A caliber that traces its origins from the battlefield to its modern-day presence in hunting camps across the country.
Introduced by the U.S. Army in 1873, this cartridge was first known as the .45 Government. As it made its way into commercially produced firearms the name .45-70 appeared, because it was loaded with a 70 grain blackpowder charge with 405 and 500 grain bullets. Virtually all rifle making companies of the late 19th century chambered their single shots and lever actions for the .45-70. As those companies and their rifles faded away, the .45-70’s popularity did not. Factory .45-70 ammunition has been cataloged continuously since 1873 but never in the variety of loadings available now, in the 21st century. They range from 405 grain lead bullet, low-velocity loads for deer hunting and target shooting to high-velocity 300 to 400 grain jacketed bullet ones meant for large game.
- Model Number: H010B
- Action Type: Lever Action Large Loop
- Caliber: .45-70
- Capacity: 4 Rounds
- Barrel Length: 22″
- Barrel Type: Octagon Blued Steel
- Rate of Twist: 1:20
- Overall Length: 41.1″
- Weight: 8.10 lbs.
- Receiver Finish: Polished Brass
- Rear Sight: Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
- Front Sight: Brass Bead
- Scopeability: Drilled and Tapped
- Scope Mount Type: Weaver 63B
- Stock Material: American Walnut
- Buttplate/Pad: Brass
- Length of Pull: 14″
- Safety: Transfer Bar
- Best Uses: Target/Hunting/Large Game/Collector/Deer Bear Hogs Moose Elk at 100 yards.
- Embellishments/Extras: Swivel Studs. Large Loop Lever