Henry Repeating Arms recognozes that the lever action world is a wide one, with all sorts of lever-gunners looking for all sorts of lever actions to fill all sorts of lever action needs and desires. We do our best to accommodate all of those segments among our customers, and if you happen to be a student of the Old West, or an admirer of the traditional looks (and nostalgia) of time-honored case hardened colors, we’ve got your corner covered with the Color Case Hardened Lever Action Side Gate models.
One of our most appealing steel frame finishes, the colors come from a genuine case-hardening process on the frame and fore-end cap that sets these rifles apart from our other blued steel models, without the bright “Here I am!” of the brass and silver rifles. In the woods, where they’re right at home, the deep bluing, dark walnut, and mottled case colors form their own basic camouflage that your Great Grandpa would have been very familiar with while hunting deer or elk, and we like to think he would have been quite appreciative to have this Henry along.
Merging old with new, the profile of the Color Case Hardened rifles is conventional, and the two calibers are also long-established. The .30-30 dates back to 1894, the .45-70 to 1873, and while they may be considered ancient today, between those two calibers the modern hunter can handle anything from coyote to grizzly, with the right load.
The rifles themselves are built at our Rice Lake, Wisconsin, factory (where all the steel models are produced), 100% American, in traditional form with octagonal barrels, adjustable buckhorn and bead sights, and checkered walnut furniture. The modern part comes from the quality steels we use, the transfer bar safety, a side loading gate and removable tube magazine configuration, sling swivel studs, a drilled and tapped frame, and a ventilated rubber recoil pad. Choose your caliber, the straight-wristed .30-30 or the pistol-gripped .45-70, and you’re ready to carry on where Great Grandpa left off. This would be considered a deluxe model in his time, and if he were around today, you’d undoubtedly get an envious nod of approval.