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200 years of Henry. First working lever action rifle

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Anniversary release of the Henry rifle for the 200th anniversary of its creator. Caliber and cartridge .44-40 WCF. Manufactured by Henry Repeating Arms

It has always been and will always be so that a person takes the first step. Its consequences are not yet obvious. Other people follow him to improve his idea. And only with time you begin to understand the price of this very first step!

"The first man did not attain full knowledge of it."
(Book of the Wisdom of Jesus, son of Sirach. 24:30)

Weapon and firms. Today we have a "jubilee article" dedicated by tradition to a round date - the 200th anniversary of the birth of a very little-known person in our country, whose name was Benjamin Tyler Henry.

Of course, he doesn't enjoy the same acclaim as Samuel Colt or the legendary Smith and Wesson couple. And yet, he is hardly the most prominent figure in the world of firearms. And those who need it know it. After all, it was Henry who invented the rifle of the same name (Henry rifle), which became the world's first magazine rifle that actually worked.

200 years of Henry. First working lever action rifle
This is what he was like in his mature years - Benjamin Tyler Henry

Henry was born in America in the city of Claremont (Claremont, New Hampshire), March 22, 1821 in one of the most famous families in this city.

His grandfather, Colonel Benjamin Tyler, was the first locksmith in the city, who founded several successful factories there and even invented some kind of improved water wheel. One of his cousins ​​(James Tyler) perfected his grandfather's design, laying the foundation for the family's well-being. The fact is that paper and textile mills needed energy, and the new wheel made it possible to get more of it, and for the same money.

At a young age, Henry became an apprentice gunsmith, progressing from apprentice to master at the Robins & Lawrence Arms Company in Windsor, Vermont. It was here that he worked alongside Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson on the design that would eventually become the illustrious Henry Rifle.

Anniversary release of the Henry rifle for the 200th anniversary of its creator

Henry starts making weapons


Smith and Wesson soon formed their first company, Smith & Wesson, which later became the amusing name of the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. This company was founded in 1855 with the attraction of several new investors, one of which was Oliver Winchester. Perhaps it was one of the richest investors in stories weapons.

Unfortunately, this collaboration did not last long. Eight months later, Wesson left for Europe. And Winchester at the end of 1856 forced the company to declare bankruptcy. I bought it for nothing. Transferred to New Haven, Connecticut. And transformed into the New Haven Arms Company, which later became the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.

Henry was then hired as the manager of the Winchester plant. First of all, because all the leaders of the company trusted him.

Black and white technical drawing of the original patent for Henry's rifle, patent # 30 446 - October 16, 1860

Henry invents his magazine rifle


But, being the manager, Henry never stopped working on his rifle in order to get a workable design.

Finally, the hard work was crowned with success. And on October 16, 1860, Henry received a patent for the Henry .44 caliber magazine rifle.

And then the Civil War soon began. And his magazine rifle quickly demonstrated its superiority over any muzzle-loading rifle of the time. She first hit the battlefield in 1862. And it turned out that the shooter armed with it, in terms of its firepower, is equal to a dozen people.

Henry's rifle without any decorations. An exact copy of the same ...

At that time, even the most experienced shooter could fire only a few aimed shots per minute from a muzzle-loading primer gun, while Henry's magazine rifle allowed 16 shots without any reloading.

Muskets were much cheaper. Often twice as cheap as Henry. And, nevertheless, it became obvious that it is much more profitable for a soldier to spend money on this particular weapon than on any other.

Receiver in a fashionable now design - "tarnish"


A total of 15000 Henry rifles were produced, many of which are collectibles today. Brass is known to patina beautifully.

At the time, no one could understand what impact the Henry rifle would have on both the world of firearms and human history. As no one at first understood her role in the Civil War, and then in the wars with the Indians.

A great rarity is the Henry carbine. Manufactured by Henry Repeating Arms

Henry's rifle changes the rules of the game


The main thing is that the Henry rifle has become incredibly popular in the civilian sector.

Its sales went especially well on the border between the North and the South: in the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana.

An important circumstance was that this rifle was not only fast (in terms of rate of fire). She was also a very accurate weapon. That is, it possessed all the advantages of a highly effective weapon on which human life depends in battle.

And here are samples of carbines of the company Henry Repeating Arms, similar to the weapons of the company "Marlin". And, you must admit that sideways extraction of the liner is still more profitable than upward. By the way, the "marlin" magazine is also charged through the same hole. Conveniently…

Henry breaks up with Winchester


In 1864, Henry resigned from the Winchester Company.

