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44 Henry Rim Fire Cartridges
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The 44 Henry rim fire cartridge was designed for the lever-action, repeating 1860 Henry rifle
designed by Benjamin Tyler Henry in the late 1850's. The Henry rifle was
an improved version of the earlier Volcanic Repeating rifle.
One heavily engraved Henry rifle was given to President Abraham Lincoln to help procure a
government contract, but the Union forces only bought 1,731 rifles, although many Union soldiers
bought their own to use in the war.  By the time production ended in 1866, after the Civil War,
approximately 14,000 units had been manufactured..
The Henry rifle was the forerunner of the Winchester Model 1866 lever-action rifle, as after the
Civil War, Oliver Winchester bought the failed Henry Company and improved the rifle to make the
famous "Winchester Model 1866", which also used the 44 Henry Rim Fire cartridge and then later
the different centerfire calibers.
The Sioux and Cheyenne had Henry rifles when  Lt. Col. George Custer's men only had single shot Springfield rifles,
which is one of the reasons why they call it the massacre at the Little Big Horn. It is also interesting to note that
numerous revolvers were also chambered for the .44 Henry Rim Fire, including the Colt open top single action Army
and Model 1860 Army Conversions; also the Smith and Wesson Model III revolvers and others.
 The 44 Henry cartridge used copper (later brass) rimfire cases containing 25 grains (1.6 g) of gunpowder to a 216 grain
(14g) bullet.. The manufacture of the 44 Henry rimfire cartridges was world wide, but most all ammunition U.S.

Companies had discontinued the cartridge by 1934 during the Great Depression.
 The 44 Henry cartridges were available in pointed and flat projectiles with diameters of app. .44"  and in short, regular,
and long case versions, from .805" to .903" by many makers. NOTE: (that is the case length, not the total cartridge

length) Beware of sellers, offering 44 Short Rim Fire, or 44 Long Rim Fire as Henry cartridges.
The 44 Henry has a colorful history.
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REMINGTON (FLAT Projectile)
Impressed "U" Head Stamp
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Dominion Cartridge Company
(FLAT) Impressed "D" Head Stamp
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Winchester (FLAT Projectile)
Impressed "H" Head Stamp
United States Cartridge Company
(FLAT) Impressed "US" Head Stamp
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$ 44.95 per
Cartridge
$ 44.95 per
Cartridge
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$ 39.95 per
Cartridge
$ 29.95 per
Cartridge
See Notes, below
See Notes, below
See Notes, below
See Notes, below
     Note: as the above cartridges are over 75 years old, and in many cases over 100 years old, please take note that:
     (1.)  Projectiles will have some lead oxide on them, this can be cleaned off with paint thinner if needed.
     (2.)  The cartridges may have some whitish translucent packaging lubricant on them, and some spots or in some
            cases some writing on them, this also cleans off with paint thinner.
     (3.)  No dents! No Snapped rims (misfire marks)
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