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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Henry lever carbines

Now I consider myself a JM marlin type of guy , but lately the Henry lever action in 44 mag carbine has caught my eye. Was wondering if any members have the Henry and if they like it and if itís a quality gun ??????

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On my bucket list is a lever action .44 Magnum rifle. I've only ever handled one at my local gun shop. The Henry looks and feels nice, but so does a JM Marlin. The only issue I don't like about the Henry rifles is the tube feed system.

It's great for unloading the rifle as you don't have to work every round through the action like you do with a Marlin or Winchester. But it's the loading aspect I don't like. To me, I much prefer to load/reload using the regular loading gate. If I fire 3-4 rounds and I want to top off the rifle, I can easily throw in a couple of shells. Not so much with the Henry.

If I can overcome my dislike for the tube feeding system of the Henry and also find one at a good price, I wouldn't mind owning one. But right now, I'm leaning towards a Marlin JM.
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if you get a Henry with the brass or silver receiver be very careful of the finish. it is a thin layer & scratches easily.
there have been some with feeding issues, more the center fire than the rim fire models.
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They need to make a lot more pistol grip stocks.Only a couple ain,t cuttin it.
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I always wanted a lever action, and a few years back while at the Oaks show Elaine let me buy a Henry .22 s/l/lr carbine. Incredibly accurate, super slick action, flawless feeding with anything, and reasonably easy disasembly for cleaning from the breech.

Ive heard it from other Henry owners (including a guy buying his fourth one at Tanners Gun Shop) that once you own a Henry you wont want any anything but.

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