He was unhappy with the compensation for his contribution to the firm's prosperity. And he even petitioned the Connecticut legislature to transfer ownership of the company to him.

Winchester, for his part, quickly returned from Europe and outwitted Henry. He once again transformed New Haven Arms into the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, under whose name it was later known for many decades.

In addition, Winchester combined Henry's original magazine-style carbine with King's invention of the "side-loading door", which turned it into a Model 1866, which was not, in fact, a "Henry's rifle" anymore!

Receiver of this series of shotguns. Right view

However, the problem was not only about money. And not even so much in them.

Henry was unhappy with his job.

More than anything, he wanted to be a designer, and by no means a manager in charge of day-to-day production work. He looked for ways to improve and refine his creation. And he had to sit in his office and sign invoices.

Receiver of this series of shotguns. Left view

As a result, Henry continued his work as a lone gunsmith until his death in 1898.

By all accounts, he was happy. Satisfied with his work, which allowed him to come up with various innovations. And to work with weapons in a way that the same Winchester did not allow him.

He never aspired to fame or fortune by producing firearms. Because if that were his goal, he could easily open another weapons factory after breaking up with Winchester. But he didn't. Such was the original designer.

Well, today, having a "henry" means owning a classic piece of American gun design.

It's just like owning and riding a 1903 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Of course, you won’t win any motorcycle races with him. But who cares? This is hardly the point.

"Shotguns" with a "mare's leg" stock were very popular on the market in 2019. In the US, such a weapon is considered a pistol!

And then it so happened that the Americans began to miss the old Henry rifles.

And there was a man named Louis Imperato, who, together with his son Anthony Imperato in 1996 in Brooklyn (New York), founded a new company called Henry Repeating Arms. And she began to produce copies of Henry's rifles, as well as their modern copies. And it soon became one of the top five long-barreled weapons manufacturers in the United States.

In the firm's mission statement, they wrote that their goal is to produce a line of classic, well-made firearms that everyone can afford. The enthusiasm, experience and professionalism of the company's employees are embodied in its motto:

"Made in America or not made at all."

Henry Repeating Arms staff. Anthony Imperato sits in the center

Today Henry Repeating Arms employs over 475 people. It has two factories with a total area of ​​250 square feet. The company is headquartered in Bayonne, New Jersey. And the second is in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Louis Imperato ran the company until his death in November 2007. Well, today the post of the president of the company is occupied by Anthony Imperato.

And this is Anthony and the female staff of the company

Henry Repeating Arms manufactures a wide range of lever action rifles in both rimfire and centerfire cartridges. Available in a variety of finishes including hardened brass, hardened silver, hardened colored body and traditional burnished.

To date, the company has sold more than one million Classic Lever Action .22 rifles, which has become its main product.

That carbine over there: Classic Lever Action .22

And this more modern H001ME Hero carbine chambered for the super effective .22 WMR cartridge (for shooting small and medium game at a distance of up to 50 meters) is a tribute to the times. No wonder there is a Picatinny rail on it

And, of course, she produces authentic copies of the "Henry rifle".

Including in a completely luxurious performance, designed for amateurs and fans.

In addition, the company is also the official licensee of the Boy Scouts of America firearms.

PS


The author and administration of the site would like to thank the management of Henry Repeating Arms for the photos and information provided.
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  1. Proxima
    Proxima 24 March 2021 11: 15
    +9
    The article clearly shows what it means for capitalists to have an effective manager, and what it means to simply have a talented designer. Everyone knows Colt, Winchester and others, but Henry is known only to a narrow circle of specialists. Another thing in the USSR in the 30s - 40s. The designers were on everyone's lips, but the directors of the enterprises producing their products are very little known. So to speak, the accents are clearly set! Very interesting article, thanks to the Author! hi
    1. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo 24 March 2021 14: 09
      +6
      Quote: Proxima
      Another thing in the USSR of the 30s - 40s.

      Yes.
      Henry would have gone to cut the forest at best, or even stand up against the wall.
      1. Proxima
        Proxima 24 March 2021 15: 01
        +1
        Quote: Narak-zempo
        Quote: Proxima
        Another thing in the USSR of the 30s - 40s.

        Yes.
        Henry would have gone to cut the forest at best, or even stand up against the wall.

