Announced late Thursday, the Axe is compact, with a 16-inch barrel and 26-inch overall length. Chambered in .410 bore, it feeds through a side loading gate and has a magazine tube that holds five 2.5-inch shells. While threaded for invector-style chokes, it is not technically a shotgun and is instead classified as a “firearm” by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, which means it is not regulated under the National Firearm Act.
The Axe uses a loading gate means that allows a user to top off the capacity. (Photo: Henry)
Henry says the new offering can be stored in more places than your average long arm and is akin to their Mare’s Leg line.
“Our Mare’s Leg lever action pistols have been a popular choice among shooting sports enthusiasts for many years now, mainly because they’re so fun to shoot and the fact that they look like they came right out of a Western movie,” said Anthony Imperato, President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms. “The Axe shares a similar form factor to our Mare’s Leg with some added features for more versatility.”
The Henry .410 Axe gets its moniker from the ax-handle style pistol grip which is engraved with the company’s Cowboy logo. MSRP is $970 and the firearm ships fitted with a removable full choke.