B. Tyler Henry of the New Haven Arms Company introduced the Henry rifle the year the Civil War began. Only 1,700 of the lever-action repeating rifles were issued to Union troops, but the gun’s reputation quickly grew. Southerners dubbed it "that tarnation Yankee rifle that they load on Sunday and shoot all week."
After the war, the Henry went West. There was more than one of the Henry rifles in the fight at Little Big Horn. Unfortunately for Custer, all of the Henrys were used by Indians.
Early bronze-framed Henry rifles were followed by more rugged, iron-framed models. Uberti offers two brass-framed and one steel-framed Henry. All models are chambered in .44-40 and .45 Colt.