        Yes, understand, you finally! The point is in the priorities that the socialist state is building. Do not be lazy and search the Internet for the Blue Light, say 1965. Who is there? - cosmonauts, leaders of production, in a word, COLLECTORS - PEOPLE OF LABOR. And now? Why under Stalin did the Stakhanovite get more than the professor? Why at that time the salary of a skilled worker was comparable to the salary of a director the enterprise where this worker works? Now compare the salary of a director and a simple robotie! This is the whole question, whose interests are expressed by the current government and system!
        1. kalibr
          24 March 2021 15: 25
          +15
          Quote: Proxima
          Why under Stalin did the Stakhanovite get more than the professor? Why at that time the salary of a skilled worker was comparable to the salary of the director of the enterprise where this worker works?

          You will have an article about the Stakhanovites. There will be ... and the question is, what if the Stakhanovite made piston rings for five years ahead, but they only need one month ahead. He received more professor and comrades, they raised the rate for rings (he can!), Reduced their salary accordingly (recalculated the standard), filled up the warehouse with them, and then it turned out that so many rings are not needed ... the plant is switching to another model, where rings there will be others. And the question is: whose interests are expressed by such an economic policy?
          1. Astra wild2
            Astra wild2 24 March 2021 16: 31
            +8
            Vyacheslav Olegovich, already in advance I foresee a sea of ​​emotions, accusations and rudeness
            1. kalibr
              24 March 2021 16: 33
              +6
              I have a big, thick book with a red cover that has a lot of interesting things about it. I will try to write from myself only: Hello, children and goodbye, children. There won't even be any pictures. Pictures today at 18.00
              1. Altona
                Altona 24 March 2021 20: 03
                +1
                Quote: kalibr
                where there are a lot of interesting things about it.

                -----------------------
                Thanks for the interesting historical background.
          2. Proxima
            Proxima 24 March 2021 17: 41
            -4
            Quote: kalibr
            And the question is: whose interests are expressed by such an economic policy?

            But definitely not in the "interests of the ruling class." Your example is typical of the costs of any economic formation. Because any formation is made by people, and man is an imperfect creature ("Errare humanum est"). Doesn't such savagery exist under capitalism? How it happens! Example: the cost of the IS-2 tank is 260 rubles, and the cost of a Royal Tiger comparable in terms of performance characteristics is six times more! fellow These are not any unfortunate rings for you. It is an indicator of the vitality of the two economiesthat history (for a short period is true) has clearly shown. But when the state stopped expressing the interests of the MAN-CREATOR, and the usual nomenclature, the USSR "ordered to live a long time." And Stalin was a thousand times right, who periodically "invigorated" this nomenclature so that these people do not forget for whom they serve and whose bread they eat. As they say - "servants of the people". Now what? In whose interests are laws passed? Is there an economic policy? The answer is implied ..
            1. kalibr
              25 March 2021 06: 35
              +1
              Quote: Proxima
              for a short period true

              It's good that at least you wrote something like that.
              1. Aviator_
                Aviator_ 26 March 2021 22: 36
                0
                Quote: Proxima
                for a short period true

                It's good that at least you wrote something like that.

                Do you seriously think that the current period will be much longer?
          3. Rostislav
            Rostislav 25 March 2021 00: 22
            +2
            What does the worker have to do with it? The master gave him the task of which rings to make. There is such a word - a plan, which determines both the assortment and the quantity. And if someone has failed with a production task, then what does the worker have to do with who knows how to work better than the rest?
            Nobody is immune from mistakes, as the saying goes, "the one who does nothing" is not mistaken. As for the sarcasm ".. whose interests are expressed by this kind of economic policy?" so I will answer - "such is the economic policy" allowed the USSR to first overcome the terrible consequences of the civil war, withstand the Great Patriotic War and overcome the post-war devastation, canceling the rationing system earlier than, for example, Great Britain.
            1. kalibr
              25 March 2021 06: 31
              +3
              Quote: Rostislav
              No one is immune from mistakes, as the saying goes, "the one who does nothing" is not mistaken.

              How well you said. The only question is ... THE NUMBER OF ERRORS, isn't it? Here they made more rings, then they shot too many people, then the factory gave 92% of the marriage, "missed the plane, sank the steamer" ... and as a result, there were so many "mistakes" that the 91st came ...
            2. kalibr
              25 March 2021 06: 32
              +3
              Quote: Rostislav
              canceling the card system earlier than, for example, Great Britain.

