View Full Version : Henry .22lr Lever Action H001

05-04-2011, 5:53 PM
Hey yall! I'm about a 5.6 mm close to purchasing this rimfire for 300 dollars +DROS+TAX. I've read/seen some great reviews about this firearm, and haven't seen much about its faults. I was just wondering if there was anything I should know about this firearm, pros and cons. You guys know what they say about rose tinted glasses, I just wanted to make sure I'm not wearing any...

This would be my first rimfire and .22 so...

05-04-2011, 5:53 PM
Buy it!!

05-04-2011, 6:01 PM
Buy it!!

Wow, that was fast! Thanks for the input!

05-04-2011, 6:49 PM
Do you got a picture of it?

05-04-2011, 6:55 PM
They are great little rifles, have one and may get another.
BTW Henry is well know for great customer support if its needed.
I'm sure I got mine around $250 check around a bit.

05-04-2011, 7:16 PM
I have the H001t. Henerys are quality rifles. The kind that you hand down to grand kids. There is no smoother action than the lever on a Henery. Only down side is fighting with my son over who gets to shoot it first.
Get it!

05-04-2011, 7:45 PM
how do these compare to the marlin 39a?

05-04-2011, 8:05 PM
With a flick of the fingers, you've ejected and loaded another round. Smoother than the winchester, you keep shooting, wonder when is it gonna be empty. For poppin cans, squirrels, etc, the henry is the way to go !

05-04-2011, 8:11 PM
Love my henry. Kids love it too. I won't be putting a scope on it because it's just fun to shoot with the iron sights. Very accurate out of the box.

05-04-2011, 8:19 PM
Wow, that was fast! Thanks for the input!

I was in a hurry earlier. The Henrys are great little lever guns. They are accurate and rugged!

05-05-2011, 5:10 AM
I love mine with a 4X scope it is way more accurate than I am.

05-05-2011, 5:44 AM
I have a scope for mine but its more fun to shoot it without the scope.

05-05-2011, 7:08 AM
Great little gun. I shoot mine a lot. I even have an H001M that I put a scope on - more of a hunting rifle while the H001 is the plinker.

05-05-2011, 11:08 PM
my co-worker told me bout this lever action henry gun, but he was talkin bout a shotgun. now im confused, i need visual illustration... pix pls! haha

05-05-2011, 11:24 PM
These are what I'm talking about.

Thanks everyone for the input! I'll update it with pics when I get it!

05-05-2011, 11:28 PM
I have a Henry H001. For $300 you get great wood, but realize that the receiver is not steel. The inner receiver is cast alloy, with another cast alloy piece covering it from the top, held in place with machine screws.

Also, there are about 3 pieces of plastic on the gun: the front sight, the barrel band, and the butt plate. You can order metal versions of the first two from Henry for about $20.

The trigger had more sear engagement than what I prefer, but not any more than that of a typical Ruger 10/22. There is no manual safety other than half-cock, so the extra sear engagement does server a purpose.

Aimed using a inexpensive Bushnell 4x32 scope, mine shoots about 1.5" groups with CCI Blazer, about 1" groups with Wolf Match Target.

05-06-2011, 4:31 PM
What I was looking for was a good, cheap plinker that's cheap to shoot, a blast to shoot and one that will last for as long as I'm still able to shoot it.

05-10-2011, 6:01 PM
I got the Octagon version that had to be special ordered. Bought it at Turner's. Had some problems. Receiver cover had sever knick on it that looked like it was just covered up by a sharpie. The forearm was also loose. It took 3 attempts to get a reply back from Henry's customer service. I originally sent an email because I wanted to send pics of the receiver, pics attached below. When I finally got a hold of them service was great. They send a new receiver cover and forearm for free.

When I took it to the range the first time. It did not shoot straight out of the box. It shot right and it took some effort to drift the rear sight.

I do still like my Henry despite the rough start. It is accurate and there is a cool factor having a Henry especially with the octagon barrel.

05-13-2011, 9:56 AM
the octo barrel is pretty sweet, I got mine with a large loop from reeds in minnesota for 325

05-13-2011, 3:15 PM
Gotta get a Spee-D-Loader as well!

05-13-2011, 4:16 PM
Will I really be needing a speed loader?
I'm also planning on picking up a .22 bore snake, along with some .22s...

Anyone have any recommendations for ammunition for the henry .22?

