We’d heard a while back that Henry was rolling out a couple of new shotguns and a single-shot rifle. But it turns out that’s not the half of it. New Jersey gun maker’s going to be awfully busy some the SHOT Show. Here’s their press release:
BAYONNE, NJ – Henry Repeating Arms continues its position as one of the country’s leading lever action firearm manufacturers and seeks to expand its territory with the introduction of their new 2017 models. The offerings are expanding to include even more variants on their rimfire and centerfire rifles, as well as a new line of shotguns and single shot rifles.
The Henry Frontier Long Barrel 24” debuts as a new addition to Henry’s popular rimfire rifles. The blued steel octagonal barrel is extended 4 inches from the 20 inches of its predecessor, the Lever Action Octagon Frontier Rifle. The extended barrel provides a longer distance between the front and rear sights, which seeks to improve accuracy. Another version of this Long Barrel rifle is debuting with a threaded barrel straight from the factory to accept a suppressor. The Lever Frontier Long Barrel 24” is offered in two calibers: .22 S/L/LR Model # H001TLB, and .22 Magnum Model # H001TMLB. MSRP is $470.00 for the .22 S/L/LR model and $570.00 for the .22 Magnum version. The Lever Frontier Threaded is also being chambered in the same calibers: Model # H001TSPR in .22 S/L/LR with an MSRP of $502.00, and Model # H001TMSPR in .22 Magnum with an MSRP of $596.00.
Henry’s line of Tribute Edition rifles has expanded to introduce the Fraternal Order of Eagles Tribute and the Second Amendment Tribute rifles. The H0004FOE Fraternal Order of Eagles Tribute pays homage to the international non-profit organization that seeks to rectify social issues, boasts a membership of over 800,000 members, and has been in existence for well over a century. The American walnut stock features a laser engraved and hand painted logo of an attacking eagle and the nickeled receiver is embellished with various engravings including the F.O.E.’s slogan, “People Helping People,” highlighted in 24K gold plating. MSRP is $1,050.00. The H004SAT Second Amendment Tribute recognizes the NRA’s efforts to defend Americans’ rights to bear arms with detailed engravings highlighted in 24K gold plating on the nickeled receiver. MSRP is $1,020.00. Both of these new Tribute Edition rifles are built on the award-winning Golden Boy platform and chambered in .22 S/L/LR.
In order to give shooters more caliber choices the already extensive line of Big Boy models is being offered in .327 Federal Magnum/.32 H&R. This new caliber will extend to the brass framed Big Boy Classic and Big Boy Carbine with an MSRP of $899.95, as well as the Big Boy Steel and Big Boy Steel Carbine with an MSRP of $850.00. In 2016 Henry added .41 Magnum to the list of calibers for the Big Boy Steel and this is now being extended to the Big Boy Classic, Big Boy Carbine, and Big Boy Steel Carbine for 2017.
In addition to new calibers the Big Boy series is getting a new look with the utilitarian All-Weather finish. Hard chrome plating on the steel surfaces and an industrial-grade coating on the hardwood stocks provide a long lasting, extremely durable finish to battle the elements. The All-Weather Big Boy rifles will be available in three calibers: .357 Magnum/.38 Special Model # H012MAW, .45 Colt Model # H012CAW, and .44 Magnum/.44 Special Model # H012AW. All three models share an MSRP of $999.95.
The Henry Long Ranger was released in late 2016 and introduced three more calibers for hunters and shooters who need to take shots from further distances than a .30-30 or .45-70 will typically allow. The rifles are built with mounting a scope in mind, but for 2017 these three models are being offered with iron sights mounted. The sight system is a fully adjustable rear folding sight with an ivory bead front sight. Model # H014S-223 is chambered in .223 Remington, Model # H014S-243 is chambered in .243 Winchester, and Model # H014S-308 is in .308 Winchester. All three models share an MSRP of $1,014.95.
The classic Henry Original, based off the rifle built by New Haven Arms Company in the 1860’s and designed by Benjamin Tyler Henry is getting two new variations with one version being offered in .45 Colt and the other being a Rare Carbine model with a 20.4” barrel. Expanding the Henry Original to include .45 Colt offers a more inexpensive ammunition choice for extended trips to the shooting range. This Model # H011C has an MSRP of $2,300. The Rare Carbine version shaves off about 4” of barrel length and a half-pound of weight for a lighter, more maneuverable package that retains all the classic appeal of the others. The Henry Original Rare Carbine, Model # H011R has an MSRP of $2,300 as well.
For the first time in the company’s history Henry will now be offering a myriad of shotgun options. The H018-410 and the H018-410R indicate models numbers for the two new .410 bore lever action shotguns. The HO18-410 is the long version, with a 24″ round barrel, removable full choke from the factory, and a large front brass bead sight with no rear sight. This one provides slightly longer practical ranges with its barrel length and full choke, along with additional choke options sold separately. MSRP for the H018-410 is $902.00.
