Henry Repeating Arms Recalls Some .45-70 Lever Action Rifles

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From Henry Repeating Arms . . .

Henry Repeating Arms recently discovered a safety issue affecting certain lever action .45-70 Gov’t rifles manufactured during the period from December 14, 2022, through January 11, 2023. Henry is voluntarily initiating a recall to protect the safety of its customers.

To prevent the possibility of death or serious personal injury, you should immediately stop using all Henry Repeating Arms lever action .45-70 rifles and not load or fire them until determining whether the rifle is subject to this recall.

The Issue & Fix:

Under certain conditions, it is possible that some of these rifles may unintentionally discharge without the trigger being pulled if the hammer is released or dropped from the cocked position. Henry has identified the cause of the issue as firing pins that may not meet specifications and is replacing the firing pin to correct it.

Models Affected:

The list of models affected by this recall are as follows: H010G, H010GAW, H010GAWP, H010GCC, H010X, H024-4570.

To determine whether your specific Henry lever action .45-70 is subject to this recall, please enter your serial number in the box at the bottom of this page, ensuring you’ve entered the correct letters and numbers.

Your firearm is not subject to this recall if you obtained your rifle before December 2022

Actions To Take:

Confirm whether or not your firearm is affected by inputting your serial number in the form below. If your firearm is not affected, no further action is needed.

If your firearm is affected, continue filling out the form to submit a recall service request. Once approved, you will receive a prepaid return shipping label and further instructions.

After your firearm is serviced with a replacement firing pin, Henry Repeating Arms will send a $50 eGift card for HenryPride.com.

To find out if your rifle is affected by the recall, click here.

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  1. “Under certain conditions, it is possible that some of these rifles may unintentionally discharge without the trigger being pulled if the hammer is released or dropped from the cocked position.”

    Oh my goodness the smart guns have infiltrated our safes… Those damn Moms demanding action called it AND WE DIDN’T LISTEN! Inanimate objects have finally started rising against us!


    ok, sorry…

  2. So in other words, the firing pins are just a few thousandths of an inch longer than they should be.

  3. Funny, the only way I can get the hammer on my Henry to move from the cocked position is to pull the trigger.

  4. Whew! I’ve been looking at lever gunz but not Henry(Rossi only). Saved from death🙄😀

  5. I have not found reasonably affordable ammo when I can find 45.70 at all. So, I wouldn’t know of any problem other than their telling me there is one.

    • Reloading is about your only hope re affordable 45-70 but the brass looks like it will last a while unless you Ruger only load it a lot.

      • Yep, any 45 caliber factory load other than 45 Auto and maybe 45 Colt are scarce and pricey. My 454C and 45-70 would be paperweights without my handloading gear.

  6. … it is possible that some of these rifles may unintentionally discharge without the trigger being pulled …

    Those must be the part of their Alec Baldwin Special Edition limited promotional production run.

    (My apologies to Alec Baldwin’s victims and their families.)

  7. There is an art factor to keeping tools of all sorts pointed in a safe direction, otherwise someone could be shot in an eye, etc;)

  8. Yeah like the safety issue on my youngest sons .22 youth model , the trigger return spring wasn’t strong enough and he pulled a “Rifleman” thank goodness he was aware of his muzzle direction.
    After taking it apart to fix it I was very disappointed at what I found behind the side plates. Honeycomb pot metal. Nice looking rifles until you take the lipstick off the pig.
    Todays Henerys, No Thank You.

      • Only the .22 rimfire Henry rifles are made of cheap pot metal, aluminum, or chineseum.
        Their centerfire rifles (including their .44 Magnum Henry Big Boy) are made of real steel or hardened brass. But go ahead and avoid them so someone else can buy them, because lever-action rifles are flying off the shelves faster than they can build them! (Build the rifles, that is, not the shelves).

        • The term pot metal and firearm should never be in the same sentence except to say NOOOOO!!!!

      • Their bigger caliber riffles might not be built like their .22 models?
        Dont matter to me and I’ll never find out.

    • I had a similar experience with a Henry-made survival .22 rifle. Phoned Impereto and told him I was making a wall-hanger out of it, it was so bad. Worst trigger I’ve ever had on any rifle, and I’ve owned hundreds. He said to send it in and they’d fix it. Got it back and it was almost as bad as when I sent it. Pot metal parts, inside, with no chance of improvement. My first, and last Henry.

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