It seems there are two different lovers of Henry rifles, well probably more, but here goes. There are those that can afford to collect original Henry rifles which takes some very deep pockets to be able to afford one or more of the originals, $20,000 can be a low end. Even original ammunition can bring over $10,000 per box at times, I do have 13 original rounds. I think it would be neat to have an original in my collection to be able to look, touch with a hands on experience with the Henry rifle. Unfortunately that will probably never happen. The best book on original Henry rifles is the book by Les Quick "The Henry Repeating rifle". This book has excellent color pictures of the many variations of Henry rifles even down to the two Japanese marked Henry Rifles. I had the opportunity many years ago to handle and examine both of the Japanese marked Henry rifles. There are also Henry rifles that were converted to fire center fire ammunition with the .44 Henry center fire round. I found it very interesting when I was visiting my local gun shop whose owner had an original Henry rifle. He pulled it out and handed it to me. I asked if I could open the action and he was ok with that saying he never had. Upon examining it I discovered it was one of those converted to center fire. Another group interested in the Henry rifle is the group within the Civil War reenacting community. This group is armed with the reproduction versions of the Henry repeating rifle as made by Uberti and the Henry Repeating Arms Company. Reenactors at "battle events" shoot blanks and are able to experience the sound of what a company of men armed with the Henry would have experienced during the Civil War. It is also an education for the Confederates on the receiving end of the firepower. As I like to say "Victory thru rapid fire". The Henry rifle was a game changer for those that were armed with and those on the receiving end of the Henry. this was defiantly true at the Battle of Allatoona Pass. A reproduction Henry rifle is also an expensive rifle at around $1400 to $2000 so it is not for everybody. Blanks can also be expensive to shoot but then you do get to actually shoot the Henry rifle while those with original Henry rifles just admire, handle and look at their Henry rifle. Both have a trade off. The answer would be to own both an original and a reproduction but that gets expensive. Another group of reenactors use their reproduction Henry rifles at live fire shooting events where they can experience hitting targets with bullets. I have been fortunate to handle and examine several original Henry rifles over the years. Every time I an in awe of what the original Henry rifle did to bring a change to future firearms and tactics. Unfortunately there are some from both groups of Henry rifle enthusiasts that look down upon each other for various reasons. The Henry rifle was indeed a revolutionary rifle and was sought after by many during the Civil War. Originals do indeed tell a story that can be told by studying, handling and researching its background. While a reproduction can also bring to life what the fire power of a Henry rifle was and how tactics changed. Both the original and the reproduction have there place in the studying and education of the Henry Repeating Rifle.