The H018-410R is another versatile and compact shotgun package featuring a 20″ round blued steel barrel, cylinder bore choke, and adjustable semi-buckhorn rear and brass bead front sights. This model is a little lighter than the larger H018-410, which makes it easier to tote over a long afternoon on foot, and the shorter round barrel works easier through brush and other tight terrain where shots are expected to be close and fast. The adjustable sights make it easy to regulate patterns with a variety of birdshot, buckshot, and slugs to handle anything from cottontails to coyotes. MSRP for the H018-410R is $850.00.
Henry is also pleased to introduce a series of single shot rifles. The centerfire single shot rifle has a long history among hunters looking for something accurate and dependable, and these break-action one-shooters aim to carry on that history. The initial offering will be available with a blued steel receiver or a hardened brass receiver. The steel models are chambered in .44 Magnum (H015-44), .45-70 (H015-4570), .223 (H015-223), .243 (H015-243), and .308 (H015-308) with a 22” round blued steel barrel. The receivers are drilled and tapped for optional scope use and the semi-buckhorn rear sight and brass bead front sight provide am effective iron sight system. These models use a familiar locking lever on top of the frame, behind the external hammer spur to break open for loading and unloading. This lever can be pivoted left or right from its center position to unlock, which works well for both right and left-handed shooters. The action has no external manual safety; it uses a rebounding hammer that can’t touch the firing pin unless the trigger is deliberately pulled, and an interlock system that doesn’t allow the barrel to open if the hammer is cocked, or the barrel to close if the hammer’s cocked while it’s open. The MSRP for all of the steel models is $427.00. The hardened brass versions are chambered in .44 Magnum (H015B-44) and .45-70 Government (H015B-4570) and share an MSRP of $549.00.
Building off of the lever action shotguns and the single shot rifles are the new single shot shotguns that will be available in both a hardened brass and steel frame. They’re built on the same actions of the single shot rifles but are chambered for 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410 bore. All three options have removable chokes; the 12 and 20 ship with a modified choke and the .410 ships with full choke. Brass bead front sights are standard and the barrel length is 28” for the 12 gauge and 26” for the other two gauges for good reach in the field. The length of pull is 14” on all three with the brass models using a straight stock and the steel models using a pistol grip stock. The MSR prices for the 12 gauge (H015-12), 20 gauge (H015-20), and the .410 (H015-410) is $427.00. The brass models have an MSRP of $549.00.
Henry rifles can be purchased through a licensed firearms dealer. Most dealers offer a discount on the MSRP. To find a dealer call visit the “Own A Henry” tab at www.henryrifles.com.
About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the country’s leading rifle manufacturers. Their company motto is ‘Made In America Or Not Made At All’ and their products come with an unlimited lifetime guarantee. Henry rifles played a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and soon became one of the most legendary, respected and sought after rifles in the history of firearms. The company’s manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.
Definition of an oxymoron.
Ha! My first thought as well.
“That damned yankee rifle you load on Sunday and shoot all week long”.
Heh, not anymore!
Put a creedmore-type sight on the tang of that single shot .45-70 and I think I’ll add it to the dream team.
Now how about a lever action 12ga?
I want this
Think I’ll pick up the H018-410R, I’ve been looking at the Rossi for awhile now, but have been concerned about the quality.
Henry; American made, better made, more reliable. Henry & Ruger are 100% American companies making superior products.
Jesus…guess I’m going to be busy.
Thank you for listening to what your customers want, Henry. 357 all weather please.
Now, if only Henry would reduce their prices a bit. I can justify $550 for a center-fire lever action rifle. I cannot justify $800+.
I’d bet that in relative $, current Henty prices are similar to 19th Century WInchester prices.
Their MSRP might be a bit higher than the CPI-adusted prices from 100 years ago, but I’d wager the street prices fall in line.
A plain-jane Winchester lever gun cost about $18 to $25 before WWI, depending on where you purchased it. Getting the dies, etc with the package from the local gun shop, and you were probably up around $30, which was a month’s wages back then. It was also the approximate value of an ounce of gold. I’m using data from before WWI, because that was also “before the Federal Reserve.”
Today, the BLS inflation calculator would put $25 from 1913 at about $610 today, but an ounce of gold today is over $1K. The rule of thumb for a long time in the US has been that an troy ounce of gold could buy you a nice (but not fancy) long gun (SxS shotgun or rifle), or a nice suit. That’s held pretty true for a long time; it fell apart during the early ’00’s, when gold dropped in value to under $300. That was because people actually thought that the US might start paying down our debt, what with the budget surpluses we had coming out of the late 90’s. As that pipe dream went up in smoke, gold recovered to historical norms of value.
Along the way, the feds decided to add a 11% tax on the manufacture of long arms, 10% on the manufacture of handguns (and excise taxes on tires, coal, oil, sport fishing equipment, archery equipment, vaccines(!), etc). That was applied in the 30’s. Then there’s all manner of taxes that a company has to pay now that they didn’t back then – SSI/Mediscare, unemployment, disability, income taxes, etc. Anyone who has been in business knows that taxes on businesses aren’t paid by the business – they’re paid by the customer in an increased cost of goods.
