There are few things as deeply ingrained into American firearms culture as a lever action .45-70 rifle, especially when it’s made right here on U.S. soil. It evokes images and fantasies of days past while still being wholly capable in the hands of a modern hunter. The Lever Action X Model .45-70 borrows all that nostalgia and crams it into a feature-packed modern big bore rifle that begs to be put through the wringer.
Tough synthetic furniture provides a lightweight and worry-free alternative to our typical hardwood and accommodates in-line sling swivel studs, a Picatinny rail, and M-Lok accessory slots on the forestock. The solid rubber recoil pad ensures that the buttstock won’t slip and slide around while shooting a cartridge that can take down even the largest game in the world. The blued steel barrel is topped off with fiber optic sights for quick target acquisition and the muzzle end is threaded (5/8×24 pitch) to accept a suppressor or any other muzzle device you choose. Continuing with the theme of modularity, the rifle’s receiver is drilled and tapped to accept your choice of optics.
Keeping true to our roots, the Lever Action X Model .45-70 utilizes a 4-round removable tube magazine for convenient unloading, and the addition of a side loading gate allows that magazine to be kept topped off without needing to remove the tube or suppressor.
Whether you’re in need of a lightweight brush gun, versatile hog dropper, rugged deer gun, dedicated truck gun, or all the above, you will be hard-pressed to find a better option. The lever action .45-70 has been around forever, but that doesn’t mean it needs to stop evolving to meet modern needs.
- Manufacturer: Henry
- Caliber: .45-70 Government
- Barrel Length: 19.8 Inches
- Overall Length: 38.6 Inches
- Weight: 7.4 lbs
- Length of Pull: 14 Inches
- Barrel Type: Round Blued Steel
- Rate of Twist: 1:20″
- Receiver Finish: Blued Steel
- Rear Sight: Fully Adjustable Fiber Optic
- Front Sight: Fiber Optic
- Scope Mount: Drilled and Tapped Weaver 63B
- Stock Material: Black Synthetic
- Buttplate: Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
- Safety: Transfer Bar
- Extras: Swivel Studs Picatinny Rail M-Lok