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Monday, June 12, 2017

Hammer Extention for the Henry 410


I've mentioned in the past that one issue I see with the Henry 410 is the need to cock the hammer very quickly when a pheasant is kicked up. At that moment there are only seconds to pull back the hammer, get on target and squeeze the trigger. The trigger has to be pulled way back and it requires quite a bit more effort than does the hammer on a Henry 22. Today I bring you the solution; the GrovTec Hammer Extension. The 410 uses the same extension as the Big Boys, so I was able to order one for about $9 on eBay. Henry sells them as well. It comes with two Allen screws and takes only a minute to install. Once installed, grabbing that hammer and pulling it back becomes almost effortless. I'd say this is a must have if you plan to take those quick shots. The hammer won't be a problem if you're squirrel hunting because an extra second or two usually isn't critical. After the first shot the lever cocks the hammer. Even so, the hammer extension makes pulling back the hammer so effortless that I can't imagine why you wouldn't want one.

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