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  • Henry Single Shot 20 Gauge 3.5" 26" Barrel Break Open Shotgun

Bringing Quality Back Into The One-Shot Field Gun...

Your introduction to shotgunning could have been taught by Dad, or maybe Grandpa, by taking you out in the forest or field and patiently explaining how to shoulder it, how to lean into the gun, how to use that bead, and how to lead on a bird or rabbit. Later on, you may have graduated to something more expensive, but the memories will never be outgrown. Far too often overshadowed by the speed of a modern repeater, the truth that many already know is that a good single-shot shotgun today can still bring home fur and feathers every bit as well as it ever did, and Henry has done much better than merely “good” with theirs.

Sharing the same action as Henry's single-shot rifle, their new break-top shotgun in 2 gauge steel features the same rebounding external hammer and dual-direction pivoting locking lever setup that blocks hammer contact with the firing pin unless the trigger’s pulled, and the same interlock system prevents opening the action with the hammer cocked, or closing it with the hammer cocked, as additional safety measures.

Like the rifle, there’s no manual safety on these shotguns, and they wear American walnut with a solid black rubber recoil pad. The barrel is black matte finished, with a pistol-grip stock wrist. Unlike the rifle, though, shells are fully ejected on opening the action for a quick follow-up shot if needed, not just partially extracted. Brass beads are standard, barrel length is 26” for good reach in the field, with a 14” length of pull. Henry has done their best to keep weights down for field carry, and one thing they want to emphasize is that these shotguns are not intended to be budget entries-Henry's standards are high and you can count on them for the long run.

Henry knows as well as you do, that one choke does not fit all hunters; this single shot has removable chokes so you can adapt your shotguns choke and thus alter its pattern and range so your shotgun can be used effectively in a wide variety of hunting and/or shooting situations. The 20 gauge ships with a Modified Choke using Rem-Choke style threads which delivers a versatile shooting pattern for shooting at 25-45 yards, ideal for squirrels, rabbits, pigeons, doves, partridges, grouse, pheasant and wild flushing quail at medium range. 

Whether you like the simple operation, the reliable action, the nostalgia factor of hunting with a one-shot shotgun, or the uncomplicated first-gun introduction for a new shotgunner, Henry has built this for a wide audience. They’ll put on a show you’ll enjoy for years to come.


Action Type:  Single Shot Shotgun

Calibre:  12 Gauge

Chamber Size:  3 1/2" Shells

Capacity:  1 Round

Barrel Length:  28"

Barrel Type:  Round Blued Steel

Rate of Twist:  Smooth/Mod Rem Style Choke

Overall Length:  43.5"

Weight:  6.65 lbs.

Receiver Finish:  Blued Steel

Rear Sight:  None

Front Sight:  Brass Bead

Scopeability:  N/A

Scope Mount Type:  N/A

Stock Material:  American Walnut

Buttplate/Pad:  Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad

Length of Pull:  14"

Safety:  Rebounding Hammer

Best Uses:  Target/Hunting/Bird Shot

Embellishments/Extras:  N/A

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Henry Single Shot 20 Gauge 3.5" 26" Barrel Break Open Shotgun

  • Brand: Henry
  • Product Code: H015-20
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $519.95

Tags: Henry, Single Shot, 20 Gauge, 3.5", 26" Barrel, Break Open Shotgun, Shotgun, Hunting Shotgun, Upland, Firearms,