Originally Posted by sticks
Based entirely on what is said here . . . I would conclude that the round which went off, had a faulty primer, and possibly not seated deep enough; thus, enabling the flat nose round hitting it to set it off. I know this is a stretch, but it is the best I can come up with.
Sounds like the only plausible explanation.
Can't be the rifle since there is nothing in that tube that would cause that.
Does the Henry not have a breech located loading gate for the ammo? Based on the photo on the Henry web site, it looks like it does. . If so, I would have to assign some blame to the user UNLESS the manual explicitly states that this is an approved loading method.
-- Just checked the Henry site. . .
This rifle is a tubular feed design, using a brass inner magazine tube. Cartridges are loaded into a loading port, a cutout in the blued outer magazine tube located underneath the barrel. Rotate the inner magazine tube to disengage. Pull the inner magazine tube out until the follower (the black part at the end of the inner magazine tube) clears the loading port in the outer magazine tube. You can either remove the brass inner magazine tube completely or keep it positioned in the outer magazine tube just past the loading port. With the muzzle pointed upward, insert the rimmed end of the cartridges into the loading port in the outer magazine tube and allow them to slide down towards the action.
So NOT the user's fault!
I'm not sure I would want a lever gun that loads like that (other than a rimfire) as that seems really awkward!!
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Last edited by bcvojak; 07-27-2010 at 14:28.