              And what's the point? Where is England now, and where is the USSR?
        2. Astra wild2
          Astra wild2 24 March 2021 16: 25
          +3
          I do not want and will not, so as not to cry from resentment
    2. Fat
      Fat 29 March 2021 13: 33
      0
      Thanks for the comment, however Henry, ..
      I would not have known about an engineer with that last name.
      Henry's staple carved into memory in large letters
  2. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 24 March 2021 11: 16
    +13
    Well, we waited about the Inventor of the rifle Henry good, and the occasion is the Anniversary! Vyacheslav Olegovich - many thanks hi
    Without exaggeration, the Man is a Legend!
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 24 March 2021 11: 31
      +7
      Among other things, I was also struck by the inlay on the weapon. Wonderful photos and illustrations.
      Thank you, Vyacheslav Olegovich!
      1. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 24 March 2021 16: 58
        +7
        "I was struck by the inlay" completely purple in quality and all sorts of show-off, but the finish is amazing. Shotguns and pistols produced before mid-19th century - picture.
        I understand with my mind the advantages of serial production, but with my heart I understand the piece work. In a piece or small series, the soul of the master is felt
        Р
        S
        Vyacheslav Olegovich talked about Goltyakov: he was a master of piece work, and in mass production he felt cramped.
        If I am a man, then for hunting and as they say: for the soul. I would try to get a piece or small-scale shotgun
    2. Alien From
      Alien From 24 March 2021 11: 40
      +11
      The man and the ship) we are waiting for the continuation hi
      1. kalibr
        24 March 2021 12: 10
        +12
        Next in line are two more: about Colt and Browning ... And today at 18.00 will be released "about the knights".
        1. Alien From
          Alien From 24 March 2021 12: 49
          +8
          Chukchi reader) wait .....!
        2. Astra wild2
          Astra wild2 24 March 2021 17: 00
          +3
          Great. YouTube will wait
          1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
            Kote Pan Kokhanka 24 March 2021 18: 35
            +2
            Vyacheslav Olegovich thank you! Amazing article, gorgeous illustrations !!!
            1. vladcub
              vladcub 24 March 2021 18: 46
              +2
              Namesake, VO master to illustrate. He has probably out of 10 works in 1 or 2 "Spartan minimum" with illustrations
  3. WHAT IS
    WHAT IS 24 March 2021 11: 23
    +11
    As no one at first understood her role in the Civil War, and then in the wars with the Indians.

    Still, some people understood, because it was these rifles that were armed and perfectly demonstrated their accuracy and rate of fire by the soldiers of two armed "Henry" regiments of the Union in the battle of Franklin against the attacks of the Confederation, as well as the destruction of the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians armed with the same "Henry" 7 XNUMXst Cavalry Regiment at Little Big Horn. Thank you for the photo, beautiful weapon!
  4. John22
    John22 24 March 2021 11: 39
    +6
    Eternal memory to Benjamin Henry. The article reported on what was previously hidden with us about the famous gunsmith. Thank. I would like details and details about his work as a designer on a rifle and subsequent designs. But such information, apparently, is only in American literature and where to get it.
    1. kalibr
      24 March 2021 12: 04
      +7
      Quote: John22
      But such information, apparently, is only in American literature and where to get it.

      Even there, her cat cried!
  5. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 24 March 2021 11: 40
    +5
    know how to surprise Vyacheslav ... nice.
    1. kalibr
      24 March 2021 12: 04
      +7
      Quote: Andrey Yurievich
      know how to surprise Vyacheslav

      We stand on that and will stand!
      1. Richard
        Richard 24 March 2021 18: 46
        +3
        kalibr (Vyacheslav)Henry Repeating Arms manufactures a wide range of lever action rifles in both rimfire and centerfire cartridges. Available in a variety of finishes including hardened brass, hardened silver, hardened colored body and traditional burnished.
        To date, the company has sold more than one million Classic Lever Action .22 rifles, which has become its main product.

        Greetings, Vyacheslav hi
        today "Henry Rifles & Shotguns" releases this:


        link the official website of the company: https://www.henryusa.com/henry-rifles-and-shotguns/
        1. kalibr
          24 March 2021 18: 56
          +3
          I know they bombarded me with offers ...
          1. Richard
            Richard 24 March 2021 19: 00
            +4
            Offer them barter. They give you their products, and an article of praise about them on the Russian internet wink
            1. kalibr
              25 March 2021 06: 36
              +2
              Quote: Richard
              Offer them barter. They give you their products, and an article of praise about them on the Russian internet

