I just received an email from my friends over at Henry USA who informed me of a voluntary recall concerning one of their lever action rifles.
According to Henry, the recall affects certain 45-70 Government rifles that were made between December 14, 2022 and January 11, 2023. Henry recommends immediately stopping the use of the following models manufactured during that time frame: H010G, H010GAW, H010GAWP, H010GCC, H010X, and H024-4570.
The issue is that some rifles under certain conditions may unintentionally fire due to an out-of-spec firing pin without the trigger having to be pulled. If the hammer is released or dropped from the cocked position, it can fire.
The fix for these rifles is to replace the firing pin with one that is in specification.
The first step is to figure out if your rifle is one of the affected models manufactured within the specified timeframe, and then visit their page to check your serial number.
Henry stated that if your rifle is manufactured outside of the specified date, no actions need to be taken.
If you do have one of the affected rifles, Henry will supply you with a prepaid shipping label, instructions on your next steps, and give you a small gift for your troubles.