HENRY REPEATING ARMS
A quick guide to Henry Rifles!
Henry Repeating Arms builds beautiful, accurate, reliable, and endearing rifles. Like eating potato chips, most Henry Owners can't own "just one"!
Currently there are 9 basic models offered on the HENRY WEBSITE.
It is important to know WHICH Henry Rifle you own.
Correct model identity is the first step to proper sight selection. The model # would be shown on the box label if you purchased the gun new or you can identify it from photos and info HERE > HENRY RIFLE MODELS
Its important to note that Henry has 3 sizes of BRASS FINISH RECEIVER rifles. (THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL!)
Rimfire Rifles with BRASS STYLE receivers are "GOLDEN BOY'S"
Centerfire PISTOL CALIBER Rifles with BRASSLITE receivers are "BIG BOY'S"
Centerfire RIFLE CALIBER Rifles with BRASSLITE receivers are 30-30's/45-70's
All BLACK receiver RIMFIRE rifles are very similar in choices. (H001 and H003) The differences are Round Barrel or Octagon Barrel. Descriptions below outline which SKINNER SIGHT works with each option.
NOTE: There are variations of each Henry Model but the Skinner Sight choices will be basically the same for all variations of the same # model.
FRONT SIGHT SELECTIONS ARE LISTED IF WE HAVE AN IDEA WHAT "MIGHT" WORK WITH YOUR RIFLE. (If no front sight suggestion is listed here then all standard front sight selection process applies. "Install the new Skinner Sight, using the factory front sight, shoot on paper at a known distance, use the results to make front sight changes IF needed)
PLEASE SEE OUR FAQ PAGE FOR MORE FRONT SIGHT DETAILS.
Henry Repeating Arms has been making beautiful leverguns for many years.
In a Letter from
(President of HRA)
he says this about
"We already recommend on a daily basis your peep sight that fits in the dovetail slot."
BARREL MOUNTED DOVETAIL SIGHT
This sight works well on any Henry rifle with a 3/8" Dovetail
These photos were taken by a customer who wrote:
"Hey Andy, I finally had the chance to install your sights on my Henry Golden Boy and Big Boy. I took them to the range this past weekend and am thoroughly enjoying
the enhanced focus."
(Shown here on a Henry "Big Boy")
"I cant tell you how happy I am with these sights,they look fantastic!"
THESE SIGHTS WORK!
With a barrel mounted peep sight you don't need to worry about where the front sight is in the " notch". Just look through the aperture and put the front sight on the target.
(Shown here on a Henry "GOLDEN BOY")
Blue $48 ~ Brass $49
The Barrel mount "usually" works with the factory front sight.
For the Henry rifles that are drilled and tapped
under the factory barrel mounted sight
(Please look under the factory rear sight)
(This is for octagon barreled rifles)
#H004 ~ Golden Boy's and #H001T ~ Frontier's
we offer the
Skinner "HENRY OCTAGON SCREW MOUNT" sight.
This sight uses the factory drilled holes on the barrel flat just forward of the receiver on the Henry Octagon rifles.Shown here in "BLACK GOLD" (optional)
(Your will find the holes UNDER
the factory rear sight)
Supplied with mounting screws and hex wrenches for installation.
BLUE ~ $75 BRASS ~ $90 BLACK GOLD (or silver) ~ $95 and SKINNER GOLD ~ $100 (pictured below)
(Also available in "BLACK SILVER" for the EVIL ROY and other Silver colored receivers)
Be sure to order a DOVETAIL SLOT BLANK
to fill the slot left when you remove your rear sight)
This sight generally requires a taller front sight. No promises (please see our FAQ page) but our 3/8"X.600" Front Sight or .570" Fiber Optic are good places to start.
(Sight is .420" from top of barrel to center of aperture)
(Ships with a .125" aperture installed)
FULLY WINDAGE AND ELEVATION ADJUSTABLE
The Skinner OCTAGON BARREL SCREW MOUNT Sight
(Identical to the sight above except for color/material)
is also available in SKINNER "GOLD"
Something about GOLD looks
amazing on Henry Rifles. This
"contrast" will look fantastic
when mounted on the barrel of
your Brass Framed Henry!
