"The Henry rifle given to Abraham Lincoln in 1862 by the New Haven Arms Company."
Gift With a Purpose
"The New Haven Arms Company presented this engraved, gold-mounted Henry rifle to Abraham Lincoln in an effort to influence the sale of its weapon to the army. Designed by B. Tyler Henry, the .44-caliber, lever action repeating rifle fired up to seven times faster than single-shot muskets. But the rifle was deemed too heavy and damage-prone for regular battlefield use. Although the federal government purchased relatively few of the rifles, several Northern state militias acquired them at their own expense."
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