View Full Version : What is a good price to pay for a NEW Henry 30/30 rifle?

M1A Owner
March 16, 2011, 09:04 PM

Another rifle has caught my eye. The Henry 30/30 is next on my list. I would like to know what a good price would be to pay for a steel or a brass Henry 30/30 rifle. I look forward to hearing from you.

If you have pictures of your Henry, please attach a picture. Thanks.

M1A Owner

March 16, 2011, 09:47 PM
The Henry 30-30 in brass is one heavy booger. I'd go with the steel. Its a nice looking rifle, but it is basically a Marlin 336. Same bolt/receiver. It does employ the feed from the muzzle end magazine like alot of 22's. But I think the steel version, if its the newest one, comes with a ghost-ring peep sight, which is cool. Price? I see them for close to $600!!! If you can land one for $550, go for it. I would go with a used Marlin 336 for closer to $350 if I were you.

March 16, 2011, 10:26 PM
if you must have the henry, then the steel ones are on cheaper than dirt for $670, so if you wait a while you might be able to score a new one for $600.

like the guy above me said, tho, a marlin 336 can be had for almost half that price. new one on CTD for $375.

of course, the henrys are completely manufactured in the USA, so that is a plus. And, other than the survival rifle, they make good quality weapons.

March 16, 2011, 11:50 PM
I have a .22lr henry and I like the idea of loading from the muzzle end like the .22. If you want a henry I dont think you will be disappointed.

M1A Owner
March 17, 2011, 08:12 AM
So if I understand you all, if I found one for $569 at a local nice pawn shop, I should buy it? It is new.

March 17, 2011, 07:55 PM


M1A Owner
March 17, 2011, 08:15 PM
Ok, I see that Abel is a smart ass.

Just kidding, just wanted to make sure! Thanks for the advice.

March 17, 2011, 08:25 PM
Uh, I wasn't being a smart ass. I wouldn't but the thing. Its a copy of a Marlin 336, which you can easily find for $350. But, that's just me not being a smart ass, just being smart.

M1A Owner
March 17, 2011, 10:04 PM

I hear what your saying, but have you ever held a Henry compared to the Marlin. Listen, I'm not being a smart ass either, but the Marlin feels cheap compared to the Henry.

I don't know a great deal about the Henry or the Marlin, but I'm looking into them both heavily. I'm just an interested person looking into both rifles.

I do like the fact that the Henry is 100% made in the USA.

March 18, 2011, 03:26 AM
I hear what your saying, but have you ever held a Henry compared to the Marlin.

Sure I have. I wouldn't recommend a used Marlin over a new Henry if I hadn't been around or picked up a Henry. What, in your opinion, is cheap feeling about the Marlin? I have four Marlins & all were bought used. All four are as solid as a rock.

March 18, 2011, 10:12 AM
I hear what your saying, but have you ever held a Henry compared to the Marlin.

sounds like your comparing the quality of each firearm based on its weight. I don't own either rifle but if I had to choose i'd go with the Marlin. don't get me wrong, I like that Henry rifles are made in the US but the ones i've handled were substantially heavier. if a Marlin was good enough for Annie Oakley then it's good enough for me :D

March 18, 2011, 11:12 AM
Those Henry's are might pretty but I've owned 3 Marlin lever guns over the years (I still have a 39a and a 50's era 336). I'd buy the Marlin if it were me. I'd look for an older 336 used because they radiused the inside of the lever and the newer model cuts my middle finger when the rifle recoils.

The Marlins are lighter and very accurate, hard to beat for the money really.

March 18, 2011, 06:02 PM
I recently debated this same question - for about 2 days. The Henry is cool looking, but that's about where the advantage stops in my opinion. It is heavy, especially if you're going to hunt with it. I used to hunt deer in the foothills of the appalachin mountains in central PA and used my Marlin 336 happily for many years. That gun got sold when I "went on the road" and had to be able to essentially be able to put most of my stuff in a car.

I'm picking up a slightly used 336c and a new 1894c tomorrow and spent about $100 more than the Henry would have cost me and don't expect any buyers remorse.

(and as I recall, the Henry loads like a 22)

March 31, 2011, 10:25 PM
The Henry is 100% American made, family owned and is a quality gun that, with a steel receiver, at 7lbs, weighs barely if anything more than the marlin. When I emailed Remington to see if all the parts for American Marlins/Remingtons come from USA, they didn't reply, so I doubt that could mean yes. The Marlin is owned by a huge investment company and as far as I can tell, only cares about end profits and cheap labor that has lead to a sacrifice of quality. I would either go with the Henry or an older Marlin.

April 1, 2011, 02:17 AM
Henry is the right choice. M500'92 is right they arent that heavy and they are 100% american made. I dont think marlin can make the same claim. They might be 100% assembled in the US but I bet there are alot of foreign parts in the marlin. Another good option is the older marlin. Its probably a well built gun. My 336 was made in 83 and its a great gun.