05-13-2011, 4:19 PM
You don't need a spee-d-loader, it is just quick, just like any other speed loader. You just pour the cartidges in the tube magazine from the top. I have one.

ken worth
05-13-2011, 4:21 PM
the Henry lever action .22 is a great rifle and a lot of fun to shoot.
but I do want to warn you , when you think you have unloaded it it may not be unloaded.
here is a story (short version)
I use my Henry mostly for varmit reduction, my habit is to fill the tube and patrol the property and some days I return to the house without shooting it dry. one time as I was preparing to clean it after varmit patrol, I emptied it by working the lever over and over until after about 8 or 10 times without anything ejecting I assummed that it was empty. after cleaning the gun including running a boresnake through about three times i AIMED IT AT THE OPEN DOOR ON THE GUN SAFE AND PRESSED THE TRIGGER TO LOWER THE HAMMER AND BANG . THERE NOW IS A SMALL HOLE IN THE INSULATION ON THE SAFE DOOR. I could not believe that a round could be still in there after all that but it was stuck up in the loading tube and finally came loose and into the chamber as I closed the lever.

moral of the story:
always consider the gun loaded even when you are sure that it is not.
keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times.
keep you finger off the trigger untill your on target.
be sure of your target and whats beyond it.

Buy the gun and enjoy it, its a great gun.

05-13-2011, 6:40 PM
It is a fun gun, accurate out of the box!

First time out had a hard time getting it away from my son and grandson.:cool:

Watters Edge Design
05-17-2011, 6:11 PM
on sale at turners

Watters Edge Design
05-17-2011, 6:17 PM
May 18th 249 henry.

05-17-2011, 6:51 PM
May 18th 249 henry.

Too late, already bought it, currently on day seven of my ten day waiting period...

05-17-2011, 7:10 PM
Great rifle! The cool factor for me was my Henry was made in Brooklyn. In the neighborhood I grew up in.

05-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Anyone got any suggestions on ammo for this rifle? What brands you guys would recommend? I know big 5 currently has a sale on .22lr Remington right now...

05-20-2011, 10:42 AM
I'm interested in the same Henry! OP, after p/u please let us see it. Thanks.

05-20-2011, 10:54 AM
I'm interested in the same Henry! OP, after p/u please let us see it. Thanks.

Sure! I'll posts some picks of it when I pick it up, I've also scheduled a range session with my friends on Sunday to try it out, I'll see how that goes!

05-20-2011, 11:12 AM
Here's mine the finish was chipping a little so I stripped it and did a polish on it.


05-20-2011, 11:26 AM
I definitely enjoy my Henry more than my tacticool .22s ;) Definitely a great rifle!!!

05-20-2011, 11:32 AM
Kala, here's a very informative post (with pics) made by a new Henry owner a couple years ago on another forum. The OP takes you from opening the box, cleaning the rifle, to its first range trip. (He recommends Federal bulk pack, btw.) Congratulations on your new Henry!


05-20-2011, 11:38 AM


Always liked the cowboy looped henry.

05-20-2011, 8:50 PM
Here she is! Aint she a beaut!? Just brought it back home, she looks fine! All she needs is a quick cleaning, some Hoppes, and she's ready to go! Bought a bore snake for .22 and some federal!


05-20-2011, 9:17 PM
She IS a beaut ! Congrats!

05-21-2011, 10:00 AM
Anyone got any suggestions on ammo for this rifle? What brands you guys would recommend? I know big 5 currently has a sale on .22lr Remington right now...

I believe you will find that the majority opinion of Remington ammo is that it's dirty, not too accurate and inconsistent. Some folks like it but most don't. I shoot a lot of Federal AutoMatch thru my bolt 22s and for the price it is pretty accurate, clean, no failures to fire out of 10 boxes so far. Best is its about $15.50 for 325 rounds at your local Walmart (if they carry it). More expensive that Remington, Federal or Winchester bulk but its a much better ammo in my opionion. Try a box I think you find its a good ammo for that rifle.

For the least expensive check Dunn's Sporting Goods (online). They usually have American Eagle Hollow Point or Round Nose or CCI Blazer for $159/5000 rounds shipped to your door and all is pretty good ammo and all have been far superior to Remington ammo in my six 22 bolt guns. I especially like the AE 38 gr HP. Not target ammo but very good for plinking and squirrels/rabbits.