyler Henry in 1860, the Henry Repeating Rifle was a major advancement in the repeating rifle. With a new bolt, firing pin and ammunition, it was much faster and more reliable than earlier repeaters. It gained fame during the Civil War, with more than 10,000 in use. The rifle was the basis for the 1866 Winchester Repeating Rifle.

Designed by Tyler Henry in 1860, the Henry Repeating Rifle was a major advancement in the repeating rifle. With a new bolt, firing pin and ammunition, it was much faster and more reliable than earlier repeaters. It gained fame during the Civil War, with more than 10,000 in use. The rifle was the basis for the 1866 Winchester Repeating Rifle.

Artifact

Rifle (Long gun)

Date Made

circa 1865

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Guns

Object ID

72.146.79

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mr. George T. Trumbull

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Brass (Alloy)
Walnut (Wood)

Dimensions

Length: 43 in

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