The Henry Guarantee
We are confident that you’ll enjoy and be proud to own any of our Henry firearms, well known for their reliability, accuracy, handsome looks and smooth action.
Our goal has and always will be to manufacture a line of classic, well-crafted firearms that every enthusiast would find readily affordable.
We take great pride in manufacturing our shotguns in the United States, hence our corporate motto “Made in America, or Not Made at All”.
Thank you very much for spending your hard earned money to purchase a Henry. I certainly appreciate it and welcome you to the Henry family. As an owner of a Henry, you are backed by our lifetime warranty and my personal guarantee for 100% satisfaction. I will do what it takes to make certain you are happy with your purchase.
Henry Repeating Arms
Simple Limited Lifetime Warranty
It is our promise to you that as long as you own your Henry firearm, it will be free from defects in material and workmanship from the manufacturer. If you have a problem with your Henry firearm, we will fix it at no charge to you. Henry Repeating Arms shall repair, send replacement parts or replace the firearm with a valid warranty claim. If a complete replacement is necessary, the original firearm will not be returned. Henry RAC will provide repairs or replacement at no charge, but will not offer cash, credit, or refund.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE ON FIREARMS THAT HAVE BEEN ALTERED, ADDED TO, OR SUBSTANTIALLY CHANGED.
Removal of metal from the barrel, or modifications of the firing mechanism and/or operating parts, may lead to a refusal of service on such firearms. There will be a charge for parts and labor to return the firearm to original specifications.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ALTER THE TRIGGER, “SAFETY” OR OTHER PARTS OF FIRING MECHANISM OF THIS OR ANY OTHER FIREARM. FAILURE TO OBEY THIS WARNING MAY RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH.
NOTICE: Henry RAC shall not be responsible for injury, death, or damage to property resulting from either intentional or accidental discharge of this firearm, or from its function when used for purposes or subjected to treatment for which it is not designed.
Whether or not you are experienced in the safe handling of firearms, we urge you to read this entire instruction manual carefully. You must follow the safety instructions for your safety and the safety of others. Should you have any questions concerning the instructions in this manual, please call us at 201-858-4400.
WARNING: If you have little or no experience in the safe handling and operation of a firearm, we strongly urge you to take a firearms safety course from an NRA Certified Instructor or someone with equivalent qualifications before using this or any other firearm. You can contact the NRA Firearms Education and Safety Division at 703-267-1470 for the name of an instructor in your area, or contact your firearms dealer, law enforcement agency or local sportsman’s club for training.
General Gun Safety Handling
Apply the following safety rules in every situation, with any kind of firearm:
ALWAYS TREAT EVERY FIREARM AS IF IT IS LOADED AND WILL FIRE. Do not take anyone’s word that the firearm is unloaded – always check for yourself. Never pass your firearm to another person until the cylinder or action is open and you visually check that it is unloaded. Keep your firearm unloaded and safely stored when not in use.
ALWAYS BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEYOND. A bullet could travel through or past your target for up to 1½ miles. Always be sure your backstop is adequate to stop and contain bullets before beginning target practice so that you do not hit anything outside the range shooting area. If in doubt, don’t shoot! Do not fire randomly into the sky.
NEVER SHOOT ACROSS A HIGHWAY OR ANOTHER ROADWAY.
ALWAYS POINT YOUR FIREARM IN A SAFE DIRECTION. NEVER point a firearm at anyone or anything you do not intend to shoot whether or not it is loaded. This is particularly important when loading, unloading, or field stripping the firearm. ALWAYS control the direction of the firearm; if it fires accidentally, injury, death, or damage to property can be avoided.
NEVER PLACE YOUR FINGER INSIDE THE TRIGGER GUARD OR ON THE TRIGGER UNLESS YOU INTEND TO FIRE. You should also take care to ensure that other objects do not touch the trigger.
NEVER USE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS BEFORE OR WHILE SHOOTING. Your vision, motor skills and judgment could be dangerously impaired, making your gun handling unsafe to you and to others. Further, do not use your firearm if you are on any medication which impairs, even slightly, your mental or physical ability.
ALWAYS SEEK A DOCTOR’S ADVICE IF YOU ARE TAKING MEDICATION. Be sure you are fit to shoot and handle your firearm safely.
NEVER SHOOT AT A HARD SURFACE SUCH AS A ROCK OR A LIQUID SURFACE SUCH AS WATER. A bullet may ricochet and travel in any direction to strike you or an object you cannot see, causing injury, death or damage to property.
NEVER DISCHARGE A FIREARM NEAR FLAMMABLE MATERIAL. Flame and sparks erupt from the firearm when discharged. They could start a fire or cause flammable liquids to explode.
