Posted July 5, 2017 12:40 pm by Comments

By Kristin Alberts

The world of lever-run shotguns is certainly not new.  Winchester and Marlin have been doing it for decades, though most of those guns are long “obsolete.”  Accordingly, there was much hubbub when Henry announced the introduction of a pair of 410 lever action scatterguns for 2017.  Though they’ve been shipping for a few months, demand far exceeds production.  We had a chance to get our hands on one of the first guns off the line, and while we spent plenty of time at the range, clay thrower and patterning board first, what better way to test the guns mettle than on a hunt?
Henry Lever Action 410’s
As part of their “outside the box” design campaign, Henry added a pair of 410 lever action shotguns to their heretofore all-rifle family.  Both variants are based on their blued steel-framed 45-70 lever big bores.  There’s the H018-410R, which is the compact 20 inch version with a fixed cylinder bore choke. But the heart of the line, as far as we hunters are concerned, is the H018-410 long gun with a 24 inch round blued barrel, interchangeable invector style chokes, and brass front bead.  The barrel length greatly improves practical ranges and capabilities, while screw-in


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