We were out at NRA’s Annual Meetings for the 2019 year and had the opportunity to put our hands on Henry’s new side loading, lever action rifle. As I think of all Henry’s brass guns, I think this one is functionally beautiful.
It’s something that can rest over the fireplace or be used to bring dinner home. And, without spending too much time on it, this is something that should set Henry USA apart from all other lever gun manufacturers.
The H024 is a side-gate loading, polished, hardened brass receiver with the usual brass accents and an engraved foregrip and stock. A model of this type, side loading, is a first from Henry Repeating Arms–and something that I’ve been hearing customers ask for, for quite a while.
This new rifle allows the shooter to top off or just plain old load the rifle from the gate whenever needed–even on the fly while stalking. The rifle features a round, 20 inch barrel, semi-buckhorn sights, and walnut furniture.
The tubular magazine stays, and if the gun needs to be unloaded, opening the action and removing the plunger is the best way to do it.
You can also continue to load the rifle via the totally tubular magazine, as well. The newest addition to the family, Henry’s Side Gate lever rifle is offered in 30-30, 38-55, and 35 Rem.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in the .35 Remington model, and if I ever get an extra $1,045.00, it’d definitely be a good way to spend it. How else would I get a functional piece of art?
Here is Henry’s announcement video with .22 Plinkster showing off some shooting:
You can visit Henry’s website for more information and to learn about how to buy one of these rifles. I know the industry is excited for these, so you may be waiting for a minute or two before there is any availability. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Also, check out our Henry Big Boy Steel .44 Mag review, here.