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Old January 12, 2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Henry Repeating Arms???

How reliable are they? How well built? Are they an all around good rifle? Thanks
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Old January 12, 2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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Old January 12, 2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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Old January 13, 2012, 03:55 AM   #4
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I only have 2nd hand knowledge since I don't own one but do have friends who do, 3 of them all with the .22LR models. They are very satisfied, believe quality is very good and customer service is excellent. By customer service we're not talking repairs since they've never had to send a Henry rifle back, but they do order parts like the loop lever and Henry is very fast and accurate in order fulfillment.

I'd be interested in comments from actual owners, though, since its my understanding Henry is coming out with a Big Boy model in .45-70 and if that's true I'll become a Henry owner. I've wanted a .45-70 for some time but the Marlin factory problems with quality control have kept me away.
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Old January 13, 2012, 04:49 AM   #5
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I have the H001 model 22. It's been the best 22 rifle I have ever owned. The walnut stock is deeply polished as well as the barrel and all metal parts. As far as reliability goes it's been perfect. The rifle feeds good, the action is smooth and the gun is very accurate. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Henry product. I have been debating getting the Big Boy 357.
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Old January 13, 2012, 06:19 AM   #6
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22 lr

I seen a henry at a local shop for sale for 499.00. I do not know the model number but it had an octagon barrel, exposed hammer and a beautifully polished brass receiver. Has anyone else seen one like this ? Anyone have an idea what model it could have been ?
I don't know anything about Henry rifles but it was a beautiful rifle.
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Old January 13, 2012, 06:47 AM   #7
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I have two, a.22 & a.17HMR. Both very accurate & very reliable. Also 100% American Made!
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Old January 13, 2012, 07:50 AM   #8
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I really love mine (its a standard lever action 22), its a great small range plinker. I use it for 20 to 50yard target shooting and pest controll. I am thinking about getting a second one in .22wmr.

Get one, you want be dissapointed.
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Old January 13, 2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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I have a H001T Frontier model (octagon barrel) in .22LR. It's five years old and about 12,000 rounds to its credit. Other than the occasional faulty ammo, the gun has never failed mechanically in any way. The action is smooth, consistent, and entirely reliable. It's also completely American made.

While I've never had to use it, Henry's customer service is said to be among the best and most responsive in the industry, with the owner of the company handling many of the customer service issues himself.

They are also the only company that I've seen that has TV commercials, and I'm not talking about just the hunting or sports channels.

The only people that don't seem to like the Henry .22 are Marlin owners that keep insisting that the painted allow receiver cover is a sign of unreliability and an assumed lack of longevity. I guess we'll have to wait and see if that's true since their .22 rifle has only been sold since about 1993. I have never heard of a Henry that didn't work that Henry wouldn't fix or replace.
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Old January 13, 2012, 08:52 AM   #10
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I have the Henry Big Boy in 44mag. Its a great rifle that I've had for about five years now and never had a problem with it just a blast to shoot. The only fault I have with the rifle is that it loads through the tubular magazine. I would have preferred a side load.

Bottom line it's a keeper!
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Old January 13, 2012, 08:59 AM   #11
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golden boy ?

I looked at Henry's website and I believe the one I seen was a Golden Boy.
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Old January 13, 2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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Very nice guns. I've got a Golden Boy .17hmr that I really like. It's very accurate and the action is extremely smooth. Add the fact that they're 100% American and you can't go wrong with one IMO.
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Old January 13, 2012, 04:24 PM   #13
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If your thinking about buying one I say do it. I have a .22LR and its a damn good shooter and a nice looking, smooth action rifle. You will like it.
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Old January 13, 2012, 04:26 PM   #14
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I have a BIL with the .22 lever action and he loves it. It's a cool gun.
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Old January 13, 2012, 04:29 PM   #15
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I have bought two and they are both still up 5yrs later and running great guns and would buy another if I had the chance
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Old January 13, 2012, 04:42 PM   #16
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I've had several Henry rifles, so can add my $0.02 worth.

