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44 Henry Ammo Rimfire

UMC Brand – Unopened

Circa 1911

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.

44 Henry Ammo Rimfire
44 Henry Ammo Rimfire Flat Cartridges

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.

Check out our “drop down” Ammo menu for more choices of full Henry Ammo boxes. 

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.

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, eventually controlling the Company.  Subsequently, Oliver Winchester hired B. Tyler Henry to improve the Volcanic design.  B. Tyler 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 rimfire cartridge was born. With his new metallic cartridge and S & W’s lever action design, he developed the Henry Rifle.  Thus, the henry rifle, using the .44 rimfire cartridge, was the first reliable lever action rifle.

Box wrapped in plastic for protection.

Clarks Antiques – Antique 44 Henry Ammo Rimfire – Price $4,250.00 

Item #1596

 

This Henry Ammo Rimfire pairs well with our Winchester 1866 Henry Marked Rifle

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