Henry’s New All-Weather Lever Action Rifles

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Henry Repeating Arms makes some beautiful lever action guns from color case hardened receivers to gold engraved guns. While the company is not about to stop building those, it has embraced the utilitarian nature of the lever action rifle and introduced a pair of guns that are all about business.

The new All-Weather Lever Action rifles are built specifically as ranch, truck and woods guns that serve as tools to protect the owner and put food on the table. From the ground up, Henry designed these rifles to be corrosion resistant and reliable as any cowboy’s tool has to be.

All metal parts – save the springs and sights – have been hard chrome plated. When done right, hard chrome plating provides a superior finish for preventing rust and corrosion. Henry advises the company uses a low gloss finish that won’t flake or chip and reduces friction on moving parts.

For these guns, Henry chose a stained hardwood stock that has an industrial grade coating to resist moisture and minimize the day-to-day nicks, scratches and wear that a well used tool will pick up.

The guns come in either .30-30 Win or .45-70 Govt. The .30-30 model has a straight grip stock and 20″ barrel. With a five round capacity, it weighs about seven pounds. The .45-70 model has a pistol grip stock, 18.4″ barrel and holds four rounds in its magazine. It also weighs about seven pounds. Both models have a brass bead front and semi-buckhorn rear sight.

The .30-30 has a suggested retail price of $850 while the bigger bore model comes in at $950.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • BattleshipGrey

    I don’t have a lever-gun yet, but when I do it’ll probably be an all weather version. For some reason I don’t like the sliding, bottom feeding magazines though. Even though it’s probably much more complicated, I prefer the side loading magazines.

    • TechnoTriticale

      The lack of a loading gate is expected on a reproduction of an 1866 rifle, is merely annoying most other times, but could be dangerous in kodiak country.

      Henry might learn something useful if they offered some of their models with and without loading gates, even at clearly higher prices for the gated models.

      • Bear The Grizzly

        I have heard from numerous authorities on the subject that the chance of a second shot in a dangerous game situation is slim in the event of an attack. The chance to reload would be almost non-existent in my opinion.

  • tts

    These seem really nice, especially for the money, but I wish they’d do one that used a box magazine to load instead of tube fed. Much easier to load and get 10rds+ in the gun.

    • Anon. E Maus

      Now there’s an idea, a utilitarian lever-action carbine in .30-30, feeding from 5 and 10 round detachable box magazines!

      I have no issue with tube mags on leverguns, but I prefer there to be a loading-gate on the side of the receiver at the least.

      • GeorgeWilliamHerbert

        .300 BLK. Don’t futz with rimmed cartridges and mags. Doable doesn’t mean a good idea.

        • Anon. E Maus

          If we’re talking .300BLK we might as well move to an AR-15, SCR or Mini-14 on the spot.

          And rimmed cartridges go in box-mags all the time, it only gets tricky with pistol mags or double-stacked mags.
          Ruger uses rolling/rotating magazines for their .357 Magnum bolt-action rifle, and there’s no rimlock there.

        • TheMaskedMan

          .458 Socom is supposedly a good choice for bears, but I think I’d just stick with 3″ slugs.

        • iksnilol

          Rimmed cartridges and mags work well when done right.

          Look at SMLE, Mosin, any .22 with a magazine, PMR-30, Dragunov and etc.

      • Iggy

        The gun exists… sorta… but it may require some modification…

    • TheMaskedMan

      They’d have to move the receiver forward quite a bit. Wouldn’t the lever hit the box mag when cocking the gun?

    • Vizzini

      I just read an article recently on a rare order of Winchester Lever guns with box magazines that were ordered by the Russian military prior to them standardizing on the Mosin-Nagant, but now I can’t remember where I read it!

    • Chadd

      Look into the Browning BLR it’s a lever gun fed from a mag, don’t know how much extra mags are though. They come in a lot of different calibers and configurations. A BLR takedown in 308 is on my short list of guns to buy.

