Your introduction to shot gunning 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 Henry’s done much better than merely “good” with theirs.
Sharing the same action as Henry’s single-shot rifle, their new break-top shotgun in 20 gauge features 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 smooth brass butt plate on the brightly polished brass-framed model. The barrel is black matte finished, carrying a straight English-style wrist.