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Offline MERCEDESA1

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HENRY RIFLES - PLASTIC PARTS? NOT ANY MORE!
« on: February 07, 2011, 02:15:06 pm »
HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLES
Hello shooting friends! I was recently interested in obtaining a nice lever action rifle, so I thought about a Henry after obtaining one of their free brochures that they offered on the television (by the way, they also have a website for free catalog ordering: www.henryrepeating.com/catalog.cfm). First, I wanted to see what my fellow shooters out there thought of them.  After researching several forums, I found out what people had to say about them. To my dismay, I read that they use “plastic” parts to hold the front barrel wood on and also use “plastic” sights. This really dimmed my lights  :-\ (and my sights!). I thought…who would want a rifle that is held together by “plastic” and even sighted using “plastic” that could melt, bend or crack. That is not my idea of quality at all. However, the rifles really looked nice and the prices were very reasonable, so I decided to contact the company to inquire if they sold replacement components that were actually made of metal. Well, the answer came back that they do have replacement parts available. This is what I was told: Consumers can order metal barrel bands (Part # HL2229 for $3.50) and metal front sight (Part # HL2231 for $10.00) plus $7.50 shipping by calling toll free 866-200-2354. Additionally, all of their rifles are now equipped with metal bands and metal sights! Just in case anyone is interested, they also sent me some following info to digest. The exact points that they made to me were:
1. All Henry H001 series rifles now come with metal barrel bands and metal front sights.
2. All Henry Golden Boy rifles now come with brass barrel band and are all pre-drilled    and tapped for easy scope mounting.
3. All Henry Big Boy rifles now come pre-drilled and tapped.
4. The Henry H009 steel round barrel 30-30 now features the XS Ghost Ring sight system, has checkered stock with rubber butt pad, swivels and has been reduced in weight down to 7 pounds.

I don’t want to sound like an advertiser for them, I just thought it be proper that I should share any info that I received to prevent those interested in these guns from being misled like I was initially. Guess what? I ordered one of their lever action carbines! And it's MADE IN AMERICA! :) What a great rifle for the price! The receiver is grooved for dovetail rings so I ordered the best-made pair that I could find. I chose the BSA brand that allows you to view the iron sights below the scope, and I am currently waiting for a NcStar scope. In case you’re interested, I also found 22 cal.short ammo “by the brick” at a really great price from http://www.midwayusa.com. Now I can plink, plink, plink till my heart’s content, or hunt till my freezer is full! SHOOT ON BROTHER! ;)
PS: The next neat rifle that has caught my roving eye is Henry’s pump action gallery style 22. It reminds me of the good old boardwalk days! Gotta git me one!  ;D

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HENRY RIFLES - PLASTIC PARTS? NOT ANY MORE!
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 03:58:05 am »
No doubt, they are good folks at Henry rifles and they make a fine firearm. Got a Big Boy in .44 and someday will own another one.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 02:06:19 pm »
Thank you, Mercedesa1 for that information! I for one have been interested in a Henry for some time and this info is very helpful. Hope you enjoy your rifle.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 10:01:03 pm »
The Henry gun people have the best customer service in the business.   I hope they take over the entire USA gun industry.   

Their rifles ain't bad either.  I have a Sako .22, and have had (& sold) several Anshutz .22s but the absolute best 3 shot 50 yard group I ever shot with a .22 (well under 1/4" c-c) was with my plain-jane Henry .22.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 10:22:40 pm »
Got a Frontier model Henry 22LR for Christmas!  Great rifle, great customer service!  John

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 01:37:02 pm »
Are they drilling and tapping the Big Boy on the barrel for the cantilever mount?

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 02:24:07 pm »
I have two Big Boys in 44 Magmun and 45 Colt and both of them are tapped on the barrel for the cantilever mount under the step slider for the Marbles rear sight.

I know the 30-30 rifles are tapped on the receiver. I do not know if there are plans to change the Big Boys.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2011, 07:13:32 pm »
Read this post last night, called today. Go a band and front sight on the way for my Henry 22. Thanks  for the post and link.

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 09:43:30 am »
I wish they D & T the Frontier for a peep sight....or did they..?


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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 03:22:17 pm »
Read this post last night, called today. Go a band and front sight on the way for my Henry 22. Thanks  for the post and link.

My package from Henry arrived today, new band tighten up for the fore end too.

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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2011, 12:23:28 pm »
Regarding plastic parts: I abhor seeing guns origonally designed in all metal being turned into plastic guns.

Would you buy a Glocks if they were turned into all steel and weighed 40 ounces? No you wouldn't because the Glocks were origonally designed with plastic lightweight frames to eliminate the carry weight.

The origonal design determines what I prefer a firearm to be made from I'm not against plastic in guns nor am I against metal in guns but I am against ruining a guns origonal design by changing it into what is basically best described as a cheap fake.

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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2011, 08:30:43 am »
OK!!...Now if Henry, Inc. would just figure out away to make and put a 'case-hardened' receiver cover on the Frontier, and have it D & T for receiver aperture sight...then I would run out and order one...


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