45/70 Henry Blue Wood Single Shot
The single-shot rifle is aimed at the challenge of hunting with only one round on board, and hunters who prefer the uncomplicated durability and dependability. Make no mistake though - while some might consider a single-shot an entry-level proposition, these rifles are built to the same high standards as all of Henry's other rifles. Made in American or not at all, a Henry single-shot rifle represents dependable simplicity.
These elegantly simple rifles feature 22” round barrels, fully adjustable folding leaf rear sight and brass bead front sights that they use on the lever actions, a drilled and tapped provision for optional scope use, walnut front and rear furniture, a curved pistol grip wrist and solid rubber recoil pad on the steel versions, a straight English wrist and brass buttplate on the brass rifles, and a non-ejecting case extractor.
These new rifles use a familiar locking lever on top of the frame, behind the external hammer spur, to break the barrel open. Henry has added their own touch here though- the lever can be pivoted either left or right from its center position to unlock, which works well for both lefties and righties. The action has no external manual safety; it uses a rebounding hammer that can’t touch the firing pin unless the trigger’s deliberately pulled, and an interlock system that doesn’t allow the barrel to open if the hammer’s cocked, or the barrel to close if the hammer’s cocked while it’s open. Quick to load or unload, safe to carry, and simple to operate.
• Calibre: .45-70
• Barrel Length: 22"
• Barrel Type: Round Blued Steel
• Rate of Twist: 1:20
• Overall Length: 37.5"
• Weight: 6.83 lbs.
• Receiver Finish: Blued Steel
• Rear Sight: Fully Adjustable Folding Leaf
• Front Sight: Brass Bead
• Scopeability: Drilled and Tapped
• Stock Material: American Walnut
• Buttplate/Pad: Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
• Length of Pull: 14"
• Embellishments/Extras: Swivel Studs