  • JoshCalle

    Definitely want! I need a lever gun in my life, but Galveston air is hell on regular guns. I kind of wish all weather guns could still look classic, I don’t mind having to replace real wood furniture every so often, and nothing is sexier than blued steel.

    • iksnilol

      What about stainless steel dura- or ceracoated to look like bluing?

  • Paul White

    Screw this, THEY MADE A 41 MAG VERSION! I’m giddy as a kid on Christmas morning

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Pass for me! Only 41Mag I ever shot was a titanium ultra light… I hate that caliber by association to that gun!

      • Paul White

        any magnum in an ultralight is an instant pass for me. Did 357 out of one once and even that sucked pretty hard. Don’t want to think of 41 or 44

        • JumpIf NotZero

          I made it 5 shots with stubborn determination. After my hand was literally tingling I unloaded it and told the owner it was the worst gun ever made.

          • iksnilol

            Pfft, you need to train more.

            😉

    • maodeedee

      Right on! the 41 mag is great for hog hunting and is very accurate in a lever action rifle. A friend of mine has on of the Marlin 41 mags and I was able to hit a two inch wide steel concrete form stake at 100 yards consistently with it using Iron sights.

      The 44 mag really isn’t 44 caliber. it’s .430 caliber so it’s not much bigger than the 41. The 41 mag will duplicate the ballistics of the 44 mag with bullets up to 250 grains in weight but will do it with less recoil because of a smaller powder charge and it will shoot flatter because bullets of equal weight will have greater sectional density in 41 caliber.

      Where the 44 mag has the advantage is that it has the extra case capacity to handle 300 grain bullets. I have a 6 1/2 inch barreled 41 mag Ruger Blackhawk and a 4 inch barreled model 58 Smith and Wesson and I absolutely love the 41 magnum.

  • NewerHCE

    Why would they use a wood stock at all instead of synthetic?

    • Cost of new injection mold tooling.

      • NewerHCE

        ok. fair enough.

      • carlcasino

        Chump Change in the big picture. Any company that manufactures injection equipment will tell you after the sale of the first machine everything after that is profit and they are not protected by patent laws like the drug company that charges me $10.00 a pill for my heart medication

    • carlcasino

      Where do I start. Synthetic will go away without Petroleum and the way the country is going the keyboard I’m using is going to be in the same boat. As an aside I just LOVE good looking wood.

  • Sianmink

    I might buy a Henry when they finally wake up and make a sidegated model.

    • Vizzini

      This. x1000

      • Sianmink

        I don’t understand why they don’t want to give Uberti, Chiappa, Mossberg and Marlin competition here. They would kill it. Proper historical pattern Henry rifles are ok, but some of us would rather see what they can do with an 1866, 1873, or 1876.

    • ozzallos .

      My first thought when seeing this story. F&^*% sidegate, people.

  • Marco Antonio Gonzalez

    Just four rounds. What did happen to the “rifle that you could load on Sunday and shoot all week long”?

    • Vizzini

      .45-70 is a big, long, heavy round that requires a big, long, heavy spring.

      • Marco Antonio Gonzalez

        Thxs

      • iksnilol

        + old lever actions were much longer.

        Like 24 inch barrels with accompanying mag tubes.

  • Ralph M Davis

    Since The Original Henry was a 16 shot 44 rim fire and the Original Winchester was a 15 shot 44-40 tells me Obamas five round limit rule has something to do with limits capacity of these guns. I would only buy one if the limiting plug can be removed.

    • Vizzini

      What Obama five-round limit? I know of no such law or rule.

    • Porty1119

      It’s not some politically-motivated rule. .30-30 is just a rather long cartridge, and you can only fit so many end-to-end. Same with .45-70.

      • Ralph M Davis

        I said 44-40 not 45-70.

        • Vizzini

          Yes, but the rifle being reviewed doesn’t come in .44-40, so what’s your point? Also the original 1873 Winchester had a 30″ barrel and the rifle reviewed has a 20″ barrel.

