Yup,Just got another Made In USA Henry!! Nope,It did not come from harbor fright!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bud.
.17 hopefully it's good for woodchucks?? I was looking at the .357 as we already load that so maybe next? I do not think they offer the 45/70 in brass but one would go nice with our 45/60! Bud.
I want a Big Boy in .45 Colt
Me Too Hal!! Bud.
Bud, I got this in March in .45 Colt, and love it. I really like the tube mag under the barrel. It works just like a .22LR in that you pull the tube and drop the cartridges in in the same way, no more broken thumb nails.
Here is the link to Henrys 45/70 and your right they are not making it in Brass.
I wasn't sure if they made it in the 45-70. I've loved the looks of the golden boy since I first saw one a few years ago. I was happy to hear Henry was back. Every once in awhile my neighbor and I like to show how ignorant we are about guns by discussing some of the old rounds. We cover the gamut from the 25-20 to the 45-90. Though neither of us hunt anymore we sit and ghost hunt a lot of big game. I've killed everything from lions and rhinos and elephants to Siberian tigers and wild dingos while sitting on the sofa of his living room. Truth be known I was a hunter but never much of one. But I've always had an amateur interest in guns. My best day in the military involved a 50 caliber mounted on an APC and I used to love watching the quad 50's on a fire mission off the LZs around Chu Lai.
I bought a half box of 45/90 shells at a gun show last year and Winchester also built a 50/110! Bud.
Thanks, but I'll keep my Ruger Hawkeye in 338 Federal and keep punching out 1.5" bulls-eyes off the rest all day. And in stainless I'm not afraid of rain or rust.
I have a reproduction 45/70 Sharps, Love it but you can only pull the trigger a few times before you pull your shirt off and wad it up and place it under the butt plate. If I ever have the money just laying around I will buy a 45/110 or 45/120 Sharps. I passed up on an original trap door some years ago and regret it.
On my wish list when I win the lottery.
The Tom Selleck movie Quigley Down Under rifle he used was an 1874 Shiloh Sharps Buffalo which uses the .45-110 cartridge.
One like this is a little around 3500.00 now. 5 years ago I won on a raffle a Italian made repop of this in 45/70 with out much extra on it, but still a nice rifle. After about 7/8 rounds your shoulder hurts a bit.
15 years ago I traded in a Marlin 1895 Cowboy in .45 Colt for a "new" lever action I just happen to find at the local gun shop, I really hated to trade it off but could not fund this new rifle as it cost a bit more. It is now a full time listing in the Marlin catalog but then it was a limited run lever action in 45/70. Very very low serial number and shoots nice. I really missed that smaller one in 45 colt and when I had a chance to get the Henry I went for it.
here are the available cal. options:
40-50 1 11/16BN
40-70 2 1/4 BN
40-70 2 1/2 ST 40-90 3 1/4 ST
40-90 2 5/8 BN
45-70 2 1/10 ST
45-90 2 4/10 ST 45-100 2 6/10 ST
45-110 2 7/8 ST
45-120 3 1/4 ST
50-70 1 3/4ST
50-90 2 1/2 ST
If I ever did win that lotto I would order in 45/120
My 45/70 is one of the Italian models and has the sights just like the "Quigley" rifle. It is one of the most accurate rifles that I own. You can hit a target about a 1/4 mile away with repeated accuracy! That is why would like to have a 110 or 120 grain model! Just not sure what I would use under the butt plate.
He He, Of course when you are shooting at targets a 1/4 mile away with a 45/70 you can just about put the rifle down, light a cigar, and pour a gin and tonic before you hear the bullet hit the target! But I digress....