Henry Model X Levered Up

My Henry Model X .44 Mag has gone through some changes recently. For better or worst, it has been levered up. I wanted a lever gun that can do it all from predator hunting to self-defense. And look cool and be functional at the same time.

Levered Up

The Midwest Industries Henry M-LOK G2 Handguard is hardcoat anodized 6061 aluminum that weighs only 7.4 ounces. It features several M-LOK sections on it, making it easy to mount attachments in your preferred locations. It also comes with a forward-mounted sling swivel for use of conventional hunting slings. I removed mine since I tried several different hand stops, but nothing worked for me. I forgot to reattach it for the photos. The G2 feels great in the hand and looks even better.

Henry Model X Levered Up

The stock, quivers, plates, shims and muzzle brake all came from Ranger Point Precision. Since I don’t yet have a suppressor for this Henry, I chose the Rifle Comet Muzzle Brake from Ranger Point, which helps to reduce felt recoil and muzzle flash by about 25 percent. It absolutely helps, as I found myself quicker transitioning from target to target.

Henry Model X Levered Up Stock

The skeletonized stock is adjustable to suit you. It is equipped with a Dead Blow recoil pad to help reduce felt recoil. There are a few more M-LOKs on the stock along with several QD mounting points. You can also mount Range Point Precision quivers to the stock as well. The stock is super easy to adjust and get it right for you.

Red Dot

For an optic I went with Trijicon’s SRO (Specialized Reflex Optic), which is awesome. Unfortunately, you won’t realize how awesome it is until you try one . The SRO features a quick-change, top-loading CR2032 battery, which will work up to three years on a setting of four.

Henry Model X Levered Up Trijicon

These parts gave the Henry a new look—one that usually makes people go “oohhhh” and “ahhhh.” Plus, it is all functional and serves a purpose.

Linas Cernauskas
Born and raised in New York City (living there for 39 years), in 1999 Linas Cernauskas began working in publishing at the bottom step for Harris Publications. He worked his way up to earn the title Editor-In-Chief. He currently works as the Content Director for Bleecker Street Publications. He holds a degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and is fluent in Lithuanian. He is an avid gun collector, fan of bourbons and cigars, and enjoys fishing. Wanting a quieter way of life, he currently resides in Michigan with his lovely wife, where he gets to shoot in his backyard and raise a small army of Toy Australian Shepherds.