Henry Repeating Rifle is widely considered a granddaddy of all those firearms that are categorized under lever-action firearms category. This most dangerous rifle of the human history was invented in 1860 by Benjamin Tyler Henry.
But it couldn't get its place in Army only because authorities believed that it would waste a lot of ammunition. They believed that the soldiers would love firing too quickly using this rifle, so they didn't allow it to be included in the Army. A good man can fire maximum of 28 rounds in one minute using this gun.