Although only 1,731 of the revolutionary Henry repeating rifles were ordered by the U.S. government during the War Between the States, a number of private soldiers, as well as several regiments ordered these lever-action rifles through their own funds, such as those purchased by the celebrated 7th Illinois Infantry. Military-style Henry rifles bearing sling swivels and the stamped initials from government inspector Charles G. Chapman were also known to have been officially issued to the 1st Maine and the 1st District of Columbia Cavalry Regiments. Over 200 of these issue Henrys were captured from the 1st D.C. Regiment and in turn issued by the Confederates to their 7th, 11th and 35th Virginia Cavalry Regiments. The Rebs that faced them in the hands of Union soldiers dubbed them “that damned Yankee rifle that was loaded on Sunday and shot all week!” Cimarron offers a dead ringer of these military Henry rifles, reproduced from an original in our antique collection! All Henry rifles were originally manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., and like those 1860s-era rifles, our reproduction comes complete with the original-type sling swivels, and C.G.C. inspector’s stampings. Approved by the North South Skirmish Association (N-SSA), this 24-inch barreled rifle is available in either .44-40 or .45 Colt chambering, and is finished in Standard Blue, Charcoal Blue or Cimarron’s Original finish. Whichever finish and caliber you decide on, you’ll have a gun that looks like the genuine article.