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Henry Rifles

Designed in 1860 by Benjamin Henry, the Henry rifle was a revolution in arms design. The Henry rifle was not the first lever-action rifle, but it was the first that incorporated design elements that we still see today.

The Henry rifle was designed with a centrally located hammer. When operated, the lever would both cock the hammer and place a new round in the chamber. The original Henry rifle was chambered in .44 rimfire that could hold, at the time, an astonishing 16 rounds of ammunition. The Henry served in a limited role in the Civil War, but was never a general-issue weapon.

The current Henry Repeating Arms is not connected to Benjamin Henry in any way, but still produces fine lever-action rifles based on the Henry design. Current Henry rifles are known for their accuracy, reliability, and power. These lever-action rifles are found in the hands of Western enthusiasts, hunters, and those searching for a finely made American rifle. Henry rifles are manufactured in a variety of calibers and cartridges with many special editions released every year.


Quick Facts

  • The Henry rifle was the weapon of choice for Native Americans at the Battle for Little Bighorn. Thousands of .44 rimfire cases were found
  • At the Battle of Allatoona Pass, Major Ludlow was quoted as saying, “What saved us that day was the fact that we had a number of Henry rifles”
  • Henry rifles were often known as 16 or 17 shooters due to their capacity

Recommended Items at Auction

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Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action Rifle .22 LR
Mar 07, 11:00 AM EST
Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action Rifle .22 LR
by Summit Gun Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1755 Bids
Henry H009G 30-30 WIN
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
Henry H009G 30-30 WIN
by Accurate Gun Auctions
Est: $20- $20,000
$6004 Bids
Henry Golden Boy H004 .22 LR
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
Henry Golden Boy H004 .22 LR
by Accurate Gun Auctions
Est: $20- $20,000
$3504 Bids
Henry H012GR Big Boy 44 Mag/44 SPL Lever Action Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
Henry H012GR Big Boy 44 Mag/44 SPL Lever Action Rifle
by Vogt Galleries Texas
Est: $600- $800
$3503 Bids
engraved New Haven Arms Model 1860 Henry Lever Action Rifle, Possible Samuel Hoggson
Mar 02, 9:00 AM PST
engraved New Haven Arms Model 1860 Henry Lever Action Rifle, Possible Samuel Hoggson
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $50,000- $100,000
$10,0001 Bid
Rare early New Haven Arms Co. Iron Frame Henry S/N 14 Lever Action Rifle, 1860
Mar 02, 9:00 AM PST
Rare early New Haven Arms Co. Iron Frame Henry S/N 14 Lever Action Rifle, 1860
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $50,000- $75,000
$10,0001 Bid
A .577/.450 MARTINI-HENRY COMMERCIAL RIFLE SIGNED 'FIELD RIFLE Co.', serial number 6746,
Mar 25, 10:00 AM GMT
A .577/.450 MARTINI-HENRY COMMERCIAL RIFLE SIGNED 'FIELD RIFLE Co.', serial number 6746,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £500- £700
£5000 Bids
A SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC .577/.450 MARTINI-HENRY SIGNED WESTLEY RICHARDS, serial number 27870,
Mar 25, 10:00 AM GMT
A SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC .577/.450 MARTINI-HENRY SIGNED WESTLEY RICHARDS, serial number 27870,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £300- £500
£3000 Bids
A GOOD .577/.450 MARTINI-HENRY MKII SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED BSA & M.Co., no visible serial number,
Mar 25, 10:00 AM GMT
A GOOD .577/.450 MARTINI-HENRY MKII SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED BSA & M.Co., no visible serial number,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £800- £1,200
£8000 Bids
Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action Carbine
Mar 06, 9:00 AM CST
Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action Carbine
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $250- $400
$2000 Bids
HENRY REPEATING ARMS BIG BOY .45LC SIDE GATE RIFLE
Mar 15, 9:00 AM EDT
HENRY REPEATING ARMS BIG BOY .45LC SIDE GATE RIFLE
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $700- $850
$1800 Bids
HENRY REPEATING ARMS .45-70 SIDE GATE LEVER ACTION
Mar 15, 9:00 AM EDT
HENRY REPEATING ARMS .45-70 SIDE GATE LEVER ACTION
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $800- $1,000
$2000 Bids
Henry Mini-Bolt 22 LR Youth Bolt Action Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
Henry Mini-Bolt 22 LR Youth Bolt Action Rifle
by Vogt Galleries Texas
Est: $150- $250
$700 Bids
Henry Big Boy Lever Action Carbine with Box
Mar 06, 9:00 AM CST
Henry Big Boy Lever Action Carbine with Box
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $500- $800
$4500 Bids
Boer War interest - A .577 obsolete calibre Martini Henry rifle by Westley Richards
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
Boer War interest - A .577 obsolete calibre Martini Henry rifle by Westley Richards
by Martel Maides
Est: £1,000- £1,200
£9000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Henry Rifles


Holts Auctioneers

Holts Auctioneers

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company

Vogt Galleries Texas

Vogt Galleries Texas