44 Henry Ammo Rimfire
UMC Brand – Unopened
A near perfect box of UNOPENED, factory sealed, UMC 44 Henry Ammo Rimfire cartridges. This box was manufactured after the UMC/Remington merger in 1911, showing the “Remington/UMC” in the red circle on the top label. The end side labels of this box are also stamped “.44 Henry R.F. Flat” & “Black Powder“. The guarantee label on the bottom of the box is in excellent condition. Also, it is printed in both English and Spanish. The top label is dark green in color and near perfect showing no damage. The bullet pictured on the lid is marked “44 Henry Flat” & “Model 1866“. The top label shows two tiny rub spots – nothing serious.
Any box of UNOPENED, factory sealed, Henry ammo from any era is a rare find. Especially in this condition. This box would display nicely with a Henry rifle or any model 1866 Winchester rimfire.
History of the .44 Henry Rimfire Cartridge
One of the great reasons for the ultimate success of the Henry rifle, most notably the Henry Model 1860 repeating rifle, was the self-contained metallic .44 Henry cartridge.
In 1854, the Smith & Wesson Company had patented a lever action pistol using a toggle action and an integral front-loading magazine. Unfortunately, the “rocket ball” ammunition used with this design left much to be desired. Despite the limitations of rocket ball ammunition, the rocket ball was used in a number of attempts at making a commercially successful firearm. As a result, this lead to the reorganization and creation of the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company.
During this Smith & Wesson reorganization, Oliver Winchester became a major stockholder. Smith & Wesson both dropped out of the Volcanic Arms Co. circa 1855-56 and Oliver Winchester reorganized, again, as the New Haven Arms Co. in 1857. Subsequently, Winchester hired B. Tyler Henry to improve the Volcanic design. Henry went one step further by improving the cartridge. He invented a copper cased self-contained cartridge which made the bullets more reliable. Accordingly, the .44 caliber Henry rimfire cartridge was born. With his new cartridge and S&W’s lever action design, he developed a new rifle. Thus, the Henry Rifle, using the .44 Henry rimfire cartridge, was the first reliable lever action rifle.
Otherwise known as the 1866 “yellowboy”, the improved Henry rifle was also chambered for the .44 Henry Rimfire cartridge.
Box wrapped in plastic for protection.
Clarks Antiques – Antique 44 Henry Ammo Rimfire – Price $4,250.00
- We have another identical box, item #1593, Un-Opened and factory sealed for $4,000.00. Contact us for more information and photos if you are interested. Check out our “drop down” Ammo menu for more choices of full Henry Ammo boxes.
This Henry Ammo Rimfire pairs well with our Winchester 1866 Henry Marked Rifle
Note: If you are looking for .44 Henry ammo, single cartridges, we do have a limited selection of rim fire and central fire (.44 S&W American) available for purchase. Please contact us for selection and pricing.
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