Henry .44 Rimfire Rifle- Produced in New Haven, CT, only about 10,000 Henry rifles were manufactured before 1865. With limited availability, the price went up & soon the Henry was a $50-$100 rifle. Despite having a 16-shoot tubular magazine, the Henry could only pump out a pistol-level projectile –a short 200-grain, .44 caliber bullet at fairly slow velocity. The breechloading Henry sent off projectiles considerably larger in diameter & much heavier in weight.
Winchester 1886 45/70 An improvement over the 1873, the 1886 Winchester was chambered for such powerful cartridges as the 45/70 and 45/90. It is likely the strongest lever action rifle ever made, and lead to modern designs. It took lever actions out of the pistol cartridge class and into the Big Bore world.