Gun Report

Henry U.S. Survival Rifle .22 LR

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Simplicity defined. There's little here that doesn't belong, and everything that does. Adjustable sights, versatility of ammunition, reliability, and a handy package in .22 LR. Oh yes, it needs a trigger job. Don't rely on the stock too long to keep this rifle floating, because it leaks. The rifle was supplied with two magazines, and all of it fit inside the stock.

Henry U.S. Survival Rifle .22 LR

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We chose a black-finished rifle for our testing, and found the finish is actually Teflon. Other finishes are silver and (more costly) camouflage. The entire rifle weighed only 2.6 pounds empty, and arrived in a black cardboard box. Prying off the butt pad revealed three main component parts and two eight-round magazines. Assembling the rifle was easy and straightforward. The action fastened to the front of the butt stock with a captive screw contained within the pistol grip. The front of the stock was slotted to accept the receiver, and the action fit well and snugly into the recess. The barrel attached via a knurled ring to the front of the receiver. The magazine release was a lever at the front of the trigger guard, and it worked well, though the magazine was not as rattle-free as we would have liked. Speaking of rattles, the second magazine stored within the butt stock needed some cleaning patches or foam rubber to keep it from making unwanted noise.
The maker's name was tastefully placed on the left side of the action. The mag release is that serrated piece within the front of the trigger guard. Workmanship was more than acceptable, despite a few minor rough spots. The rear-sight adjustment screw is visible at the rear of the action.
A captive screw through the pistol grip secured the receiver to the stout butt stock. The stock had a pebble-grain finish that, together with the man-size stock, gave good control.
The rear sight slid up and down for elevation, and the front was driftable for windage. Outdoorsmen will love this little rifle.

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