I went through pretty much the same experience. Fit and finish are great, but Henry really dropped the ball with that trigger.
I went so far as to send the gun back, and was offered hats, key rings, and tee shirts... all touting Henry. NOT a solution!
The rifle returned with a note saying that's the way it has to be. Still NOT a solution!
I must say the rifle does shoot well, but I find myself thinking about the trigger, not concentrating on the sight picture nor target. Horrible creep and a heavy trigger. But that being said, I can hit a 200 yard gong very reliably. At closer range, shots are touching.
I had numerous misfires with the original springs, and the grainger spring, which if anyone needs one, let me know, and any combination thereof. Different primers still produced misfires. Since getting the rifle back, I've had no misfires, but the trigger is still horrible.
I'll keep the rifle in hopes they come to their senses and offer a solution, but sure won't buy another Henry until that happens.
Anyone considering a single shot purchase should choose a different option. Like you, I had almost purchased a Ruger K1A in 30-30 instead. Thought I'd save a few bucks, but instead got a headache. I've taken apart and re-assembled this new rifle at least 50 times, not to mention packaging the whole shebang up and sending it home with little change upon return. I don't think that should be necessary for a new rifle purchase. Like I said, NEVER again!
Last edited by littlecmonkey; 10-16-2019 at 12:01 PM.