What Are the Features of the Henry 22LR?


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The Henry 22LR features a walnut stock, an adjustable rear site and a receiver for scope mounting. Also called the Henry Classic Lever Action .22 Rifle, this weapon weighs 5.25 pounds. The lightweight rifle has a Western-style look and a large loop lever.

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The Henry 22LR features an 18.25-inch barrel and its total length is 36.25 inches. The rifle's tube-shaped magazine can carry up to 21 rounds of .22 ammunition. This rifle's barrel is made from blued steel, as is its lever. All Henry 22LR rifles are made in America. As of summer 2015, the Henry 22LR's suggested retail price is $360.

This rifle is a product of the Henry Repeating Arms Company. The manufacturer is based in New Jersey and Wisconsin. HRA does not sell weapons directly to the public; instead HRA distributes its products through a roster of licensed arms dealers. Outside of the United States, HRA weapons are sold in 32 countries throughout the world.

Inventor Benjamin Henry designed the first practical, widely adopted lever-action repeating rifle. The first Henry rifle was patented in 1860, and these rifles were prized by Union soldiers, particularly cavalrymen. Northern troops used Henry rifles to great effect during 1864's Battle of Allatoona Pass in northern Georgia.

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