It’s been just over a year now since I wrote about the new Henry Side Gate in 35 Remington. Fast forward to November 2020, and Henry Repeating Arms announces 29 newly upgraded side gate lever guns to their already impressive offerings. Without a doubt, Henry found the addition of a side load gate last year to basically be a home-run. I gave the then new 35 Remington caliber (one of three calibers Henry introduced in side gate load at the time, also including 30-30 Win and 38-55 Win) a run for its money and found it to operate flawlessly. I have no doubt the newest editions to the Henry side load gate family will run just as smoothly. In the following press release Henry describes their newest caliber side gates along with an additional 3 Single Shot long guns new to their lineup.
“American gunmaker Henry Repeating Arms is announcing a large transition in their product catalog with upgrades for their Wisconsin-made lever-action rifles and shotguns and new calibers and configurations for their H015 Single Shot firearms. In total, the announcement is replacing 29 “legacy” models in favor of newly upgraded versions and adding 3 new Single Shots to the Henry lineup.
By popular demand, Henry Repeating Arms is replacing all steel-framed centerfire lever-action rifles and shotguns to include a side loading gate while still retaining the removable tube magazine based on the original Henry rifle patented in 1860. This open-ended magazine design, first introduced with the Henry H024 Side Gate Lever Action in 2019, provides owners with the ability to conveniently load the magazine and keep it topped off through a port in the receiver and safely unload the magazine by twisting out the inner magazine tube. The transition applies to all of Henry’s 30-30 and 45-70 rifles, 410 bore shotguns, and revolver caliber Big Boy rifles in their blued steel, All-Weather, and Color Case Hardened finishes that do not already include a side loading gate.“
“Ever since our fans and customers got a taste of a side loading Henry, the requests started rolling in immediately to include this feature on their favorite finish or caliber. These new models are going to make a lot of people very happy, and we are always going to have options for fans of our legacy configuration as well,” states Anthony Imperato, president and owner of Henry Repeating Arms. Imperato continues, “The removable tube magazine is a core part of our product DNA, so that’s not going anywhere, and fans of the classic brass and octagon barrel configurations will always be able to get that from us.“
In addition to the new Side Gate models, Henry is announcing 2 new calibers for the H015 Single Shot Rifle with 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster. For large game hunters in shotgun-only areas, Henry is also releasing the Henry Single Shot Slug Barrel Shotgun in 12 gauge, which features a fully rifled barrel for use with shotgun slugs and fiber optic sights. To learn about Henry’s newest releases, visit New Models at HenryUSA.com.
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