Henry Repeating Arms reported a safety issue affecting specific lever action .45-70 Gov’t rifles manufactured between December 14, 2022 and January 11, 2023. 

Henry voluntarily initiated the recall because, under certain conditions, the rifles could discharge without pulling the trigger if the hammer is released or dropped from the cocked position. Owners should discontinue use until the company finds whether or not the rifle is subject to a recall.

Henry Repeating Arms firearm products purchased before December 2022 are not subject to recall, and no action is needed.

To determine if a Henry .45-70 lever action rifle is affected, owners were advised to check the serial number of their firearm at henryusa.com/recall, email recall@henryusa.com, or call toll-free 1-866-200-2354. The safety issue was discovered internally during test firing and is related to firing pins that may not meet specifications. 

Henry Repeating Arms will replace the firing pins free of charge in the order by which the firearms are received. Information on the turnaround time for rifles returned to the company under the recall is here.

Henry Repeating Arms will send customers with a rifle affected by the recall a $50 gift card for HenryPride.com upon completion of service.