Experimental Henry Lever-Action Rifle With Triple Magazine!

   10.08.19

Experimental Henry Lever-Action Rifle With Triple Magazine!

In this video, Ian takes a look at an experimental version of a brass-frame Henry repeating rifle from long, long ago when Winchester owned the company and someone in their R&D department started fiddling around with brass and solder and conjured up a triple-tube magazine for it.

The magazine assembly consists of three brass tubes ganged together with solder, which rotate around the rifle barrel manually. Each one holds (about) seven rounds. It seems to be a pretty good system.

One advantage of this over a standard Henry of the time is the lack of a follower poking out of the magazine tube, to interfere with your supporting hand as you hold the front of the rifle up.

It also serves as a pretty decent forend — something the old Henrys notably lack.

This would be a really fun gun to shoot, but alas, it’s sequestered at the Cody Firearms Museum. Heck, I couldn’t afford the ammo anyhow.

Enjoy the video.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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