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.