In 1859 oil was discovered in Titusville, PA and so began the dream of the American Oilman. Adventurer, explorer and ultimate risk-taker, the American Oilman continues to inspire and define what it means to be a wildcatter. To honor this inspiration, Henry Repeating Arms is proud to introduce the American Oilman Tribute Edition.
The 19th century oilfield was a dangerous place. It took a special blend of courage and curiosity to become an oilman. The hazards of unexplored fields, threats of well fires and lost fortunes were only a few of the many obstacles an oilman encountered. But each step into the oilfield, into the unknown, created the American Oilman of today.
Whether it’s marrying hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling, tapping into vast new oil supplies in onshore shale fields, or finding deepwater drilling efficiencies, the American Oilman continues a tradition of exploration and technological development that lessens our dependence on foreign oil and reduces our footprint in the field.
Though larger-than-life oil barons like J.D. Rockefeller and J. Paul Getty are gone, we salute those who blaze the trail today; the driver of the tank truck, the foreman in the field, the well-treater, the geologist, the engineer. They are the American Oilman — still exploring, innovating and propelling the American oil industry into the future.
|American Oilman Tribute Edition|
|Action Type||Lever Action|
|Caliber||.44 Magnum/.44 Special|
|Barrel Length||20″ octagonal|
|Length of Pull||14″|
|Rate of Twist||1:38|
|Stock||Straight-grip American walnut|
|Sights||Fully adjustable semi-buckhorn rear with adjustable white diamond insert and brass beaded front sight|
|Finish||Hardened brass receiver, buttplate and barrel band|