Henry Repeating Arms Brass Lever Action .45-70 H010B
It’s a caliber that traces its origins from the battlefield to its modern-day presence in hunting camps across the country, and it’s capable of handling even the largest game in North America.
Introduced by the U.S. Army in 1873, this cartridge was first known as the .45 Government. As it made its way into commercially produced firearms the name .45-70 appeared because it was loaded with a 70-grain black powder charge with 405 and 500-grain bullets. Virtually all rifle making companies of the late 19th century chambered their single shots and lever actions for the .45-70. As those companies and their rifles faded away, the .45-70’s popularity did not. Factory .45-70 ammunition has been cataloged continuously since 1873 but never in the variety of loadings available now, in the 21st century. They range from 405-grain lead bullet, low-velocity loads for deer hunting and target shooting to high-velocity 300 to 400 grain jacketed bullet once meant for large game.
The H010B Brass Lever Action .45-70 receiver is made of hardened brass fitted to a deep blued steel 22″ octagon barrel with a removable tubular magazine of four-round capacity.
Its straight-grip buttstock and brass-capped forend are crafted of beautiful American walnut. The model H010B is factory issued with a fully adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight and a brass beaded front sight. Because the receiver is drilled and tapped, scope mounting is an easy option.
For those seeking classic good looks combined with a time-honored Old West cartridge, the H010B deserves a spot in your safe and whatever adventure you decide to take it on from there.