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The Henry Lever-Action Shotgun is fast handling. 410 Shotgun that's perfect for hunting small game or controlling pests around home or farm. 24 smooth-bore barrel features a removable, factory-instal Invector-style full choke tube, which can be replaced with aftermarket choke tubes to further enhance the versatility of loads used in gun, including buckshot and slugs. The shotgun utilizes large, Brass-bead, front sight and no rear sight to provide quick sight acquisition. The Henry Shotgun is constructed with a solid steel receiver with enough strength to handle all factories 2. 5'. 410 ammunition. The receiver has side ejection, and no loading port as ammunition is loaded directly into the Tubular magazine from top. Henry utilizes internal transfer bar safety that prevents hammer contact with the firing pin unless the trigger is pull. A shotgun cannot fire from being dropped onto hammer, nor will it accidently fire if the shooter's thumb slips from the hammer while cocking. Henry Lever-Action Shotgun has checkered American walnut stock, steel-capped forend, and ventilate recoil pad. The barrel and receiver are Matte blue. Sling swivel studs allow attachment of sling for ease of carry. Make in the USA. Manufacturer Model: H018-410. 24 smooth-bore barrel 2. 5' chamber Invector-style full choke tube Solid steel receiver Brass-bead, front sight Side ejection Tubular magazine Internal transfer bar safety No manual cross-bolt safety Matte blue barrel and receiver American walnut stock

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Genesis Of The Lever-Action Shotgun

To modern eyes, Winchester 1887 has a lumbering appearance. Dromedary-shaped action, short and thick buttstock and typically long barrel of black powder shotgun, it is not exactly the first iron youd grab come grouse season. Yet, at a timein age that would have viewed lever-action shotgun as equally as awkwardit, had great advantage. Whether you realize it or not, shotgun was perhaps the most usedif not deadlyfirearm of the Old West. James Killn Jim Miller was blistering hell with one in his hands. But more so, it was the perfect tool for Manifest Destiny. Aside from good and bad men, every pioneer, farmer, rancher and likely last remaining mountain man had smoothbore at beck and call. As pragmatic as those times, you could as easily fend off a grizzly bear or claim jumper, as you could knock a duck off the wing with one. If you could do it in two shots. Therein lie edge of 1887it were side-by-side. Before Winchester lever-action shotgun hit the scene, that was all that was on hand. Aside from their limited capacity and glacial reload time, these side-by-sides were hammer guns that had to be manually cocked to get into action. On other hand, Model 1887 holds 5 + 1 shells and, comparably, shot at respectable clip. Sure, it wasnt optimized for accelerated firing rate or as intuitive as other potential designs, but it sure beat alternative. Succinctly put, in the land of the blind, one-eyed man was king. Certainly, 1887 had its drawbacks. As anyone who had the pleasure of being at the business end of one of 12-or 10-gauges know, it is not the easiest firearm to load. Give theres no loading gate and action opens from top, you have to reach through the receiver to insert the shell into the tubular magazine. And lever-action shotgun and its progeny were exactly nimble. Initially, 1887 came with a 30-inch barrel standarda 20-inch variation offered much later. And 1901 come outfit with a behemoth 32-inch barrel. Hyperbolically speaking, that teetering on punt gun territory. Despite these drawback, Winchester 1887 is as elegant as any of the other guns scratched together by Browning. Utilizing rolling block action, lever-action shotgun was not only rock-solid, but also extraordinary simple. Early on, Winchester touted the latter aspect, boasting the action only had 16 parts. Further, Browning made 1887 as easy to operate as design would allow. Primarily, this was achieved by dedicating the opening stroke to the lighter duty of extracting spent shell and the closing stroke to the more heavy work of compressing the hammer spring. Youd rather do the latter with your palm than your knuckles. Plus, the trigger lay back on trigger guard until the lever is almost close, so you avoid the unpleasant experience of stabbing yourself with it. These and other aspects make a good system, but not enduring one.