          .44-40 case length is 1.31″, .45-70 case is 2.105″ and .30-30 case length is 2.039″. (none of those count bullet length). It’s simple math. Add in space for spring and follower and about 6 rounds is all you can fit in the tube. I don’t know why Henry stopped at 5, ensuring a robust spring and follower design, maybe?

          I doubt it had anything to do with some proposed law. Henry makes numerous lever-actions with tube capacities greater than five.

          • RJ

            Based on your specifications, if Henry could have stretch the magazine tube (whatever it’s called) by only 1/3 of an inch they could have gotten that 5th round for the .45-70, which is a 25 percent increase in round capacity.

    • Vizzini

      Standard for a lever action .30-30 or .45-70 with a 20″ barrel is 6+1. You’ll never fit 15-16 into a 20″ tube, but these Henry’s are still 1-2 rounds short.

      • Ralph M Davis

        you had better look up the specs on the original Henry and Winchester rifle. The five round limit os Obamas new gun control proposal.

        • Vizzini

          Math. It’s a thing.

        • Vizzini

          I haven’t seen any gun control proposal for Obama that mentioned five-round magazine limits. Can you give a reference?

        • Paul White

          You get 10 rounds in their pistol caliber ones. YOu simply aren’t going to fit 10 rounds of 45-70 into a tubular magazine. Go lay 10 45-70s nose to nose and measure how damn long they are

        • DW

          Take off your tin foil please.
          Do you even know how improbable it is to fit 10 rounds of 45-70 longitudinally into a 20″ barreled levergun?
          Those 4+1 capacity pump shotguns has been around for …I guess forever? It’s also Obama’s gun control.

    • Bear The Grizzly

      Are you trolling or just incredibly ignorant?

    • I’m not sure there is a lot of call for rifles chambered in 44 rimfire or 44-40 anymore. On the other hand, .30-30 and .45-70 are both popular choices for lever action rifles. The length of the cartridges, and not some arbitrary bureaucratic limitation, is the reason for the capacity on these guns.

      I am curious, however. Can you explain what the “Obama five round limit rule” is? I don’t have any idea of what that is.

    • iksnilol

      Use your brain.

      .44 Henry has an overall length of 1.3 inches. 45/70 has an overall length of about 2.6 inches.

      The original Henry has an 24 inch barrel (with a mag tube that goes to the muzzle).

      So the new henry is chambered in a cartridge that is twice the length and has 6 inches less barrel. (+ mag tube to go with it).

  • Porty1119

    Beautiful, but the price…that’s more than my complete buy-in to shooting sports, including a rudimentary shotshell reloading bench.

  • Squirreltakular

    Anyone know of a lever action besides the Marlin 1895 SBL that has an optic rail and is chambered in a good hog round?

  • NOUNBELIEVER

    no lever rifle without the sde gate loading feature…my first centerfire…M94…never regreted owning it…regretted selling it

  • JumpIf NotZero

    I’ll believe lever gun companies want my business when they start threading them.

    • DW

      Mossberg 464 SPX has been out there for a while now…

    • iksnilol

      Uh, missed the memo? These don’t have a loading port on the side. These are like those Marlin 60’s where you pull the follow back.

      You’d have to unscrew and screw on the suppressor for every magazine.

      • DW

        Use a eccentric suppressor and index it up? You will need to use optics though.

        • iksnilol

          Might work if there is enough distance between mag tube and barrel.

  • smartacus

    Cani get the contoured grip buttstock and lever of the 45-70 on the 30-30?

  • Darren Hruska

    Looks cool, as always. What I’m REALLY interested in, however, is the Henry H014, which should be revealed some time this year. It’s going to be a lever-action rifle that uses a box magazine and chambered for .223 Remington, .243 Winchester, and .308 Winchester.

    • Blake

      Awesome news, thanks. Given that the only modern competition for this is a Browning BLR, it should do very well if it comes in under a grand.

      • Darren Hruska

        I’ve only first heard of it in this state paper called “On Wisconsin Outdoors” (January/February 2016 issue). It still seems to be quite behind closed doors, however.

  • Adam

    Dear Henry,

    Sidegate please.

    Signed, everyone.