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Henry Repeating Arms

Henry Repeating Arms .45-70 and Big Boy carbines have a well-earned reputation for durability, accuracy, and affordability. Now, with sight upgrades from XS Sights, your Henry will be ready for any adventure!

The factory sights on Henry rifles are adequate - if you’re in a well-lit environment and shooting high contrast targets. In the field as a hunting rifle or in the bedroom as a defensive tool, they leave a bit to be desired. XS Sights offers durable ghost ring sights and optics mounting rails to enhance your sighting needs, especially in field conditions.

The XS Sights Lever Rail offers unparalleled options for scope mounting. Featuring mil standard 1913 mounting slots, the Lever Rail can be used to mount conventional scopes, low powered variable optics (LVPO), scout scopes or red dot sights. The lightweight aircraft grade aluminum alloy construction and hard anodized finish will provide you with a lifetime of service in any environment. When paired with our ghost ring sights, you’ll have the most versatile sighting setup possible.

The optional XS Sights Ghost Ring sights feature a robust rear sight that is fully adjustable for windage and elevation. The CNC machined steel sight body is durable enough to provide a lifetime of use in the harshest conditions. The XS white stripe front sight is a machined steel base that is blued and finished with a painted white stripe. The white-on-black design is highly visible in all lighting conditions and contrasts against any color background.

Upgrade your Henry Big Boy carbine or Henry .45-70 with an XS Sight option today!

Henry Repeating Arms History

The modern Henry Repeating Arms company began in 1996 when Anthony Imperato secured the trademark to the Henry name. Along with his father, Louis Imperato, they began manufacturing their H001 Classic Lever Action .22 LR and began shipping rifles in 1997. Since their founding, Henry Repeating Arms has focused on building American made firearms known for their quality and affordability.

Following the success of the H001 Classic, Henry began offering .22 LR carbines in a variety of finishes, including brass (the Henry Golden Boy), silver (the Silver Series) and color-case hardened frames. In the late 1990’s, Henry released the U.S. Survival AR-7, an upgraded version of the ArmaLite AR-7 survival rifle designed as a survival rifle for backpackers or aircrew.

In 2001, Henry released the Big Boy carbines. Originally offered with a brass receiver and octagonal barrel, the Big Boy carbines were Herny’s initial entry into the centerfire cartridge market. This was quickly followed with the introduction of rifles chambered in .30-30 and .45-70, along with Big Boy carbines with steel receivers and round barrels.

The Henry X models are the latest offering in the lineup. Featuring threaded barrels and black polymer stocks and forearms (which are equipped with a picatinny rail and m-lock compatible mounting points), the X models aim to bring the venerable lever action into the 21st century.

Notable Models

H001 – Henry’s initial offering, released in 1997. Lever action carbine chambered for .22 LR.

Big Boy Classic – Brass framed lever action chambered for revolver cartridges.

All Weather – Line of lever action carbines and rifles featuring hard-chrome plating on the receiver, barrel and magazine tube to increase weather resistance.

X Model – Line of lever action carbines and rifles featuring threaded barrels and modernized furniture.