Henry H010B .45-70 Gov’t Lever Action Rifle, 22″ Octagon BBL, American Walnut Stock, Brass Receiver, 4 Rd
HENRY REPEATING ARMS CO Steel Round Barrel
Introduced by the U.S. Army in 1873, this cartridge was first known as the .45 Government. As it made its way into commercially produced firearms the name .45-70 appeared, because it was loaded with a 70 grain blackpowder charge with 405 and 500 grain bullets. Virtually all rifle making companies of the late 19th century chambered their single shots and lever actions for the .45-70. As those companies and their rifles faded away, the .45-70’s popularity did not. Factory .45-70 ammunition has been cataloged continuously since 1873 but never in the variety of loadings available now, in the 21st century. They range from 405 grain lead bullet, low-velocity loads for deer hunting and target shooting to high-velocity 300 to 400 grain jacketed bullet ones meant for large game. The Model H010B .45-70 can handle them all. Its receiver is brass fitted with a 22 in octagon barrel underneath and a tubular magazine of four-round capacity. Its pistol-grip buttstock and steel-capped forend are crafted of beautiful American walnut and cut with checkering to provide a sure grip. The buttstock wears a brass plate. The model H010B will be factory issued with fully adjustable semi-buckhorn rear peep sight with blade front. Because the receiver is drilled and tapped, scope mounting is an easy option.