The blued .22 leverguns are inexpensive, reliable, lightweight, accurate, and a lot of fun - the Brasslite receivered Golden Boys ditto, but a bit heavier & no receiver scope grooves. A cantilever barrel-mount scope mount is available from Henry.
The GB stocks have a lot more drop than the others.

The centerfire Henry Brasslite/Golden Boys are smooth & accurate, but aren't referred to as Fat Boys for nothing - they're HEAVY.

I can't speak to the blued, Marlin-like centerfire rifles, as I've never had one.

The RF pumpguns are OK, but the one in .22 Mag have been discontinued due to warranty problems (too many issues).

The .22 boltguns are great for kids.

The Company, and it's President (Anthony Imperato) are heads/shoulders above anyone else in customer service, and the Prexy is available daily online at rimfirecentral.com

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Old January 13, 2012, 05:41 PM   #17
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I have a Henry pump action .22 magnum (H003TM). It is a
great shooting rifle. Deadly accurate and reliable. What else
do you want?
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Old January 13, 2012, 05:44 PM   #18
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The centerfire Henry Brasslite/Golden Boys are smooth & accurate, but aren't referred to as Fat Boys for nothing - they're HEAVY.
Ummm, they're called "Big Boys", and I'm pretty sure the brass parts on the center-fire rifles are honest-to-god brass. Harley-Davidson makes the "FLSTF FatBoy".
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Old January 13, 2012, 07:09 PM   #19
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The Henry

They are reliable. Yes.and yes to your questions.I sold them at dicks and basspro ,nothing but rave reviews from my customers.They have great customer service with the owner Anthony Imperato answering many of the phone calls. I own a .17 caliber Golden Boy,it has an incredible smooth action. You will be pleased that you bought one. Call me if you have any questions,978-424-7024 Cliff.
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Old January 13, 2012, 11:24 PM   #20
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Okay, I guess I am the odd man out..But what I have seen of the Henry's..both rim & centerfire..leaves alot to be desired. It seems the Henry folk are trying to live off credit from the famous Henry rifle of the 1860's..that rifle was manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company. B. Tyler Henry developed the .44 rimfire ctg. that bore his name (and was honored by having the later Winchester company stamp an H in the head of their .22 rimfire cases).
The ones I have seen have inletting that looks like a 6th grade shop class dropout did it..I could actually see light right through between stock & action metal! No thanks..I'll pass.
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Old January 26, 2013, 11:49 AM   #21
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Henry Repeating Arms

Great Folks.
Sent an email about a scope mount for my .22 mag pump action. THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY CALLED ME BACK!!
They sent two, just to be sure I got what I needed and several extra screws.
I called to see about returning the one I didnt need and they just said "Keep it!"
So, what more could you ask.
PS: The .22 mag. pump is more accurate than my Marlin 45/70 at 100 yds.
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Old January 26, 2013, 12:38 PM   #22
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Only Henry I have is the little survival 22LR rifle and it has been 100%. Several hundred rounds through it and the takedown works just fine.

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Old January 26, 2013, 01:00 PM   #23
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I've got one and love it. May not be as nice as a 39A but for the price it can't be beat. Now I just got to get one in .44mag
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Old January 26, 2013, 01:08 PM   #24
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My dad gave me a Henry .22 Lever Action for my 6th or 7th birthday.

It has given me 15 years of dependable use, I expect that if I ever have children it will be around for them to shoot. Its accurate to a point where accuracy is a measure of the shooters skill more than it is the gun.

I think the Golden Boys are a bit too pretty to shoot, and that if mine had been a golden boy, 15 years of use would have it not looking nearly as pretty as it started.

I love mine, its built solid and functions well.

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Old January 26, 2013, 10:49 PM   #25
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They're super nice. If I was buying a lever rifle it would be a Henry.
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