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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
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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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