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Rechambering the Henry Single Shot?

Post by pinotguy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:21 pm

I recently came across a Henry single-shot rifle chambered in 30-30. It was too tempting a deal to pass up so purchased it, somewhat on impulse. After picking it up, I began thinking if these rifles might lend themselves to some tinkering, specifically rechambering it to a different cartridge. (Not thinking about reboring at this point, just rechambering to another 30 caliber cartridge.) The cartridge I have in mind is the 30R Blaser. I have always wanted a stalking rifle in this chambering like a Blaser K95 or Krieghoff Hubertus but the rifles in this cartridge are not made available in the US market. Anyway, when I saw that Henry had introduced their single-shot, I thought this could be the basis for the idea I have been thinking about.

Thanks in advance for any insights.
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Re: Rechambering the Henry Single Shot?

Post by ESquared » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:42 pm

I'm guessing some member(s) will be able to address this, but I'm not one of them. Will be interesting to see what responses come about!
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Re: Rechambering the Henry Single Shot?

Post by JEBar » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:57 pm

Blaser K95 or Krieghoff Hubertus .. :?: :!: :?: .. never heard of them .... I would bet that if you call Henry they will say NO WAY .... my recommendation would be to check with whoever you would trust to do the work .... they should be able to offer some sound advice
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Re: Rechambering the Henry Single Shot?

Post by Ruger1300 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:12 pm

If you find someone please post it. I was considering a medium bull barrel with a 1:8 twist for .223 or a 6.8 SPC.
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Re: Rechambering the Henry Single Shot?

Post by PT7 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:09 pm

Read your post with interest. Sure is some kind of project to rechamber a Henry SS, and will be 8-) if you accomplish your goal.

Neither am I familiar with the .30R Blaser caliber, so did a little reading on it. Seems like it is quite rare to find in the US, no different than trying to find the two rifle models you mentioned. RWS/Rottweil does market this caliber, and say it is a very good hunting ammo. Is that where you might purchase it, or do you plan to reload?

Along with others, will enjoy following your efforts.
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Re: Rechambering the Henry Single Shot?

Post by Yornoc3 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:05 pm

This would be an interesting project. The cartridge is essentially a rimmed 30-06, and, since the Henry steel receiver rifles are chambered in .308 Win., this cartridge should be fine, since it's proofed at a slightly lower chamber pressure than the American SAAMI spec.s for .308 Win. It wouldn't be any more trouble to handload for this one than for the 30-40 Krag, right? ;) I'd still want a good gunsmith to be happy with the chamber length, since it is a bit longer round.
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Re: Rechambering the Henry Single Shot?

Post by JEBar » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:21 pm

Yornoc3 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:05 pm
I'd still want a good gunsmith to be happy with the chamber length, since it is a bit longer round.
absolutely agree .... if you are going to do the work yourself, I suspect most "gunsmiths" would not want to OK the project .... in recent years a realistic fear of liability lawsuits have narrowed the field of what modifications they are willing to undertake .... example : bolting in an aftermarket trigger is one thing .... lowering a trigger pull through honing OEM components is another
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Re: Rechambering the Henry Single Shot?

Post by Travlin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:28 pm

It would most likely work out. However, if you ever have a problem with the rifle, I don't think H.R.A. would be obligated to fix it.
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