Continuing on with their outside-the-box expansion program, HENRY is taking lever actions in another new direction with the 2017 introduction of .410 bore shotguns for those who like their small-gauge shotgunning to be done through a quick-handling platform they’re familiar with in rimfire and centerfire versions already used in the field. If you know their lever actions, you’ll be right at home with these new small-game-getters. There are times and places where a 20 or a 12 is just too much gun, and for those times and places the .410 may be the ideal way to go.
The H018-410R is a versatile and compact package featuring a 20″ barrel, with a cylinder bore “choke”, simply a tapered constriction of the gun barrel’s bore at the muzzle end, and the standard adjustable semi-buckhorn rear and brass bead front sights. The weight’s easier to tote over a long afternoon on foot, with the short round barrel working easily 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 and slugs to handle anything from small game birds such as partridge and pigeons through cottontails to fox and coyotes, varmints and pest control.
Whether you’re in the camp that regards the .410 as a beginner’s gauge or the camp that considers it a specialist’s gauge, we’ve got you covered with these two new models; simplistic, rugged and a great forager for survival, they’ll fit right in among your other prized Henry lever actions.