Octagon Heirloom Rifle
Octagon Heirloom Rifle It also sports a grooved receiver for mounting a scope, and Marbles semi-buckhorn fully adjustable rear sights with standard 3/8″dovetail slots enabling you to change sights if you choose to do so.
The .22LR version can hold 15 rounds of .22LR and as much as 21 rounds of .22Short. If you must extract an unfired cartridge from the chamber, Henry has included a grooved release button at the right front of the trigger guard. When pressed back, the lever unlocks the forend allowing it to be retracted to eject the unfired round.
Lever-action rifles have endeared themselves to American shooters since their introduction in the late 1800s. One of the earliest names associated with lever actions is Henry, which is considered by many to be the first truly successful lever-action design. That name endures to this day as Henry Repeating Arms Co. Located in Brooklyn, New York, the company produces quality lever actions ranging in caliber from .17 to .44.
Shooting Times recently received one of Henry’s octagon-barreled .22 Magnum rifles for review. This gun embodies the handling qualities and styling that make lever actions so popular, and it combines them with a powerhouse rimfire cartridge and modern manufacturing methods to create a rifle that Henry properly calls “Made in America and Priced Right.”
The most significant manufacturing feature that lets Henry make the “priced right” claim is the use of a zinc/aluminum alloy outer cover surrounding an internal receiver in lieu of a traditional machining-intensive solid-steel receiver. Functionally, the receiver cover helps guide the bolt, and it covers the internal receiver proper. Five simple screws–two on each side of the cover and one at the rear of the top tang–secure it solidly in place.
Features of Octagon Heirloom Rifle
- Manufacturer: Henry Repeating Arms
- Model Number: H003T
- Action Type: Pump Action
- Caliber: .22 S/L/LR
- Capacity: 16 LR/21 S
- Barrel Length: 20″
- Barrel Type: Octagon Blued Steel
- Rate Of Twist: 1:16
- Overall Length: 38.5″
- Weight: 6.00 lbs.
- Receiver Finish: Black
- Rear Sight: Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
- Front Sight: Brass Bead
- Scopeability: 3/8″ Grooved Receiver
- Stock Material: American Walnut
- Buttplate Pad: Plastic
- Length Of Pull: 14″
- Safety: 1/4 Cock
- Best Uses: Target/Hunting/Small Game