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Old September 12, 2019, 11:33 AM   #26
Driftwood Johnson
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Yes, as I have stated several times, these rifles can be heavy.

My 30-30 1894 Winchester with its 26" octagon barrel weighs 9 pounds.

My 24" 38-40 1873 Winchester weighs 8 pounds 12 ounces.

My 24" Winchester Model 1892 weighs 7 pounds 12 ounces.

Shorter barrels will weigh a little bit less.

The lightweight is my 30-30 Winchester Model 1894 carbine with a 20" barrel, it weighs 6 pounds 14 ounces.

The heavyweight is my 44-40 Uberti Henry replica with its 24" barrel. It weighs 9 pounds 12 ounces. That is because the barrel and magazine of the Henry are machined from one solid bar of steel, whereas all the others have a separate tubular magazine slung under the barrel. That was a design change from the 1860 Henry to the Model 1866 Winchester. All since have had a separate tubular magazine under the barrel. Lighter weight and less expensive to manufacture.

All these weights are unloaded, a full magazine of 10 44-40 rounds adds about 7 ounces.

As I have said several times, I am not a hunter, but if I was going to be trudging through the woods all day with a rifle, the Henry would stay home and I would bring a '92.
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Old September 12, 2019, 04:10 PM   #27
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Great info!!
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