Henry, a manufacturer of classic lever action rifles, has spent the last few years bringing new features into their most popular models. Ranging from side loading gates to threaded barrels and accessory rails, Henry is listening to customer requests and building traditional guns with additional modern features. And they have just announced their most all-encompassing upgrade to date: most of Henry’s lever action rifles will now feature side loading gates. In addition, their single shot rifles are now available in .350 Legend and .450 Bushmaster.
While I’m delighted to see the side loading gates spread farther into Henry’s lineup, I’m a little disappointed in the lack of barrel threads. But then again, I’m probably in the suppressor-nerd minority when it comes to lever guns. Details can be found below.
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In profile and general dimensions, these two Henry offerings are essentially the same as their blued steel counterparts, with 20” round barrel and 5-shot magazine capacity in the .30-30 and 18.43” round barrel with 4-shot magazine in the .45-70, and both with the same adjustable buckhorn/bead sights. Like the blued rifles, the All-Weathers also wear the same wrist profiles- straight in the .30-30, and pistol grip in the .45-70. The major differences lie in the hard chrome plating on all metal surfaces (except springs, sights, and loading gates), and a durable industrial-grade coating on the hardwood furniture.
Both model variants are based on our blued steel-framed .45-70 Lever Action Side Gate, with a six-shot removable tube-loading magazine chambered for 2.5” shells only, dark straight-grained American walnut furniture, pistol grip wrists, checkering fore and aft, sling swivel studs, and a good thick non-slip ventilated black rubber recoil pad at the rear
Like every Henry rifle, it’s 100% American made, with its checkered American walnut stock and forearm, it is a masterpiece of finely crafted gunsmithing. The Henry H009G has a steel receiver and a round blued steel barrel that is machined with state of the art multiple groove rifling. The best-of-both-worlds design with a side loading gate and removable tube magazine allow for quick top-offs and safe, fast unloading.
Henry Color Case Hardened – .30-30 & .45-70
At Henry Repeating Arms we recognize that the lever action world is a wide one, with all sorts of lever-gunners looking for all sorts of lever actions to fill all sorts of lever action needs and desires. We do our best to accommodate all of those segments among our customers, and if you happen to be a student of the Old West, or an admirer of the traditional looks (and nostalgia) of time-honored case hardened colors, we’ve got your corner covered with the Color Case Hardened Lever Action Side Gate models.