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    Quote Originally Posted by krag96 View Post
    Now all they gotta do is drop all that shiny brass and I may just buy one.
    I've heard good things about Henry but just can't get passed the shiny brass frames.
    Now a blue side-loader 38-55...that has some serious fun potential
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    I have only had one, a short bbl, big loop, blued .22 that I bought new over 15 years ago. Aside from the very thick front sight, I really like it. It's accurate and has a slick action.
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    Every firearms forum I visit is carrying on about the latest Henry and the clever magazine improvement. It is a nice idea, the loading gate with additional access in the magazine tube.

    I'm gonna confess. Y'all probably need to educate me to the error of my ways, but I just can't see the Henry as anything but a cheap-o design made of inferior materials. I have only had experience with one that my brother-in-law purchased new probably 15 years ago now. The receiver seemed like pot metal with a covering over it, similar to the Remington Nylon 66. The rifle had plastic barrel bands and crummy wood. It didn't give a substantial appearance or look as if it'd last a long time with heavy use.

    It was slick. I had to give it that. It fed smoothly and positively. Very slick and pleasing action feel. Perhaps Henry has upped their game since. I confess to having not examined one of their centerfire offerings. I think my B-I-L's early Henry .22 is still going strong.
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    I will be getting one in 357 when it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkInTx View Post
    I've heard good things about Henry but just can't get passed the shiny brass frames.
    Now a blue side-loader 38-55...that has some serious fun potential
    It does, I have an 1894 Winchester saddle carbine in .38-55 I hadn't played with in a few years. Just looked today, 40 rds of primed brass, a couple pounds of IMR3031 in the locker, and plenty of 250gr. cast bullets sized, lubed, and ready to load... Well, I skipped the .38-55 loading in favor of loading some 10mm for a hungry Colt self loader.
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    I have been looking for a .357 Case Colored. An absolutely beautiful rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Every firearms forum I visit is carrying on about the latest Henry and the clever magazine improvement. It is a nice idea, the loading gate with additional access in the magazine tube.

    I'm gonna confess. Y'all probably need to educate me to the error of my ways, but I just can't see the Henry as anything but a cheap-o design made of inferior materials. I have only had experience with one that my brother-in-law purchased new probably 15 years ago now. The receiver seemed like pot metal with a covering over it, similar to the Remington Nylon 66. The rifle had plastic barrel bands and crummy wood. It didn't give a substantial appearance or look as if it'd last a long time with heavy use.

    It was slick. I had to give it that. It fed smoothly and positively. Very slick and pleasing action feel. Perhaps Henry has upped their game since. I confess to having not examined one of their centerfire offerings. I think my B-I-L's early Henry .22 is still going strong.
    It isn't an early mod 39 or 9422, but for the money it's a good little .22 lever. I think I paid around 175 for it new. The wood on mine is nicely figured and fits well, I hate to admit it, but the wood on mine is nicer than some of the 70's/80's Win 94's. I don't care about the plastic bbl band and the mystery metal receiver doesn't impact it's shooting. I bought it for a beat around shooter, which it does well.
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    I hope they make their 45-70 in a side loader version.


 
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