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Rebirth Of The Lever-Action Shotgun

One of the greatest fight stoppers of the Old West was the shotgun. Whether it was Single-SHOT or double-barrel fowling piece cut down to appropriate length or pump Action or Lever Action in 10 or 12 gauge, Shotgun saw use on both sides of the law and everywhere in between. Taylors & Co. Offers modern replica version of Winchester's 1887 Lever-Action Shotgun completely superior to the original, something we do not say often in the world of replica historical firearms. Repeating Shotguns owe their existence to one of greatest firearm engineering minds of all time: John Moses Browning. While working as a designer for Winchester, Browning developed the 1886 Lever Action Rifle. This was the first successful Lever Action repeater that was designed with higher pressure loads such as 45-70 and 45-90 in mind. The action and locking block were strong enough that Winchester easily make transition to smokeless powder with a minimum of modifications. Winchester tasked Browning with designing a Repeating Shotgun. Young gunsmiths originally had slide Action Model similar to Spencer pump Shotgun of 1882 in mind, but Winchesters marketing lead wanted Lever Action for purposes of brand recognition. The company had built its fortune on Lever Action Rifle and carbine, and that was what they felt they needed over Browning's objections to design. Browning went to the drawing board and came up with Model 1887. Offer in either 12 gauge or 10 gauge with a choice of 20 inch or 30 inch barrels, it holds five rounds in a magazine tube and sport enlarge WRAC logo on its left side plate. The end result was the first truly successful Repeating Shotgun that would have close to 35-year manufacturing run. After the introduction of smokeless powder, it was soon realized that the shotgun needed few improvements. Browning responded with two-piece Lever, better metallurgy and Winchester moved the logo from side plate to rear tongue behind the hammer. Name Model 1901 for the year of its introduction, Winchester ironically offered shotgun in 10 gauges only, so as not to compete with the highly successful Model 1897 pump Action Shotgun that Browning designed for them a few years earlier in smaller 12 and 16 gauges. In another twist, 1887 and 1901 were the only shotguns that Winchester ever offered in 10 gauge. Between 1887 and 1901, Winchester produced a total of 64 855 of Model 1887 at a rate of close to 4 800 per year on average. 1901 was manufactured until 1920 with a grand total of 14 600 for an average of 760 shotguns per year. Declining demand for Lever Action Shotgun in favor of pump shotgun coupled with demand for improved 12 gauge over more antiquated 10 gauge completely vindicate Browning's original position.

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Look and Feel

A shotgun is a chamber for 2. 5 shells, and my test shotgun actually hold six of the shotshells in the magazine. With one shell in the chamber, this bad boy can carry a full load of seven shells. Even though action is not long enough to function 3 magnum shells, it's not a huge problem. Though you may not realize it, there's variety of 2. 5. 410 shotshells, buckshot, and slug options are readily available online. Upon closely examining this Henry. 410 Lever Action Rare Carbine, I find nice, dark, well-checker American walnut stock and forearm really pleasing to the eye. Sling swivel studs allow for easy carrying when your hands are otherwise full. The Fit of wood and steel is very well done and the soft rubber recoil pad will absorb what little recoil. 410 bore is known for. Buckhorn sights are easily adjusted for elevation, and rear sight can be drifted for windage. The Shooters can also choose their rear sight aperture of their choice by loosening the screw on rear sight and turning insert to different positions. This tube-fed. The 410 shotgun also lacks annoying crossbolt safety that is sadly prevalent on many competitor's Lever Action rifles and other models. There is no need for half cock location for hammer, because of transfer bar safety inside the striking face of the hammer itself. This feature was very intriguing, and likely lesson to be learned by other Lever Action gunmakers.

