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Henry Single Shot Rifle and Shotgun recall notice

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bandit67, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Bandit67

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    I got an email last night from Henry. There's a recall on Single Shot Rifles and Shotguns. Apparently it is possible under certain conditions for the rifle to fire without the trigger being pulled if the hammer is partially cocked and released. They have identified the problem and will be replacing various components of the Fire Control System. As a courtesy they will also do an improvement to the Trigger pull that everyone complains about.
    If you have a Henry Single Shot rifle go to the website for info. I contacted them last night and am waiting for a shipping box and label to arrive. It will be done on first come first served basis.
     
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    Bump to stay on first page.
    Mods feel free to move this if there's a better spot for it.
     
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  3. Ernie Bass

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    Interesting, I was planning on getting one, before the crap happened and all sold out. I have been selling off most of my shotguns and planning of focusing on just a single shot which I enjoy now more than others.
     
  4. Bandit67

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    I love my single shot Henry 44 Mag. I use it in Southern MI for deer. The trigger pull on mine is okay too. Never measured it but it's fine for a hunting rifle.
    I commend Henry for not messing around and fixing this problem.
    I hope it's a quick turn around and I have it back before deer season.
     
  5. Armored farmer

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    Another single shot fan here.
    Simplicity and the essence of shooting fundamentals.
    I hope you get it back in time for opening day.
     
  6. 22250Rem

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    Thanks for letting folks know. It's the first I've heard of it. I have a single shot in .308 and it would great to have a little improvement on that trigger, besides the recall work.
     
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  7. Legionnaire
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    @Bandit67, I appreciate the heads up. I have Single Shots in .44 and .357 and really like them both; from the serial numbers, they are both inside the first 200 in each cartridge. I'm looking forward to the trigger upgrade. I bought replacement springs but hadn't gotten around to installing them yet. Now I won't have to. Sounds like the recall work should fix the safety issue and improve the trigger feel.

    On a side note, I'll also be interested to see what they say about the .44 when they see it; the receiver has already turned a rich plum color which I assume means it wasn't blued properly from the factory. It looks pretty cool, but it shouldn't have changed this fast. I think I'll include a note asking them to take a look at it.
     
  8. Daveboone

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    I bought the single shot in .308 and was very excited to get it. It was probably the prettiest rifle I owned. I was quickly disappointed. My trigger pull was beyond horrible, heavy with a "step" immediately before let off, as well as many failure to fire rounds. On researching this online I discovered that this was very common and very difficult to fix (there were several "easy fixes", but none of them were sure, and I tried them all. As I expected MUCH more from them, I traded off the gun after about 8 months of sweat and toil. My brother in law now has the gun (he knew about my problems with it) but was satisfied with it, but will be sending it in for the upgrade. If his is greatly improved when it comes back I may try one again.
     
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  9. BullRunBear

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    This is news to me. Thanks for letting us know about the recall. I have one in 223 which is a sweet shooter. My wife hated the AR platform but liked the cartridge, so we went with the Henry. It's a beautiful piece and I really enjoy single shot rifles. I'll start the process this week. I don't hunt anymore so time to return is not critical.

    Now if only Henry would offer it in 41 magnum. SIGH!

    Jeff
     
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  10. chamokaneman

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    I have a 223 and a 308 in them and yes the triggers both suck (ed). Hard to pull and this gritty in between stage once you finally get the trigger to start moving. I've done the spring replacement thing on one of them and feel I managed to safely improve it some. Guess I'll put it back to OEM. Will save the springs though. Never know what they'll be like when they come back. Hopefully, much better and no need to resort to mods.
     
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    @Bandit67
    Thank you for posting. This is the first I have heard about this.

    I have a 45-70 steel model. Wonderful rifle. Trigger pull is just a little stiff but not bad. I will check and see if it’s part of the recall.

    Thank you.
     
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  12. Legionnaire
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    So first person here to get theirs back, please give us a report. Henry acknowledged my contact, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I’ll post again when I have the mailing label and ship.
     
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    Not sure why but my curiosity is piqued. If you can will you post a picture of it?

    Did you contact Henry about the issues?
     
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  14. Backwater_Bill

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    Thanks for the heads up just filled out the form. Henry is a good company and after this is dealt with I will be purchasing another Henry Rifle just because I like their products and have a lot of respect for the company. (been eyeing their Pump action in .22 Magnum)
     
  15. Daveboone

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    Nope. They were well aware of the problems folks were having, and it was all part of the inherent system...basically poor design due to liability issues. Check out the Single Shot Shooters site (think thats a name) there is a very extensive thread there in regards to this.
    I am not sure what you want a pic posted of...I traded the gun off.
     
  16. cdb1

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    I want to see a photo of Legionnaires plum colored receiver, I did not ask you to post a photo.
     
  17. Legionnaire
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    @cdb1, tough getting good lighting, but you can see the contrast here.

    plum1.jpg
     
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    It’s definitely noticeable.
     
  19. flyingtiger85

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    I recently picked up the Henry single shot .223/.556 and it's super accurate.Simple and very fun to shoot.I would think if you pulled the hammer back half way and let it snap forward hitting the firing pin it might fire.Not sure if I'm sending it back yet.
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    One of the first rules of firearm safety.Always keep a loaded firearm pointed in a safe direction.Or a firearm thats even believed to be unloaded.
     
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