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Old August 8, 2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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Henry Rifle

I wish someone would make a Henry in 38/357 and 44spl. to go with the other same cailber guns I have.
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Old August 8, 2008, 04:30 PM   #2
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You can get a Henry Big Boy in 44 mag/spcl but not .38/357 but it looks nothing like an original Henry. You can get a Uberti 73 Winchester in .38/.357.
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Old August 8, 2008, 04:35 PM   #3
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There has been some work done on converting .44-40s to .44 Special or Russian. Search on the SASS Wire, I think that was where I read about it.
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Old August 8, 2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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I don't think you can easily go from 44-40 to 44 spcl. You can ream a chamber and go from 44 spcl. to 44-40 tho.
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Old August 8, 2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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I didn't say "easily" I said it has been worked on. I recall talk of chamber bushings in some cases, of setting the barrel back and rechambering (which would be a BIG job on a Henry) in others. It won't be cheap but I don't mind spending vostracker's money.
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Old August 8, 2008, 07:48 PM   #6
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I also read recently about sleeving the chamber on the .44-40's but I don't remember where.

I'd really like to have a .44Spl Henry 1860 too. Would go nicely with my Open Top and 1860 .44Colts. I believe they were manufactured a short time ago but not any longer.
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Old August 8, 2008, 08:27 PM   #7
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It won't be cheap but I don't mind spending vostracker's money.
Well heck, since we're spending his money just get one special made.
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Old August 8, 2008, 09:40 PM   #8
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Henry Repeating Arms Big Boy is available in both .38/.357 and .44.

Just FYI.
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Old August 8, 2008, 09:40 PM   #9
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Henry

Thanks for spending my money guy's. I just dont see why Uberti or others havent done them in 44spl or 38/357. I have a Uberti 1866 in 38spl and its a tack driver. Guess I'll have to settle for a 73 in one of the calibers.

CraigC: Im like you, I would like something to go along with my revolvers without going to another cailber like 45Colt.
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Old August 8, 2008, 10:25 PM   #10
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Henry Repeating Arms Big Boy is available in both .38/.357 and .44.
It sure is, didn't realize that. But it still isn't a copy of anything historical if that matters to anybody but me.
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Old August 9, 2008, 08:50 AM   #11
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Henry Repeating Arms Big Boy is available in both .38/.357 and .44.
Not even close to being the same thing.
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Old August 9, 2008, 09:02 AM   #12
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Uberti is making the iron frame Henry in .44 Special on special order. I have one and I know other pards in the USA who have one, too.
I don't know if they do the brass frame Henry in .44 Special, however.
I had my brass frame Henry converted from .44-40 to shoot .44 colt by setting back the barrel and cutting a new chamber. The barrel length is now 24" after 24,5" originally from Uberti. Rycling reliability and accuracy are fine.
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Old August 9, 2008, 02:16 PM   #13
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44spl

Bootsie: Thanks for that info. I guess I'll have to check with Uberti on the cost for a Henry in 44spl. I like the iron frame.
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Old August 10, 2008, 02:02 AM   #14
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vostracker: suggest you send an email to Suzanne Webb of Uberti/Gardone suzanne.webb@ubertireplicas.it regarding availability of .44 special cal. Henry barrel assemblies. The factory is closed for most of the month of August.
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