ALWAYS BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE RISK FROM DROPPING YOUR FIREARM. Some parts of the mechanism could be damaged. You may not see the damage, but it could be severe. The firearm may discharge and cause injury, death, or damage to property. If your firearm has been dropped, have it examined by a competent gunsmith before using it again.
ALWAYS KEEP AND CARRY YOUR FIREARM EMPTY WITH THE HAMMER IN THE “SAFE” POSITION except when you intend to shoot, so that your firearm cannot be fired when you do not intend to fire it.
NEVER CROSS OBSTACLES SUCH AS FENCES OR STREAMS WITH A LOADED FIREARM. Always make certain your firearm is unloaded before crossing a fence, climbing a tree, jumping a ditch or approaching other obstacles.
NEVER TRANSPORT A LOADED FIREARM. Keep all firearms unloaded during transport, even when stored in a holster, gun case, scabbard or other container.
NEVER WALK, CLIMB, OR FOLLOW A COMPANION WITH YOUR FIREARM COCKED AND READY TO FIRE. When hunting, hold your firearm so that you can always control the direction of the muzzle.
NEVER LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM UNATTENDED. Someone, especially a child, may fire it and cause injury, death, or damage to property.
ALWAYS INSTRUCT CHILDREN AND NON SHOOTERS TO RESPECT FIREARMS. If you teach your children to shoot or get them trained by a qualified instructor, be certain they know how to use the firearm properly and always supervise them closely. Always stress safety so that your children or others will not fire a rifle when or where it is unsafe to do so.
H002C – True Timber-Kanati Camo
H002VWP – True Timber-Viper Western Camo
Henry RAC Firearms are designed to function with a variety of brands and types of factory-manufactured ammunition in the appropriate caliber but not all ammunition produces the same result. Henry RAC recommends that after you read and understand this manual, you go to the range and fire different ammunition which is appropriate to the caliber of your firearm. Once you find the ammunition which functions best, keep using it. Especially when cutting-edge reliability and accuracy are vital to you. When sighting your rifle, shoot a group to determine point of impact on the target. Then make incremental adjustments to center the point of impact on the target bullseye. This gun will not cycle subsonic ammunition. We recommend you use high or hyper velocity ammunition.
How to Assemble
Remove the stock cap by holding the stock between your arm and chest and with both hands use pressure with your thumb to pry off the cap.
Remove the Barrel, action and one or both magazines from the stock.
WARNING: Be careful when removing parts from the stock to prevent them from falling to the ground and causing damage. The charging handle can fall from the action, if not held right side up.
Place the stock cap back on the stock.
Connect the action to the stock by inserting the rear portion of the action onto the forward slot on the stock. To secure the action to the stock, hold both firmly in place and rotate the stock takedown nut in the base of the pistol grip portion of the stock until it is firmly and tight.
Attach the barrel to the action by lining up the barrel lug guide on the rear portion of the barrel with the slot in the upper forward part of the acton. Lock the barrel into place by rotating the barrel nut. Make certain that the barrel is secured very tightly to the action.
How to Disassemble
Make certain that your rifle is not loaded.
Remove the magazine by pressing the magazine release, which can be found within the forward portion of the trigger guard.
Disengage the barrel from the action by rotating the barrel nut counterclockwise until it is free of the threads and remove the barrel. Hold the receiver right side up to prevent the loss of the charging handle.
Disengage the action from the stock by rotating the stock takedown nut counterclockwise until it is loose and you can separate the action from the stock.
Remove the stock cap and return the barrel, action and magazines to the interior of the stock. Replace the stock cap on stock.
To clean the action, use the following instructions.
Cock the action.
Remove the magazine.
Insert your index finger into the front of the action and depress the bolt until the charging handle is free to be removed.
Tilt the action forward and remove the bolt, action springs and action spring guide.
For reassembly, reverse the disassembly instructions.
How to Operate
If you have little or no experience in the safe handling of firearms, we strongly urge that you take a firearms safety course from an NRA certified instructor, or from someone with equivalent qualifications. You can contact the NRA Firearms Education and Safety Division at 703-267-1470 for the name of an instructor in your area.
CAUTION: Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
Load a magazine with 8 cartridges of .22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition. You can use either standard or higher velocity. We find that the gun functions best with .22LR high velocity.
Prior to inserting the magazine, we recommend lubricating the action with premium quality gun oil. Insert the magazine in the magazine well, an opening at the bottom of the receiver. Grasp the charging handle knob with thumb and index finger and pull straight out to the right. This will allow the shooter to “hook” the index finger around the handle in order to work the action.
Pull the charging handle fully to the rear and then release it to allow the bolt to move forward.
