Almost all modern rifles can draw lineage back to the New Haven Arms 1860 Henry, and almost all centerfire cartridges can trace their roots to the .44-40 WCF. It is said that at one time or another, almost every American firearms manufacturer has chambered a rifle in this cartridge, and it is easy to see why. The most widely adopted centerfire cartridge of its time, the .44-40 changed the game when it was introduced in 1873. A favorite among frontiersmen, cowboys, and 19th-century hunters, the .44-40 is the cartridge that won the West. While it is often overlooked by more modern loads, if you’re interested in owning, displaying, and shooting a piece of American history, a Henry Original H011 in .44-40 is the one to bring home.