$100 as pictured
PLEASE ORDER USING THE DROP BOX ABOVE
THE Skinner "RIMFIRE" Groove Sight
This sight looks GREAT on your .22 and 17 HMR Henry Rifles (#H001 MODELS WITH GROOVES ON TOP OF THE RECEIVER.)
Fully Elevation and Windage Adjustable
BLUE ~ $80 BLACK GOLD ~ $100 Skinner "BLACK GOLD" Option (Shown)
Mounting Instructions: Remove your existing barrel mounted rear sight (using a brass punch ) and replace it with a dovetail blank. On octagon barreled models there may be two threaded holes underneath the factory rear sight. Fill those holes with two 8-40 Fill Screws.
Loosen the rear "pinch" screw on the Skinner RIMFIRE sight and slide it carefully onto the top receiver "GROOVES" from the rear of the receiver. Set in desired position and tighten the rear "pinch" screw enough to keep the sight from sliding.
Adjust windage by loosening the top set screw and gently tapping (wooden dowel or brass punch) right and left. Once proper windage has been achieved, re-tighten the set screw.
Elevation is adjusted by loosening the set screw on the right side and threading the aperture stem up and down in 1/2 turn increments. Re-tighten set screw.
You will most likely need a taller Front Sight.
For round barrel rifles see our front sight/ramp/barrel band combo dovetailing service listed below.
On RIMFIRE Octagonal barrel models, use one of our 3/8" X .600" barrel mounted front sight and "trim" to the exact height you need while actually shooting on paper. Touch up with Skinner BLUE and you are ready to go!
For the Henry Models H001 and H003
SKINNER SIGHTS is now offering a SLIM, TRIM, AND BEAUTIFUL sight for the HENRY H001 and H003 series Rimfire rifles. This sight requires drilling and tapping two 8-40 holes in the receiver cover.
Fully Adjustable for windage and elevation, this sight sits .080" lower than our RIMFIRE Groove mounted sight. Consequently there is a good chance (cannot guarantee for the reasons listed on our FAQ page) that it will work with your factory front sight.
SKINNER H001 Receiver Sight in Blue Steel ~ $55
(For $80 we will drill, tap, and install our H001 rear sight)
Sight included. $7 for return shipping and handling.
This service is Not available for international customers
If you want to add a receiver sight to your
#H004 GOLDEN BOY,
consider our Skinner Sights
GOLDEN BOY "EXPRESS"
This sight requires our "Drill and Tap" service as described below.
Fully adjustable for windage and elevation.
Ships with a .096" aperture, wrenches and mounting screws.
We think the contrast it brings to the rifle looks AMAZING.
ALL BLUE ~ $90 ALL BRASS ~ $95 and BLACK GOLD ~$110
We are now providing a "Drill and Tap"
service for your existing Receiver Cover.
$35 (drill and tap only) plus $7 Return Shipping and handling
This service is NOT available for international customers
Directions for Cover Removal:
HENRY HELPFUL VIDEOS HERE <<< Henry Maintenance Videos
1. Check to make sure the rifle and magazine are unloaded and pointed in a safe direction.
2. Remove the rear tang screw allowing butt stock removal.
3. Remove the four large headed screws on each side of the receiver cover. (Always use a carefully fitted screwdriver tip and be extra careful to not scratch the receiver finish)
4. Cock the hammer.
5. Lift the cover up and to the rear, sliding it off of the rifle.
6. Carefully wrap the receiver in a padded wrap and ship using a cardboard box. (We use a USPS Small Flat Rate shipping box) Do not use a padded envelope.
7. Send it to:
Skinner Sights LLC, P.O. Box 1810, St. Ignatius, MT 59865
(Please include a check or money order with the receiver cover.)
HENRY 30-30 and 45-70 Rifles
#H009 and #H010
We offer FOUR sights for the Henry Large Frame Rifles.
which will fit the drilled and tapped receiver mounting holes.
(Any of our Marlin 336/1895 rear sights will fit)
Our most popular Henry Large Frame sight is the
These beautiful sights blend the lines on top of your rifle. As one customer reports,
The Skinner Sights look like they GREW in
place, not like a BLISTER on my gun" Available in
Blued $90 - Brass $95 - Stainless $100 - Black Gold $110
Shipped with a .096" aperture installed. All Mounting Screws and Wrenches are included. Windage and Elevation Adjustable.
