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B. Tyler Henry receives a patent for his lever-action, sixteen shot repeating rifle

New Haven, Connecticut, 1854
10/16/1860
B. Tyler Henry of New Haven, Connecticut received Patent Number 304446 for his lever-action, sixteen shot tubular magazine rifle.  Not officially adopted by the Union Army during the war, the weapon nevertheless saw significant action as soldiers privately purchased them for battlefield use.  In 1867, the Winchester Repeating Arms Company was incorporated and the WInchester-Henry Rifle became legendary.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Thomas Henshaw, The History of Winchester Firearms 1866-1992 (Clinton, NJ: New Win Publishing, 1992), 7. 

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