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My new Henry Arms H011 New Classic 1860 Henry in .44-40 is the perfect match for my Kirst/Pietta 1860 cartridge conversions. (The H011 is my upcoming January Cowboy Chronicle article) I've been a Henry shooter since I started SASS in 1994, starting with Uberti and Navy Arms (pre-Uberti - US made) until I found the Henry Repeating Arms one. If the Henry Arms 1860 is a Mercedes, the Uberti, which would be a Chevy! The HRA is the slickest, smoothest, from the factory 1860 Henry I have ever had. The fit and finish, the bluing, and polished brass are the richest and nicest of any rifle I have ever owned. Before I got it, the Marlin 1894 Century Limited .44-40 with Doug Turnbull color case and engraving held that spot.
Just have to brag and gloat a bit. The 8" is a standard Pietta 1860 .44 with a Walt Kirst gated "Saber River" engraved Konverter and ejector rod. The recoil shield has been milled with a channel for loading/unloading cartridges. The other is a Taylor's exclusive 3" inch barrel 1860 snub nose with a humped backstrap Thunderer style bird's head grip. It also has a Kirst gated Konverter with the recoil shield milled for ejecting. I named in my "Avenging Angel" after Tom Berenger's 3" barreled 1860 in the Movie of the same name.
My good fortune is your good fortune. I just got my Henry Repeating Arms H011 "Classic 1860 Henry" to do a Cowboy Chronicle article on, so I don't need my very early Navy Arms 1860 Henry .44-40. This 1860 Henry was made in the US by Val Forget Jr. of Navy Arms around 1976, before Uberti started making 1860 Henry in 1979. Though figures are not exact, less than 3,000 were made by Navy Arms, with only about 500-1,000 (depending on the source you read) being the 24" standard model in .44-40. The rest were 22" Carbine models, a few in .44 Rimfire, and various presentation models. This is a great shooter and great collector piece. It is the second, American made Henry (the first being the originals made by New Haven Arms, and the third being the current Henry Repeating Arms Classic). Condition is 99% +, as it was unfired when I got it. I have used it at about 6 or 7 matches, so a few minor dings on stock and small marks on brass. It is dead nuts on at 25 yards. Stock is beautiful American Black Walnut with oil finish. Dimensions of this Navy Arms is closer to the original than the Uberti made ones. Top of barrel Marked "Henry's Patent Oct 16, 1860, manufactured by Navy Arms Co. Ridgefield N.J." Serial number A262, marked .44-40. Pictures accurately show condition, but stock is actually darker brown that the digital photos show. It has an advantage over the Uberti 1860 that black powder shooters will appreciate. Rather than the Uberti's both side plates having to be driven out to disassemble, the Navy Arms Henry uses an 1866 style single side plate screw to disassemble, MUCH easier to clean after shooting black powder than an Uberti. PRICE $895.00 plus $50 shipping and insurance to your FFL. USPS postal money order or p@y p@l friends and family ONLY