Your introduction to shotgunning could have been taught by Dad, or maybe Grandpa, by taking you out in the forest or field and patiently explaining how to shoulder it, how to lean into the gun, how to use that bead, and how to lead on a bird or rabbit. Later on, you may have graduated to something more expensive, but the memories will never be outgrown. Far too often overshadowed by the speed of a modern repeater, the truth that many already know is that a good single-shot shotgun today can still bring home fur and feathers every bit as well as it ever did, and they’ve done much better than merely “good” with theirs.
Sharing the same action as Henry’s single-shot rifle, their new break-top shotgun in 12 gauge brass or steel options feature the same rebounding external hammer and dual-direction pivoting locking lever setup that blocks hammer contact with the firing pin unless the trigger’s pulled, and the same interlock system prevents opening the action with the hammer cocked, or closing it with the hammer cocked, as additional safety measures.
Like the rifle, there’s no manual safety on these shotguns, and they wear American walnut with a solid black rubber recoil pad on the steel-framed guns and a smooth brass buttplate on the brightly polished brass-framed models. Barrels on both are black matte finished, with the steel shotguns using a pistol-grip stock wrist and the brass guns carrying a straight English-style wrist. Unlike the rifle, though, shells are fully ejected on opening the action for a quick follow-up shot if needed, not just partially extracted. Brass beads are standard, barrel lengths are 28” in the 12 gauge for good reach in the field, with a 14” length of pull. They’ve done their best to keep weights down for field carry, and one thing they want to emphasize is that these shotguns are not intended to be budget entries-their standards are high and you can count on them for the long run.
Henry knows as well as you do, that one choke does not fit all hunters; this gun has removable chokes so you can adapt your shotgun’s choke and thus alter its pattern and range so your shotgun can be used effectively in a wide variety of hunting and/or shooting situations. Whether you like the simple operation, the reliable action, the nostalgia factor of hunting with a one-shot shotgun, or the uncomplicated first-gun introduction for a new shotgunner, Henry’s built these for a wide audience. They’ll put on a show you’ll enjoy for years to come.
Chamber Size: 3.5″
Round Barrel Length: 28″
Barrel Type: Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist: Smooth/Modified Choke
Overall Length: 43.5″
Weight: 6.83 lbs.
Receiver Finish: Polished Brass Rear
Sight: None Front Sight: Brass Bead
Stock Material: American Walnut
Length of Pull: 14″
Safety: Rebounding Hammer
3 1/2″ Shells
|Model Name||Brass Single Shot|
|Condition||New in Box|