For Octagon barrel models we recommend our 1/2"X.650" front sight (and trim to exact height as needed) or our .570" tall Fiber Optic front sight.
Round Barrel Models with the "White Stripe" front sight generally work with the factory front sight. Please see our FAQ page for more details.
For more "CLASS" the Skinner "ALASKAN"
will look AMAZING on your Beautiful Henry Rifle.
(30-30 and 45-70 both Brass and Steel Receiver)
Skinner "BLACK GOLD" ~ $135
Skinner "GOLD" ~ $135
"STAINLESS" ~ $135
"ALL BLUE/BLACK" ~ $125
ALSO SEE OUR "RELIABLE" and "WINGED" Sights (Click on these links. Same as our Marlin 336 Sights)
IF YOU HAVE A
HENRY "BIG BOY" RIFLE
THIS IS THE SIGHT FOR YOU.
Skinner "BIG BOY" Express
Available in BLUE, Solid BRASS, and of course our infamous "BLACK GOLD" (As shown)
BLUED $90 - BRASS $95 - "BLACK GOLD" $110
Front Sight selection is always best made after installing the rear sight and shooting on paper at a known distance. Customers report about 50% success using the factory front sight.
If we are asked, we will "suggest" our 1/2"x.650" front (and trim to exact height as needed) or our .570" tall Fiber Optic front sight. These are just suggestions. Please see our FAQ page for more information.
HENRY FRONT SIGHT/BARREL BAND MODIFICATION
If you have tried adding a receiver sight (or needed a different front sight) to a Henry Repeating Arms Rimfire, 30-30 or 45/70 round barrel lever action rifle, you may have discovered that the one piece sight/ramp/barrel band combo leaves very few options for a change.
Skinner Sights offers a modification to the STEEL (not the former plastic) front sight/ramp/band combos that will allow mounting the front sight of your choice.
We will dovetail the sight ramp with a standard 3/8" dovetail and Hot Blue the assembly for $25. If you want a Skinner Patridge Front sight installed, we can do that also and ship it back to you assembled.
Send me the Sight/Ramp/Band Assembly and a check for the $25 plus $7 return shipping and allow two weeks turn around time. Be sure to pack it well and include the mounting screws.
(For a fitted Skinner Patridge front sight add $20 for Blue and $22 for Brass)
(Front sight hood will still fit with this modification but the distance from the top of a taller front sight to the hood will of course be smaller)
Send to: SKINNER SIGHTS Attn: Andy P.O. Box 1810 St. Ignatius, MT 59865
The Mini SHOT Reflex RED DOT Sight
Using our SIMPLE, LOW, SPECIAL MOUNT, this RED DOT
Reflex sight is a great companion to your SKINNER PEEP SIGHTThis sight will fit the:
~ HENRY FRONTIER #H001T (and variants)
~ HENRY PUMP #H003
~ GOLDEN BOY #H004 ~ 30-30 OCTAGON #H009B~ The BIG BOY #H006 (when used as a primary rear sight or in conjunction with a SKINNER BARREL MOUNT Sight.) You can remove the sight in the field and re-install without special tools. The base is low enough to use the SKINNER SIGHTS when the Red Dot is removed. ~ CLICK HERE ~
HENRY Model 1860 Repeating Rifles #H011
(And reproductions made by Uberti and imported by
Navy Arms and Taylor Arms.) This sight mounts in the existing factory dovetail with no modifications to the firearm. The aperture is bright and clear to the eye. We supply this sight with a .155" (X Large) peep to accommodate the wide factory front sight of the 1860 Rifle.
I have been shooting this exact sight (as pictured) on my own 1860 Henry Rifle (44-40) and accuracy is amazing! The sight picture is quick to acquire. Just look through the peep and focus on the front sight. Machined from solid 360 brass bar stock this sight looks like it could have been installed during the Civil War. (If Skinner Sights had been present during that era, we would have made sure they were!)
Available only in Brass.
Each Skinner Sight features removable apertures.
CLICK HERE TO ORDER EXTRA APERTURES.
Be sure to check our SPECIAL ITEMS page
for other products that can enhance your
shooting experience and help you achieve
Skinner "BLACK GOLD"
can be added to our blue Skinner sights with windage dovetails for just the right amount of "Class" to match your beautiful rifle.
Apply BLACK GOLD to your order on our
SPECIAL ITEMS page.