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Title: 1860 Henry cleaning rod
Post by: Triggersmith on January 20, 2006, 09:17:06 PM
Greetings all.  Glad to see we got a Henry forum.  I had the good fortune to come across a beautiful Navy Arms 1860 Henry a while back. It is chambered in 44/40 and shoots just dandy.  Does anyone out there know where I can find the 4 piece take-down cleaning rod for the Henry.
I found the pictures of the rod and could probably build one from the photos but I would like to find one. 
Triggersmith
Title: Re: 1860 Henry cleaning rod
Post by: Lone Gunman on January 21, 2006, 12:04:32 AM
I'm sure you'd prefer a more definitive answer, but hey...this is all you'll get from me  ;D

There is a foreign military surplus 4 piece steel cleaning rod that fits perfectly in the butt of a Henry after you've removed the t-handle. I don't know what it originally was made to fit, I don't know what country it was made in, I don't know where you can buy one. It's the sort of thing you have to watch for a gunshows...then you can get one for a buck or two if you're shrewed.  8)
Title: Re: 1860 Henry cleaning rod
Post by: Grizzly Adams on January 25, 2006, 11:09:46 PM
I have one that I got some years ago from Navy Arms (?) that is a 5 piece brass rod.  They told me it was a Henry cleaning rod made by Uberti.  If true, it is odd, because it will not fit in the butt trap of the Henry.

Title: Re: 1860 Henry cleaning rod
Post by: Triggersmith on January 25, 2006, 11:35:50 PM
thanks for the reply.  The photos I have are of a 4 piece rod.  Wood with brass ends and end piece is grooved like a jag.
Triggersmith
Title: Re: 1860 Henry cleaning rod
Post by: SGT John Chapman on February 16, 2006, 07:29:07 PM
The one from Dixie Gun Works is correct except for the fact it's only three pieces,..............

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/Sgt_John_Chapman/Henry_Pics.jpg)

Another problem you might run into is that the hole in the butt stock is about 1/2" too shallow,...... I used a Paddle bit and and extension and cut it deeper on mine,............