              Do you think they need it? Not at all!
              1. Richard
                Richard 25 March 2021 06: 49
                +2
                If they overwhelmed you with offers, then they see you as a potential buyer of their products. Consider them as potential advertisers. Consensus is quite real
                1. kalibr
                  25 March 2021 06: 51
                  +1
                  No, Richard, in real life everything is simpler and a little different. They know that I am a journalist, but ... they do not know what a journalist is in Russia ... They measure it according to their "rates".
  6. Free wind
    Free wind 24 March 2021 11: 40
    +4
    an interesting article, and the gunsmiths are quite pleasant women, for my taste, these are not, who grow on palm trees. Somehow I came across an advertisement for weapons on the Internet, characteristics and prices of weapons in an arms store in Petrograd, in 1910. For hunting weapons. From 6 to 80 rubles, without jewelry. So there is a large number of self-loading rifles, self-cocking. With magazines up to 15 rounds. With and without sniper sights. With combat check up to 500 steps.
  7. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 24 March 2021 11: 46
    +9
    Henry's Brace? The first working lever action rifle? "Klava, I'm lying around!" ...

    Henry's rifle is patented in 1860! And before that the Wessons managed to produce pistols and carbines (rifles) "Volcanic" arr. 1854!

    Are 1500-2000 rifles with barrels of 3 "lengths" not working rifles?
    But was Volcanic the first? Here's a look at Porter's gun (rifle) arr. 1851!


    1250 rifles ... are they also not working weapons?
    1. kalibr
      24 March 2021 12: 08
      +8
      My articles were about all this here. About Volcanic - very detailed. I mean a cartridge rifle ... Porter has a capsule ...
    2. kalibr
      24 March 2021 12: 25
      +7
      Read here: https://en.topwar.ru/177152-revolvernye-karabiny-ssha-odin-originalnee
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 24 March 2021 13: 52
        +10
        Thanks for the link ... read it! But my comment is not about "Volcanic" and not about Porter ", but about the brace, the so-called Henry and“ who ”was the first at the“ armory wedding feast ”! Well, the brace ... but is it really Henry? Before Henry there were, for example, the Wessons and Porter, whom I mentioned ... but there were others! For the first time "lever reloading" was patented in 1849. Hunt ... from the "clever action" of Hunt, evolution reached Porter and the Wessons! So why brace (lever) exactly Henry? As for the "others", then Spencer was among them! Spencer patented a "lever action" (cartridge!) rifle in March 1860; and Henry his Rifle in October 1860! Who was the first? There is no need to answer, because you have already answered: We can say that the Spencer of 1860 became the first American magazine rifle, and produced in the USA in more than 200 copies at once by three manufacturers from 000 to 1860. (Shpakovsky)... By the way, both "henry" and "Spencers" got into the army at about the same period! And about the orders ... the first orders for Henry's guns were 14000 ... for the Spencer - somewhere under 100.000 ghans So ... the first working clever action rifle belongs to Henry? Why? "Volcanic"? Well, God bless him! And "Spencer"? And why would it be so easy to forget Porter if he is a capsule? The title "begins" with a "lever action", not a cartridge loading! hi
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 24 March 2021 14: 25
          +5
          Volodya, do not find fault and do not be a bore. smile
          And in general, when will you finally give birth to interesting material yourself? For a long time, brother, it's time, otherwise Vyacheslav is practically the only one holding the "defense", and we are all just rolling in the comments. drinks
          I would write about the Winchester Thumb Trigger Model / 99, I think everyone would be interested.


          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 24 March 2021 16: 00
            +7
            Happy birthday to you
            Happy birthday to you
            Happy birthday, Konstantin
            Happy Birthday to you fellow
            The main thing is peace and health, the rest we will buy!
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 24 March 2021 16: 13
              +7
              Thank you Albert! smile Long live we and our bright future for someone's money! laughing drinks
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 24 March 2021 16: 58
                +4
                Schaub we loved everyone, and we got paid for it drinks
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 24 March 2021 17: 07
                  +6
                  Well, for the fulfillment of desires. drinks drinks drinks
                  1. Krasnodar
                    Krasnodar 24 March 2021 17: 12
                    +3
                    Mine is a brunette in boots and a fur coat in the center laughing drinks
                    1. Catfish
                      Catfish 24 March 2021 18: 14
                      +6
                      Take it, it's not a pity. fellow She has nothing under her fur coat, in my opinion. wink
                      1. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 24 March 2021 18: 57
                        +3
                        There is. Honor, intelligence and conscience)).
                      2. Catfish
                        Catfish 24 March 2021 19: 34
                        +4
                        Was ................................. request

