Wisconsin-based Henry Repeating Arms announced last week that 2021 will be a year of big changes for the company that will see most models transition to side-loading gates along with some new additions to its catalog. 

Calling the traditional removable tube magazine "a core part of our product DNA," Anthony Imperato, Henry's president said that feature will remain the same on both its new lever guns as will legacy offerings slab-sided classic brass and octagon barrel configurations. However, the side-loading gate, recently introduced, has proved to be so well-liked that it will be the new standard for just about everything else. 

“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," said Imperato. "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."

The side gate 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 don't already have a side loading gate. (Photo: Henry)

Our own Kristin Alberts recently spent some time with Henry's side-gated H024, and gives you the low-down, below. 


New Henry Single Shots


Catering to sportsmen in shotgun-only or "straight-wall" rifle states, Henry is also expanding its line of single-shots in 2021. The new additions will include rifles in .350 Legend and .450 Bushmaster as well as a 12-gauge rifled slug gun with fiber-optic sights. 

The .350 and .450 Henry Single Shot Rifles include American Walnut furniture and a 22-inch round blued steel barrel. MSRP will be $510. (Photo: Henry) 
The Henry Single Shot Shotgun Slug Barrel 12 Gauge runs a 24-inch rifled barrel with American Walnut furniture and is chambered for 3-inch shells. MSRP is $543. (Photo: Henry)
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