What got me is i can score a decent pump shotgun for the price of a single shot? Umm..ok.
If you knew what goes into making any break-action shotgun, this wouldn’t surprise you.
Do tell, I’m actually interested in being educated on why this is.
OK, will do.
In a break-action shotgun such as the Henry above, you have two issues that run up the price:
1. The fact it is a break-action shotgun. Any break-action shotgun (or rifle) has issues that need to be addressed to make it lock up tightly. Break action shotguns need to be machined & fitted such that, when they’re closed, the barrel(s) lock(s) up tightly against the breechface of the receiver.
In break-action shotguns, when you can pick up a break-action shotgun, remove the foreend splinter, and then wiggle the barrels up/down relative to the boreline, this is called “being off-face” in British gun lingo. It means that the pivot point (the “hook” on the bottom of the barrels) has worn to a point to allow the breech end of the barrels to come off the breech face of the receiver, which allows them to wiggle up/down relative to the boreline.
2. OK, in a break action shotgun, you have two choices of how to deal with the spent shell: eject or lift. “Lifting” means that a extractor is cammed upwards out of the chamber to lift the shell to where you can just pul it out. The other option is to eject the shell. This latter option requires that there be a trigger, sear, spring and the extractor. The ejector is tripped by a rod coming out of the receiver, which tells the ejector that the hammer has come forward (ie, the shell has been fired).
So you have the barrel fit-up to the receiver, then you have a second sear/trigger/hammer setup in the forearm.
With a pump or semi-auto shotgun, you have neither of these issues.
I have a number of single shots. They are the bee’s knee’s for certain jobs. Rabbit hunting. Giving as loaners to new hunters(my take is that an excited newb with a repeater is asking for wasted shots and trouble). Pest control around the homestead was tailor made for the .4!0 single pipe.
The .327 Federal chambering is interesting. Wonder what kind of zoom that’ll get out of a rifle length barrel; the round sure has enough pressure to do something.
Ballistics By The Inch says a 100gr American Eagle .327 mag will go 2186 FPS out of a 18″ barrel with just over 1,000
foot-pounds of energy at muzzle.
It will be interesting to see how well these sell.
The .327 federal and the single shot .45-70 have both caught my attention. The list of WANT grows.
Yes, the action lever on the single shot looks easy to use.
But no, I don’t want a single shot with a giant wing rising from the back of the receiver.
It’s a good thing I already own a few H&R rifles, as I’m not a big Rossi fan either.
If they would just make one with a loading gate…
Yeah that’s my main complaint with their entire line.
Same here. Why not a loading gate and a removable tubular mag? Get faster reloads, and be able to unload without cranking all the rounds through the chamber?
Also, a .460 Smith or .500 Smith lever rifle for under $2000 would be really cool.
This. I’ve often thought a system like that myself, that would be my dream levergun right there. Does anybody even make something like that?
I’d love to have a lever gun to go with my BFR
Veery nice new collection. I wish I had more resources but I’m committed to a couple of handguns…
When I was a kid .22s with 24 inch barrels were common. A .22 isn’t supposed to be tacticool. Longer barrels are not only allright, they help.
I’m thinking that a 24″ barrel on a lot of .22 short / long / LR rounds will actually have less velocity than an 18 or 20″ barreled .22 LR. Although a .22 short subsonic CB would be very quiet from such a long tube, and a full length tubular mag would certainly hold a lot of ammo.
A standard velocity 40 grain .22lr launched from a 24 inch barrelled springfield bolt gun with factory irons kept the groundhogs out of the family farm and picked squirrels out of really tall trees. And it harvested hogs and cows.
We didn’t have chrony’s and the vast wealth of knowledge provided by the interwebz. We just knew that it worked.
Where is my Tokarev lever gun?
I’d buy that for a dollar!
I like that .327 rifle, but I’m mainly just going to shoot .32 S&W Long or downloaded .327 from it. I’m also looking to get a .308, but I’m not sure I should pay the money for Henry’s single shot, go the cheap route with a Rossi .308, or say screw it and buy a Ruger Predator in .308.
With the .308, I could buy an adapter to shoot .32 H&R Magnum/.32 S&W Long, albeit the max range would probably be 40 yards. Not sure what route to go…
Yes , the price is a little on the steep end, but you always have to pay more for quality, and has anyone noticed the figured walnut on some models? You don’t find this on cheap guns.
I don’t know what that lever is called that opens the breech, but that thing sure is sticking up high in the top photo. I’ve never seen one with that much of a gap.
Look at the difference between the steel and brass version with that lever.
Where is there a Henry shot gun dealer in the Cincinnati, Ohio area ?
Lots of them in your area. Go Henry’s web site, dealer locator, put in zip code. Also the web gun dealer ‘sportmansoutdoorsuperstore.com’ carries lots of Henrys. I’ve dealt with them & they are great.
I do wish they would release threaded barrel models already….
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