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The thing under the ejection port is the loading port, side gate. You push rounds into it into the magazine tube.
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On Henry rifles, you pull the whole magazine spring out the front, possibly muzzling yourself, and put the rounds into the tube from the front.
Interesting. I haven't ever handled a Henry, didn't know they didn't load via a loading gate like a Winchester or Marlin. It looks like they load like a tube fed .22lr? Is that a hassle?Shoot one and reload it a few times. Then see if you want to buy it.
Want a lever bad enough in that caliber, get one with a side gate.
Honestly, I suggest you start keeping your eyes open on a nice older Marlin without the stupid cross bolt safety.
Ya, a lever is something any avid gun collector should own.