Henry H010BWL .45-70 Gov’t Lever Action Rifle, 22″ Octagon BBL, American Walnut Stock, Engraved Brass Receiver, 4 Rd
Henry’s new Wildlife Edition rifle comes with an engraved brass receiver and octagonal barrel. Whether you need a hard-hitting rifle capable of fast repeat shots in the bear country of Alaska or a light rifle for deer hunting in the mountains of Pennsylvania, Henry’s new Wildlife Edition rifle will provide the accuracy and reliability you can count on.
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.