The lever's beginnings

Good article TRL ;), I have a few in different calibers. Marlins (pre-Ruger) in 30-30 and 45-70 (1895 SBL), Henry's in 357 mag, 44 mag, 45-70 (Big Boy X models), and 45LC in their Big Boy Silver (goes nicely with my Uberti 1873 Cattleman in 45LC), and my expensive collection piece, a Winchester 1873 44-40, with the production date of 1889 (15-16 years after model first introduced).
This is the Henry last time out iron sites old eyes 50 yds