Loving Henry lever guns right now

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Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby MisterB » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:06 pm

Picked up a Henry Big Boy 44 Magnum recently. Not only is it beautiful and well made, but it is a great shooter, and an absolute blast. It's the kind or gun that will never be traded or sold. One to pass along to the to the next generation

Loved it so much, I ordered a Henry Silver Eagle (it's the 22 LR version, with the nice engraving). I even found a bucket of 1,400 rounds of 22 at Cabelas recently, so things are looking up in the 22 world.

I've got an itch to get a Henry Mare's Leg too.

You guys like lever guns too?

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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby Nathan » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:16 pm

I've developed a real passion for lever guns in the last year or so, and shooting yours was a pleasure!
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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby MisterB » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:47 pm

Nathan wrote:I've developed a real passion for lever guns in the last year or so, and shooting yours was a pleasure!


As was shooting your Silver Boy, which is why I'm getting one! Your Winchester is cool too. Tell the other members about it

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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby Pickwick » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:51 am

Love lever guns! I have four of them...the Marlin 30/30 I shot in HS that my dad gave me, the Marlin 336C 30/30 I bought when the Remington take over rumors started (Rem screwed them up, predictably), a pre-64 94/22, and a 94/22 I picked up at an estate sale a while back. Great guns. A Henry is next on my list.

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Postby ridurall » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:42 pm

Dittos Pickwick, I'm right there with you. My wife brought her Westernfield 30-30 (Montgomery Wards rebranded Marlin 336) into our marriage 37 years ago and I know better than to ever trade it off. We picked up a Marlin 1895 45/70 back in the mid 1980 when I worked part time at Cumberland Knife and Gun in Fayetteville NC. I don't ever believe I made any money working there because I got so many good deals on guns and knives. I also picked up a Winchester 9422 Magnum in 1992 from a coworker at Altus AFB back before I retired. Then the last and most fun I picked up the Henry Big Boy .44 Magnum last year for my wife. She had been hinting that she wanted one for a couple of years and when you have a wife that likes guns you get her what she wants.

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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby Pickwick » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:42 am

Refresh my memory...didn't Remington once make a .308 lever rifle? It wasn't your classic Winchester look, but a more modern, sleek looking rifle.

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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby Nathan » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:13 am

.308 in a tubular magazine?
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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby Pickwick » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:33 am

I don't think it was, Nathan, but I can't remember. I think it loaded from the receiver.

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Postby Nathan » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:39 am

It would still me a tubular magazine with the point of an FMJ pressing directly against the primer in front of it. It just seems like a REALLY bad idea.
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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby Pickwick » Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:58 pm

I was wrong. It was a Winchester Model 88:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/winchester_88.htm

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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby Nathan » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:15 pm

I never knew that existed; thanks for sharing!
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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby hkguy » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:16 am

Pickwick wrote:I was wrong. It was a Winchester Model 88:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/winchester_88.htm



dont foget the savage model 99 and Browning BLR also come chambered in 308.

http://www.browning.com/products/catalo ... sp?f1=003B

http://www.chuckhawks.com/savage_99.htm
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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby ridurall » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:03 pm

Back in the late 1970 and early 80s my wife and I owned a Winchester Model 88. While it was a fairly good shooter with 1.5" to 2" MOA accuracy it just was not the "typical" looking lever action. For me it just didn't look like a lever action rifle is supposed to look. The Winchester Model 100 semi auto looked much like it without the lever. In 1983 I traded it in and purchased a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight that shot much better than a factory rifle should be expected to. I don't think I will ever sell or trade it.

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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby Montanapatriot » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:55 pm

I shot a Winchester 88 in 308 a bunch as a teenager, my friend had one.

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Re: Loving Henry lever guns right now

Postby Sean99TJ » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:38 pm

Henry has released long range lever gun......308, 243, and 223. ad is on cabela's website. did not see a tube.....


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