THE HENRY RIFLE, Story of Benjamin Tyler Henry and His Famed Repeating Rifle by Les Quick
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Although the Henry rifle was the technical marvel of its age, many American military minds doubted whether the average mid-nineteenth century soldier could effectively operate it, and as a result the new rifle saw only limited purchase and use during the Civil War. Yet it quickly became a legend, and these revolutionary rifles that one could "load on Sunday and shoot all week" acquitted themselves very well on the battlefield. This book gives a detailed history of the Henry rifle and its inventor B. Tyler Henry.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Foreword
  • Introduction

  • The Man: Benjamin Tyler Henry

  • The Rifle: Henry's Patent Repeating Rifle

  • Anatomy of a Henry Rifle

  • Physical Characteristics of the Henry Rifle

  • The Survey: A Detailed Study into the Anatomy of the Henry Rifle

  • The Action: Tiggle Link System

  • Receivers

  • Barrels

  • Stocks

  • Sights

  • Serial Numbers

  • Factory Inspector's Markings

  • Weight of the Henry Rifle

  • U.S. Martial Henry Rifles

  • Engraved and Inscribed Henry Rifles

  • Henry Rifles with Plated Finishes

  • Variations

  • Accouterments

  • Ammunition/Bullet mold/Percussion Insert

  • Special Interst Henry Rifles

  • Wichester's Coming Rifle: Improved Henrys

  • Collectibility of Henry Rifles

  • Bibliography

  • Index

  • About the Author



9" x 11-1/4" hard cover format, full color photos, 239 pages. ISBN - 978-1-992824-33-5.
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