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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 MODEL H009CC CASE COLOR
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
HENRY REPEATING ARMS MODEL H009CC CASE COLOR
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$3002 Bids
Henry Repeating Arms 22 Cal Magnum Lever Action Rifle in Box
Jun 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Henry Repeating Arms 22 Cal Magnum Lever Action Rifle in Box
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$1252 Bids
J. HENRY FULL STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE.
Jun 09, 10:00 AM EDT
J. HENRY FULL STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3001 Bid
HENRY REPEATING ARMS MODEL H018AH-414 "AXE .410"
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
HENRY REPEATING ARMS MODEL H018AH-414 "AXE .410"
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Henry Big Boy Lever Action Carbine with Box
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Henry Big Boy Lever Action Carbine with Box
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $600- $900
$5001 Bid
Henry 22 Cal Mod. H001 Rifle
Jun 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Henry 22 Cal Mod. H001 Rifle
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
UNIQUE FACTORY ENGRAVED HENRY RIFLE, STOCK
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
UNIQUE FACTORY ENGRAVED HENRY RIFLE, STOCK
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $25,000- $45,000
$12,0000 Bids
HENRY DERINGER - INDIAN TRADE RIFLE, CIRCA 1810.
Jun 09, 10:00 AM EDT
HENRY DERINGER - INDIAN TRADE RIFLE, CIRCA 1810.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,5000 Bids
1816 HENRY DERINGER INDIAN TRADE FUSIL..
Jun 09, 10:00 AM EDT
1816 HENRY DERINGER INDIAN TRADE FUSIL..
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,5000 Bids
HENRY GIBBS AMERICAN FUR COMPANY CONTRACT RIFLE,
Jun 09, 10:00 AM EDT
HENRY GIBBS AMERICAN FUR COMPANY CONTRACT RIFLE,
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,5000 Bids
J.J. HENRY FLINTLOCK SMOOTHBORE TRADE RIFLE.
Jun 09, 10:00 AM EDT
J.J. HENRY FLINTLOCK SMOOTHBORE TRADE RIFLE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $900
$3500 Bids
US 1808 J. HENRY FLINTLOCK MUSKET.
Jun 09, 10:00 AM EDT
US 1808 J. HENRY FLINTLOCK MUSKET.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
1791 HENRY CONTRACT COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Jun 09, 10:00 AM EDT
1791 HENRY CONTRACT COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
RECONVERTED J. HENRY CONTRACT 1808 COMMONWEALTH OF
Jun 09, 10:00 AM EDT
RECONVERTED J. HENRY CONTRACT 1808 COMMONWEALTH OF
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $900
$3500 Bids
HENRY 1860 REPEATING LEVER ACTION RIFLE.
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
HENRY 1860 REPEATING LEVER ACTION RIFLE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $20,000- $30,000
$10,0000 Bids
EXTREMELY FINE EARLY HENRY RIFLE OF GEORGE
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
EXTREMELY FINE EARLY HENRY RIFLE OF GEORGE
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $75,000- $125,000
$37,5000 Bids
Henry Model H004 Golden Boy Lever Action Carbine with Box
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Henry Model H004 Golden Boy Lever Action Carbine with Box
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $500- $800
$4500 Bids
HENRY MODEL 1860 HALF GERMAN SILVER PLATED LEVER
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
HENRY MODEL 1860 HALF GERMAN SILVER PLATED LEVER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $10,000- $15,000
$5,0000 Bids
HENRY REPEATING ARMS MODEL H011 LEVER ACTION RIFLE
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
HENRY REPEATING ARMS MODEL H011 LEVER ACTION RIFLE
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $1,100
$3500 Bids
Two Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action Carbines
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Two Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action Carbines
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $400- $700
$3500 Bids
Early New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Early New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $16,000- $25,000
$14,0000 Bids
U.S. New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
U.S. New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $15,000- $25,000
$13,0000 Bids
RARE HENRY BIG BOY INDIANAPOLIS 500 CENTENNIAL
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
RARE HENRY BIG BOY INDIANAPOLIS 500 CENTENNIAL
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $6,000- $9,000
$3,0000 Bids
Engraved Henry Deringer Half-Stock Percussion Rifle
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Engraved Henry Deringer Half-Stock Percussion Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $2,750- $4,250
$2,2500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Henry Rifles


Poulin Antiques & Auctions

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Rock Island Auction Company