Post by winchester1886 on Jan 26, 2009 2:05:52 GMT -5
I used to reenact with a Henry as I can't afford a lot of guns and I planned to use it for Cowboy Action Shooting as well. I had to sell my Henry to cover some medical expenses. I would like to get another in time. I was wondering if anybody knew of a "proper" cartridge box for a Henry? I actually used a Pistol Cartridge box but I know that it wasn't correct.
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I don't think you was as far off base as you might think. Using a standard US carbine cartridge box (less the sharps tins) might be your best choice. Pockets seem to have been the "backup plan." Because of the low numbers of Henrys in the field (less than 14,000) and some of them being private purchase, it is hard to say for sure.
Keith There was an official cartridge box for the Henry but as I understand it they were very rare. Here is a drawing of one.
I know that someone was making them but I don’t remember who. I have to tell you I think that the drawing is not compleatly correct as with all the weight from the lead bullets I don’t see how it would stay on the belt and how the belt would stay up without a shoulder strap. I suspect that the artist missed some attachment for a shoulder strap when he made the drawing. Terry
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2009 10:25:34 GMT -5 by major146
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