WARNING: The firearm is now ready to fire. Do not touch the trigger unless you intend to fire.
If you do not intend to fire the firearm immediately, you must activate the thumb safety on the right rear of the receiver by rotating the safety lever to the rear, in the direction of the arrow marked “SAFE”
WARNING: Keep the safety on at all times when the firearm is cocked and loaded, unless you intend to fire at a target. The safety cannot be engaged on the Henry U.S. Survival Rifle unless the hammer and trigger sear surfaces are engaged by cocking the bolt.
If you intend to fire the rifle, take aim and make certain that you are firing in a safe environment, that you or no other person is in danger. Next, disengage the safety by rotating forward. When on target, pull the trigger and fire. Upon firing, the rifle will immediately eject the fired cartridge and will automatically chamber another live cartridge. If you do not wish to continue firing, switch the safety back into the safe position and unload the rifle as per the following instruction.
At the completion of firing, or whenever a cartridge has been chambered by operation of the bolt and you do not wish to fire it, unload the firearm by:
1) Placing the safety in the “SAFE” position.
2) REMOVING THE MAGAZINE
3) Pulling the charging handle to the rear to eject any cartridge in the chamber.
WARNING: Always unload your gun when you have finished shooting, Making certain that the magazine and chamber are empty before putting your gun away.
Always be sure barrel, bore, chamber, and action are clean and clear of obstructions. Clean a fouled firearm immediately so that it will function correctly and safely.
Always use only clean, dry, high-quality, commercially manufactured ammunition in good condition and appropriate to the caliber of your firearm. Gun and ammunition manufacturers design their products within exacting engineering safety limits. Handloads and remanufactured ammunition are sometimes outside those limits and could blow up the chamber, bolt and receiver of any firearm and cause injury, death or damage to property.
Malfunction and Troubleshooting
Failure to fire: IF THE FIREARM FAILS TO FIRE do not put it down or open the action. Always HOLD the firearm, KEEPING IT POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION and WAIT 30 SECONDS. If a hangfire (slow ignition) has occurred, the round will fire within 30 seconds. If the round does not fire, remove the ammunition, eject the round and examine the cartridge. If the firing pin indent on the rim is light or non-existent, have the firearm examined by a competent gunsmith before firing again. If the firing pin indent on the rim appears normal (in comparison with similar previously fired rounds) assume you have faulty ammunition. Segregate the misfired round from other live firearm ammunition and empty cases, reload, and carry on firing.
NOTE: Dispose of misfired rounds in accordance with ammunition manufacturer’s instructions.
Never use your firearm if it fails to function properly, and never force a jammed action. Forcing the action could make the round explode, causing serious injury, possible death, or severe damage to your firearm or other property.
Cleaning, Storage and Maintenance
Always check to make sure your firearm is not loaded before cleaning, storing, traveling, laying it down, or handing it to another person so that it cannot be fired when it is unsafe to do so.
Always keep and store your firearm and ammunition in separate, locked locations, out of reach and sight of children and untrained people to minimize the risk of rifle and ammunition being easily available for loading and firing by unauthorized persons.
How to Clean
Be sure that your gun is unloaded before attempting to clean.
The gun owner is responsible for periodic inspection and proper maintenance by a qualified gunsmith to ensure that this firearm remains in proper adjustment and that worn parts are replaced.
REMEMBER — rust is neglect. Make sure all exposed metal surfaces are coated with a film of oil. After being subjected to damp weather, thoroughly wipe the bore and wipe off the metal surfaces. Then apply a new film of oil. If exposed to a soaking rain, snow or salt spray a more thorough cleaning and oiling may be necessary, requiring removal of the trigger guard and breech bolt assemblies.
Between seasons, apply a coat of grease to the bore and metal parts and store in a dry place. Do not plug the barrel, or store in a case made of fabric or material which will absorb the lubricant from the gun.
To keep the bore in good condition, be sure that it is cleaned and oiled after each shooting session. Scrub with a nylon or brass brush which has been dipped in a solvent or bore cleaner. Remove the barrel from the action and clean from the breech end. Pass several cloth patches through the bore to remove all solvent. After removing the solvent, oil the bore with a good grade of gun oil on a cloth patch. Wipe any oil residue before shooting.
Maintenance Before Storage
When storing your firearm, do not encase it in anything that will attract or hold moisture, for example, leather or heavy cloth. Also, do not store firearms with a plug inserted in the barrel because this can be a contributing factor to moisture accumulation.
If your firearm is to be stored for an extended period, the bore, chamber and internal surfaces should be oiled with a high-quality lubricating oil or preservative intended for firearms. The external parts; receiver, bolt and barrel should be coated with an anti-rust oil.