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Another Go

The first level shotgun is still the most well-know, Winchester Model 1887, which was designed by none other than John Browning, although Browning didnt want to make guns in the first place. Top brass at Winchester thought, since they were known as a lever-Action company, that lever-Action shotgun would fit more in line with their market, Browning thought pump-Action shotgun would do better. Top brass won out and soon Browning got to work on a new lever-Action shotgun. Winchester's 1887 was made in both 10 and 12 gauge, but with black powder shells, which were what was loaded at the time. The gun holds five rounds in tubular magazine below the barrel which was loaded with Action open by pushing one round in behind other, similar to lever-Action rifles. However, if youve ever tried to load one of these guns, it is not often as simple as you would think, and the odd angle that you have to get shells incorrectly at can be difficult. Still, gun proved to be popular with more than 64 000 produced from 1887 to 1901. In 1901, Winchester refined gun more and came out with Model 1901, which was only available in 10 gauge. Model 1901 was made to handle new smokeless powder rounds, it was never offered in 12 gauge because Winchester didnt want it to compete with their new and already very popular shotgun, Model 1897, which happened to be pump-Action and was designed by none other than John Browning. 1901 also had another refinement, It had a two-piece lever with trigger block to prevent accidental discharges. Model 1901 only came with a 32-inch barrel, whereas Model 1887 could be had with 30 32 and 20-inch. In the nineteen years, it was produce, there were far fewer Model 1901s that left the factory, only 13 500, huge drop compared to Model 1887. Still, concept of the lever-Action shotgun was not dead, and it was Winchester's biggest competitor, Marlin, that tried next, but they went entirely different route. In 1929, Marlin took their Model 1893 lever-Action rifle and reworked it to chamber and fire. 410 shells. It had a lengthen loading port and different tube magazine but still resembled Model 1893 and handled more like a rifle than a shotgun. It comes standard with full choke 26-inch barrel with gold bead, but there are some made with a shorter 22-inch barrel. Holding five rounds, Model 410 makes for Great rabbit or small game gun, but Marlin choose not to heavily market it. Even though the list price of gun was 30, one would be given away when you purchased four shares of Marlin preferred stock, which at that time was about 25 share. This, of course, was right at the start of the Great Depression and 25 alone was a lot of money at a time when people were struggling to make nickels and dimes.

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Overall Thoughts

The addition of Kings Gate equip Firearms from Henry keeps rolling on. This time, it was one of their. 410 shotguns that get treatment. Already intriguing in that they are Lever Action shotguns that work rather well out of the box, addition of loading Gate in receiver adds to their capability. H024-410 is Henrys first Side Gate Lever Action Shotgun. H024-410 is one of the Henrys tonier models. Equip with Brass receiver, engraved wooden stock and adjustable sights, it also has 19. 8 smoothbore Barrel without removable chokes. It has adjustable Rear Buckhorn Sight and Ivory Bead set into Front Sight. Like many of Henrys other upmarket models, it is very handsomely finish. The stock to receiver fit is excellent and the Polished Brass receiver comes with protective slip cover. Checkering and scrollwork on wood are also excellently done The Front and Rear sling Studs come already installed. Taking Henry Side Gate Lever Action. 410 to range was blast and half. I take a while to test the balance of the gun and practice snapping it up to my cheek. This shotgun is so much like a rifle that one has to remember to bring it on target like a shotgun. The swing and balance of Henry were also easy enough to get firm grasp of quickly. Starting off with loading the shotgun, I found that the quickest way to bring it up to full capacity was to load the tube through cutout in front of the magazine, then Chamber Round and safely lower the hammer. After doing so, I could quickly load one round through Gate to top off the magazine. That way, one has a fully loaded Shotgun ready to go. Patterning Shotgun at 25 yards yields nice, uniform patterns with no blank spots. Kings Gate was no detriment in the rapid and smooth operation of Lever Action. I was able to fire consecutive shots so rapidly, in fact, that I was able to drive wads from previous shots into the target. Henry Side Gate Lever Action Shotgun churns through 200 Rounds of 2 1 / 2. 410 ammunition with both high and low Brass without a single issue. It Work lever like it supposed to, and this shotgun will function just fine. Though normally I dont like metal buttplates on firearms, recoil of. 410 ammunition is so minimal that I do not experience the slightest bit of discomfort. Neither the fore-end nor Barrel become uncomfortably warm, even when shooting multiple boxes in rapid succession. Loading all shells exclusively through the Gate was no problem. I prefer to use the base of loaded Shells to keep Gate open for rapid loading when loading consecutive Shells, and Gate on Henry accommodates this technique just fine. As per usual, Henrys sleeved tubular magazine facilitates extremely fast and safe unloading of firearms when one requires it. The biggest advantage of Side Gate was administratively topping off Shotgun.

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