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Henry Warning!!!!-

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ultima-Ratio, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Ultima-Ratio

    Ultima-Ratio Well-Known Member

    Just recieved a warning from Henry that mentions some Big Boys have in fact been shipped with SIX rounds of live ammo

    Lawyers get ready, set.....GO!
  2. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    Chambered or no?

    I've heard some things from a store manager or two about at least one other brand shipping across the country, loaded and chambered. Brand shall remain nameless because it is not firsthand information.
  3. Titan6

    Titan6 member

    What were the four rules again? Don't recall any exceptions like "does not apply if shipped from the factory NIB".

    Never assume. Ever.
  4. james_bond

    james_bond Well-Known Member

    That is more exciting than finding a toy in your ceral box :)
  5. Ultima-Ratio

    Ultima-Ratio Well-Known Member

    Chambered or no?

    No mention of the rifles condition other than posted
  6. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    Reason I ask is that I'm not sure that a chambered lever gun is drop-safe, depending on the position of the hammer and the gun design. Scary.
  7. Poper

    Poper Well-Known Member

    Free ammo?:D
  8. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    With the prices of ammo lately, I'd be psyched!
  9. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    They just need to run a contest.

    "Watch for free ammo in with your new gun and WIN! WIN! WIN!"
  10. BobbyQuickdraw

    BobbyQuickdraw Well-Known Member

    The Henry is NOT safe to carry with a round chambered. None of the Cowboy style rifles are, because almost all of them lack a physical safety, so the hammer sits on the bolt, which has the firing pin resting on the live round. The Rossi 92's have a safety, but if the safety is disengaged, its 'unsafe.'

    Though I think some of the rifles do have a quarter stop, but the instruction manuals say "dont carry chambered, as if dropped the gun may accidentally discharge."
  11. Magnuumpwr

    Magnuumpwr Well-Known Member

    Probably a ploy to get people to buy henry rifles!!
  12. The Canuck

    The Canuck Well-Known Member

    Hopefully there won't be an ND and the person who picks up the rifle follows good SOP and clears the firearm before playin' with it. And when he finds six rounds of ammo in it he can keep it!
  13. TehK1w1

    TehK1w1 Well-Known Member

    The half-cock found on Marlin Levers seems pretty much bulletproof to me-I've tried VERY hard to make the gun fire in that condition.
    Of course, no safety should be trusted absolutely.
  14. MilsurpShooter

    MilsurpShooter Well-Known Member

    Henry has a Half Cock, don't know if they have another safety on the large bore models, I know my .22 lever doesn't
  15. Gunnerpalace

    Gunnerpalace Well-Known Member

    Not to sound stupid, but dealers, do people drop guns when looking at them?
  16. Dave Hicks

    Dave Hicks Member

    I'm not a dealer, but I did get a real good deal on a Sig 220 SAS that had been dropped and damaged in the shop.

    Fixed up, it was still $250 under list.
  17. MilsurpShooter

    MilsurpShooter Well-Known Member

    Saw a very nice Mauser Broomhandle hit the floor at the gunshop I go to
  18. JWarren

    JWarren Well-Known Member

    It would be a real eye-opener for a FFL to get a box in with a bullet hole in the end of it. :what:

    -- John
  19. DZL HOG

    DZL HOG Well-Known Member

    /\/\/\ That would definitely be a scary thing. That'll teach the guys on the loading docks not to throw the packages around.

    I would think that a gunshop would check the gun before putting it on the shelf or handing it to a potential buyer. I know alot of the rifles on the shelves have bolts removed, are locked back, have the triggers and/or levers zip tied or something.

  20. zinj

    zinj Well-Known Member

    If you look in most instruction manuals for long guns there is a warning not to carry a loaded chamber. The half-cock setup isn't any less drop-safe than a gun with a trigger-block manual safety. In fact, it may be moreso because there is much more engagement between the half cock notch and sear than on the hammer and sear engagement surfaces on a gun with a safety that only blocks the trigger.

    Back on the main topic, why were the guns loaded like that in the first place? Did they load them up for test firing and accidentally send them out by mistake?

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