Before using your firearm again, be sure to clean it. Every time you clean your firearm, check it for signs of wear. If wear is noted, do not use the firearm, have it checked by a qualified gunsmith.
Make sure your firearm is in good mechanical condition before firing it. Periodically have your firearm checked for signs of erosion, cracking, or wear by the factory or a factory certified gunsmith.
CAUTION: Always unload your firearm for storage and store ammunition separately. Keep and store your firearm and ammunition securely locked and in separate locations out of reach and sight of children. Children are naturally curious and do not always understand the real danger of guns.
NOTE: Do not store your firearm in an air-tight container, and do not seal or attempt to seal the barrel to exclude dust, as the internal steel surface is more likely to rust or corrode by doing this.
WARNING: When you squeeze the trigger, you must expect the gun to fire and you must take full responsibility for firing it. Your care can avoid accidental discharge and you will thereby avoid accidental injury, death and property damage.
WARNING: Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead, a substance known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.
Range and Shooting Cautions
ALWAYS DESIGNATE A KNOWLEDGEABLE AND RESPONSIBLE PERSON TO BE IN CHARGE TO MAINTAIN SAFETY CONTROL WHEN A GROUP IS FIRING ON A RANGE. Obey their commands so that discipline is maintained to reduce the possibility of accidents.
ALWAYS CARRY YOUR FIREARM EMPTY WITH THE ACTION OPEN WHILE ON A RANGE until preparing to fire and keep it pointing towards the backstop when loading, firing, and unloading to eliminate the risk of injury, death or damage to property.
ALWAYS KEEP THE HAMMER IN THE uncocked POSITION UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO FIRE. This will minimize the risk of an accidental discharge.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION SPECIFIED FOR USE WITH FIREARMS. Flying particles could damage eyes and cause blindness. Without ear protection, the noise of even one shot from your rifle and from other guns close to you could leave a “ringing” in the ears for some time after firing and the cumulative long term effect could be permanent hearing loss. Make sure others in the vicinity of where you are shooting are doing so as well.
ALWAYS KEEP CLEAR AND KEEP OTHERS CLEAR OF THE EJECTION PORT. Spent shells are ejected with enough force to cause injury. The ejection port must also be unobstructed by your hand to insure safe ejection of spent rounds. Never place fingers in ejection port – they could be burned by hot metal or injured by the bolt moving forward.
NEVER PUT YOUR FINGER INSIDE THE TRIGGER GUARD UNTIL YOU ARE AIMING AT A TARGET AND READY TO SHOOT. This will prevent you from firing the firearm when it is pointing in an unsafe direction.
NEVER JOKE AROUND OR ENGAGE IN “HORSEPLAY” WHILE HANDLING YOUR FIREARM. Doing so could cause an accidental discharge.
An illustration and list of part names are included in this manual. Please note that not all parts are available for sale. Those parts which are available should be installed by a licensed gunsmith. When ordering parts, please give part name and part number.
Important: If you make unauthorized adjustments or use unauthorized parts, Henry Repeating Arms Company will not assume responsibility for the proper functioning of the firearm.
This gun is manufactured to perform properly with the original parts as designed. It is your duty to make sure any parts you buy are installed correctly and that neither replacements nor originals are altered or changed. This is why we say take it to a licensed gunsmith station. Your gun is a complex tool with many parts that must relate correctly to other parts. Putting a gun together wrong or with modified parts can result in a damaged gun, danger, and injury or death to you and others through malfunction. Always let a qualified gunsmith work on your gun and check any work you think was not performed by a gunsmith.
List of Parts
Servicing and Repair
If you believe that your Henry firearm requires repair or adjustment, we suggest that you first contact our Customer Service by visiting the “Contact Us” page on our website, or by phone at 201.858.4400. It may be a problem that we can resolve by phone or by sending a replacement part. For international customers please visit the “Contact Us” page on our website for instructions.
In the unlikely event that your firearm requires adjustments or repair, please make certain that it is unloaded and send it to us at the following address:
Att: Repair Dept.
59 East 1st Street
Bayonne, New Jersey 07002
Enclose an explanation of the problem in as much detail as possible. Make certain to include your complete name, address, phone number and serial number. Make sure your firearm is packaged to prevent it from being damaged. The package should be insured to protect against Loss or Theft.
Do not include “Henry Repeating Arms” in the address on the package, in order to prevent an inquisitive thief from being attracted to it by such information.
You can use the original box for return, however, you should make sure it is wrapped in a brown or other colored paper as to not indicate that the box contains a firearm. This helps to maintain the confidentiality of your rifle to ensure it gets back to us safely.