                      3. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 24 March 2021 19: 41
                        +5
                        And Lenin took everything for himself? repeat
                      4. Catfish
                        Catfish 24 March 2021 19: 49
                        +4
                        Well, it's not his fault that the rest of the bags were already full to the top and to the point of failure. laughing
                      5. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 24 March 2021 19: 55
                        +4
                        "Take care of the dress with the young, and honor - whenever possible" (c).
                        Jewish folk wisdom
                      6. Catfish
                        Catfish 24 March 2021 19: 58
                        +6
                        Here "whenever possible" is the key thesis and I agree with it! good
      2. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 24 March 2021 17: 50
        +3
        I agree with that
  • Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 24 March 2021 17: 49
    +6
    Illustrations Konstantin "cat" will help, someone epigraph, and I reviews. There will be collective creativity
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  • Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 24 March 2021 19: 04
    +5
    You're right, Kostya! Today I'm out of sorts again! (I ordered the brow to make one necessary "vesch" ... the deadlines were long overdue, and they were bothering me with "breakfasts"! I quarreled into a splash ... it almost didn't come to a fight! ...)
    And about the article ... Yes, there was some time ago a burning desire to seriously write an article. and maybe even more than one! But the desire, alas, has cooled down ... there is no time to deal with articles ... I have moved to another region ... I have not yet settled down to the end ... there are problems ... if necessary, I have to return to my "historical homeland", and then, having solved the case, back ... maybe ... in addition, my wife is seriously ill ... so, not yet before the articles! I have even decided that, if there are reasons, then post articles in the form of comments, if possible! So far, such reasons are not particularly observed ... So ... "as soon as, so immediately"! hi
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 24 March 2021 19: 38
      +5
      Clear. Well, good luck and health to your wife. We are all for you. drinks
      1. Richard
        Richard 25 March 2021 00: 12
        +5
        "Let life play like a mash
        In which deeds are foaming.
        Let the shirt not wear out
        In which my mother gave birth,
        "Kostya, pour the wine - your throat is dry!
        In your honor now we are drinking - badge-fly! "
        (old birthday toast of the Terek Cossacks)
        drinks
      2. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 25 March 2021 09: 10
        +3
        Thanks for your kind words ! hi
  • Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 24 March 2021 13: 09
    +5
    Thanks for the great article!
  • Basarev
    Basarev 24 March 2021 13: 09
    +3
    Henry in the USA - that we have a three-line. It is only very difficult for civilians to take possession of it.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 24 March 2021 14: 27
      +3
      Quote: Basarev
      Henry in the USA - that we have a three-line. It is only very difficult for civilians to take possession of it.

      Why is it difficult? Only if because of the cost? And MP-143 and KO-30 and Lancaster of them. With Henry Bracket - Rossi 92 in all calibers and smooth and rough. Even pneumatic ones are wassat
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 24 March 2021 19: 07
        +2
        It is very difficult to collect the documents, and even the long-term experience of the smoothbore must be, and it cannot be used ... And I would like to buy straight away and shoot without grief. For example, to put the robbers who broke into the house, because to kill the scoundrel is the sacred right of any respectable citizen. At least that's the case in normal countries.
  • Undecim
    Undecim 24 March 2021 13: 42
    +7
    200 years of Henry. First working lever action rifle
    No, Vyacheslav Olegovich, with all due respect to Henry and to you - not the first. Even if we do not count the revolver of a certain Italian Cesar Rosalio, Colt rifles and Volcanic pistols, then by nine months, at least formally, Benjamin Henry was ahead of Christopher Spencer.

    Spencer's patent.


    Henry's patent.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 24 March 2021 14: 05
      +6
      Vic, good afternoon hi ... Did you mean this rifle? This is even before the carbine of 1865.

      1. Undecim
        Undecim 24 March 2021 14: 22
        +6
        Yes, I mean the Model 1860 Spencer Repeating Rifle.
    2. kalibr
      24 March 2021 15: 17
      +7
      I had an article about Spencer ...
  • Operator
    Operator 24 March 2021 14: 04
    -5
    No one disputes that Colt's revolver and Henry's rifle fundamentally changed the tactics of the infantry. But then the Mauser rifle, the Maxim machine gun, the Browning self-loading pistol, etc. appeared.

    The American successors of the Colt, Henry, Maxim and Browning case managed to lose the palm of their hands: the AK-47 was twenty years ahead of the M16, the PKM is still an unsurpassed single machine gun, the Glock left no stone unturned from the American short-barreled weapons, etc. .d.

