Your writings on the 45/70 duly noted.
I once had a Harrington & Richardson Handi Rifle 45/70. Handy indeed,easy to wrap a hand around the trim receiver. Accurate.
I shot lighter loads which were comfy on the shoulder.
A 45 caliber 400 grain bullet is “ Effective” even at lower loading velocities. The original Black Powder loads hammered American Bison.
Similar loads, and others are available from Buffalo Bore.
Well...... some years ago,in an attempt to clear out the gun safe, I traded the H&R 45/70 away....after all, my Ruger No1 Beautiful Wood International Carbine 30/06 would always be with me....
Still.... I missed a Handi 45/70 .
( Advice..... just get an additional gun safe...)
So..... a casual visit to a preferred local gun shop..... there it is..... a H&R Handi in 45/70. Great condition.And a scope base.... my other one had a peep sight.
I thought of you, Harbison......
The discovered Handi 45/70 came home with me.
I mounted a Leupold 1x4 Hogplex scope.