NRA Gun of the Week: Henry Repeating Arms X Model .45-70

posted on December 18, 2020
The Henry Repeating Arms X Model series of lever-action rifles and shotguns gives enthusiasts a classic firearm action with a new-age twist that provides enhanced ergonomics, recoil mitigation and accessory-attachment points.

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Henry's X Model chambered for the straight-wall .45-70 Gov't. cartridge provides a suppressor-ready experience second to none. Henry’s X Model is built around the company’s Big Boy platform and features a steel receiver with right-side loading gate. For added safety, a transfer-bar safety mechanism is utilized to prevent accidental discharge. A large-loop lever was added for enhanced function.

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Users looking to suppress Henry’s X Model can do so via the provided 5/8X24 t.p.i. muzzle threads. A knurled metal ring is included for protection. Below the gun’s muzzle is another knurled fixture, which allows access to the magazine tube for loading and unloading. This particular model is outfitted with a 19.8” steel barrel. The barreled action is blued, and the barrel is fitted with adjustable sights and a provision for optics-mounting is included on the receiver.
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Black-synthetic furniture fitted to the blued barreled action features a molded-in sling stud and M1913 Picatinny rail at the tip of the fore-end. Magpul’s M-LOK-pattern slots are provided here, too. The buttstock contains a molded-in sling stud and is capped in soft rubber.

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Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Henry Repeating Arms X Model .45-70.

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Henry Repeating Arms X Model .45-70 Specifications
Manufacturer: Henry Repeating Arms
Action Type: lever-action, center-fire rifle
Chambering: .45-70 Gov’t.
Receiver: steel
Barrel: 19.8” steel; threaded 5/8X24 t.p.i.
Finish: blued
Stock: black synthetic
Magazine: tubular, four-round
Sights: adjustable fiber-optic; drilled-and-tapped receiver
Overall Length: 38.6”
Weight: 7 lbs., 4 ozs.
MSRP: $970

Further Reading:
A Hard Look at Henry Lever-Actions

Tested: Henry Big Boy All-Weather Rifle

Top 10 Infantry Rifles of All Time

Tested: The New Henry Side Loader Lever-Action Rifle

Tested: Henry Repeating Arms Smooth Bore Garden Gun

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