    Against this background, the modern Henry rifle looks like mammoth shit (sorry, muah) laughing
    1. kalibr
      24 March 2021 15: 17
      +10
      Quote: Operator
      Against this background, the modern Henry rifle looks like mammoth shit.

      Whoever likes what, the devil said and sat down in ...
      1. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 24 March 2021 16: 09
        +3
        Well said
      2. alsoclean
        alsoclean 25 March 2021 17: 09
        +1
        "Everyone has their own taste" - said the watchdog licking ..... in the cold))
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 24 March 2021 16: 02
      +4
      Quote: Operator
      No one disputes that Colt's revolver and Henry's rifle fundamentally changed the tactics of the infantry. But then the Mauser rifle, the Maxim machine gun, the Browning self-loading pistol, etc. appeared.

      The American successors to the cause of Colt, Henry, Maxim and Browning managed to lose the palm of their hands: the AK-47 was twenty years ahead of the M16,

      M-16 and AK are so different things ...
      1. Operator
        Operator 24 March 2021 16: 28
        0
        Generally, the AK and M16 belong to the same class of individual infantry small arms and to the same class of automatic firearms with a side gas engine.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 24 March 2021 16: 52
          +6
          And to the class of firearms, as such, in general laughing
          1. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 24 March 2021 17: 14
            +5
            Greetings Albert wink in one, the Operator is right: AK-47 and M-16 really belong to the same class of weapons. According to our classification, they are automatic carbines. On the enemy side - assault rifles (the only question is that the very concept of "Assault rifle" is more a political concept than a weapon one, I think you don't need to remind who in 1944 came up with this name?). As for the rest, the choice of weapon is often a financial and political issue.
            1. Operator
              Operator 24 March 2021 17: 34
              -5
              According to the official American classification, the M16 is called an "automatic rifle" - exactly in accordance with the barrel length of 20 inches.

              The term "assault rifle" is unofficial.
              1. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 24 March 2021 17: 40
                +3
                Quote: Operator
                According to the official American classification, the M16 is called an "automatic rifle" - exactly in accordance with the barrel length of 20 inches.

                The term "assault rifle" is unofficial.

                In my opinion, I wrote "assault rifle" a political term, read carefully. Then he compared Nasha and the enemy classifications. According to our classification, these are automatic carbines.
                What is M-4? And the PKK ??? By enemy classification. laughing
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 24 March 2021 17: 57
                  +5
                  RPK - according to the American classification light machine gun))
                  RPK - 74 - unambiguously "assault rifle" good
                2. Operator
                  Operator 24 March 2021 18: 24
                  +1
                  М4 - automatic carbine, RPK - light machine gun.
            2. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 24 March 2021 17: 35
              +3
              Greetings, Alex! hi
              In this I also agree - in Hebrew they are both rove saar, that is: assault rifles. I think that the name here is more historical than political))
              As for the choice of weapons, the Israelis are for shaet 13, i.e. special forces of the morflot, they use AK, for reasons of expediency. So, in my time, the rest of the army sat mainly on the M-16, although there were heaps of Kalash - set up a plant for the production of cartridges and sell it to the whole world)).
              His own Galil, with a more friendly "sight" and reliability for dummies than the AK, Kalashnikov was taken out of the infantry - heavier than the M-16, and he himself and the shops.
              The Soviet SVD was used in the "anti-partisan" special forces Egoz (while he was such ".
              Politics, finances are also true, but the Jews prefer to buy, for example, fighters and helicopters with the money of American aid, and the shooter is already for real money.
    3. Catfish
      Catfish 24 March 2021 16: 22
      +7
      AK-47 is twenty years ahead of M16,


      How many years was the MR-43 / I ahead of the AK?

      ... PKM is still the unrivaled single machine gun ...


      Well, what about the MG-42 and its subsequent modifications?

      As for "Glock", Mr. Paratov has already spoken about this: "Who likes watermelon, and who likes pork cartilage", request
      1. Operator
        Operator 24 March 2021 16: 30
        -4
        With a buggy (movable barrel), excessively rapid-fire (1200 rounds per minute) and weighing almost poods MG-42, you definitely hit your finger in the sky laughing

        Watch modern American and European films, as well as American police videos - all characters are armed exclusively with Glocks.
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 24 March 2021 16: 32
          +8
          Well, if I "finger to the sky", then you are certainly in an unrepresentable part of the human organon. laughing
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        2. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 24 March 2021 16: 54
          +6
          Quote: Operator


          Watch modern American and European films, as well as American police videos - all characters are armed exclusively with Glocks.

