Henry Lever Action 22 Disassembly Instructions

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The Henry lever-action .22-caliber rifle is a modern-day replica of the old Henry Repeater from the late 1800s. It is designed to have the look and feel of an Old West lever-action carbine while still being chambered for the more modern "smokeless powder" rounds of today. As with all firearms, it is important to know how to take apart your Henry rifle for cleaning and repair purposes.

Items you will need

  • Flat head screwdriver

Step 1

Rack the lever action several times to remove any live ammunition that may be chambered in the weapon or stored in the magazine. Clearing your firearm of all live ammo should always be your first step when working on a rifle.

Step 2

Loosen and remove the four screws on the left and right faces of the receiver with your screwdriver.

Step 3

Loosen and remove the single screw on the top of the stock, just behind the receiver assembly.

Step 4

Pull the stock backwards and off the main receiver assembly.

Step 5

Lift the receiver cover up and off the main assembly and set it aside. This will expose the bolt.

Step 6

Pull the lever forward to push the bolt backwards far enough so that you can grip it and remove it from the assembly.


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