          I used the 19th, the thing is really good. but he appeared in a different technological era
          1. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 24 March 2021 17: 21
            +3
            Quote: Krasnodar

            I used the 19th, the thing is really good. but he appeared in a different technological era

            Botanist bully here's the Glock 18 - Thing !!!! As he gave a "turn" in one short press - and run to gut the ammunition box! drinks
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 24 March 2021 17: 39
              +3
              laughing
              I didn't even hold it in my hands, to be honest. 17th - yes, I agree drinks
  • Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 24 March 2021 16: 05
    +5
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, colleagues, good afternoon.
    "Colonel Benjamin Tyler, was the first locksmith in town to establish several successful factories there."
    Does it seem to me alone that the phrase is clumsy? It was probably more appropriate to say: "Benjamin Tyler was a talented mechanic and a successful entrepreneur, he founded several successful factories."
    I missed companionship and came here. And I behave like a pig.: I start with criticism
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, do not be angry, but I cannot change myself: I notice that there are no links and clumsy
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 24 March 2021 16: 26
      +7
      Good afternoon, Vera. smile
      Healthy and fair criticism has never hurt anyone. And Vyacheslav has a positive attitude towards her.
      1. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 24 March 2021 17: 26
        +4
        If everyone responds from the machine. It will be worse than the "wild west"
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 24 March 2021 18: 17
          +4
          The machine also needs to be found. Although, if you wish ...
          1. Astra wild2
            Astra wild2 24 March 2021 20: 26
            +3
            I have a great desire to have PSM in the table, I "played" with them a lot, but this is not real
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 24 March 2021 20: 39
              +4
              "So let's drink to our desires to match our capabilities." (C) drinks
      2. vladcub
        vladcub 24 March 2021 20: 03
        +4
        "the team of authors" Samsonov "is above criticism
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 24 March 2021 20: 11
          +6
          Glory, well, why are you talking about them, and even peering at night, still dream, God forbid. stop
          1. vladcub
            vladcub 24 March 2021 20: 42
            +4
            Anto is not desirable, I have to go to work and need to rest, but if they dream ..... What kind of rest is there in FIG.
            Although, on the other hand, it is curious, what kind of "group of authors" is this? Fertilizes the site with its "waste products" like horses and cows soil
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 24 March 2021 20: 59
              +5
              Fertilizes the site with its "waste products" like horses and cows soil


              This was done by monkeys in prehistoric times. Evidently, evolution has not affected all mammals. wink
              1. vladcub
                vladcub 25 March 2021 12: 36
                +1
                It seems so
    2. kalibr
      24 March 2021 16: 37
      +4
      Quote: Astra wild2
      but I cannot change myself: I notice that there are no links and clumsy

      And rightly so, "in" is not needed there at all.
  • faterdom
    faterdom 24 March 2021 16: 48
    +3


    And this is Anthony and the female staff of the company

    The rifles are good, of course.
    But the women ...
    One more moment made me happy:
    "Shotguns" with a "mare's leg" stock were very popular on the market in 2019. In the US, such a weapon is considered a pistol!

    It is something! In our country, not a single police department recognizes the sawn-off shotgun as a pistol, let alone a rifle.
  • Looking for
    Looking for 24 March 2021 17: 04
    -1
    Glory to Russian gunsmiths !!!!
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 24 March 2021 18: 58
      +4
      Quote: Seeker
      Glory to Russian gunsmiths !!!!

      Well then, with you a respected article about outstanding Russian or Soviet gunsmiths. Go for it!
    2. vladcub
      vladcub 24 March 2021 20: 00
      +4
      Actually, the conversation is about Henry, not domestic gunsmiths
  • vladcub
    vladcub 24 March 2021 19: 05
    +3
    "continued his work as a lone gunsmith", probably produced piece copies of guns
  • vladcub
    vladcub 24 March 2021 19: 58
    +4
    "as a lone gunsmith" could he rival Winchester under Browning, I'm not sure. And with Marlin could compete for # 2-3 place
  • Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 26 March 2021 13: 30
    0
    There are favorite authors on VO ... Vyacheslav Olegovich is one of their cohort.
    I swallowed the article without chewing, intelligibly, understandably, interestingly. smile
    Keep it up Vyacheslav Olegovich ... You have admirers of your talent as a writer about weapons. hi