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I have an All Weather 357 Henry. ~200 rounds so far. Half 38's, half 357. All cycle every time.
 
Posts: 89 | Location: SE Georgia | Registered: December 25, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I studied The Henry with Brass Receiver, The Chiappa Alaskan takedown, and All Weather Henry for about 3 months before going with the All Weather. I liked the octagonal barrel for the Henry brass receiver but it’s 12% heavier that the Henry steel or All Weather.
The Chiappa had two drawbacks, if service was needed I wasn’t sure who did that and it was about $500 more than the All Weather.
I put a Skinner Peep sight on mine. No regrets
 
Posts: 89 | Location: SE Georgia | Registered: December 25, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The sharp edges on the loading gate and port on my Marlin chew my fingers so badly that I am about ready to quit after a few reloads.

That Henry tube-load design is calling me.


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Save up your allowance and buy a JM Marlin. You will be glad you did.
 
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Interested in this also. One thing I've heard about some Henrys is that once the lever gets nudged open a bit, you can't simply close it; you have to complete the cycle and eject that round and chamber another. Is that true? Also, some possible (Internet folklore?) about the lever dropping open on its own more than occasionally? I REALLY want to trust the Henry QC, as the Brass Big Boy 357 looks gorgeous to me.

I've also read that the Remlin QC issue was a really big dip in the road that's smoothed out considerably since then, and is now a thing of the past. Can anyone speak to this?


I'll try and remember to check mine tonight for the cycling thing. My rifle is fairly low mileage but the lever locks up tightly every time.


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Interested in this also. One thing I've heard about some Henrys is that once the lever gets nudged open a bit, you can't simply close it; you have to complete the cycle and eject that round and chamber another. Is that true?


I cycled my Henry with some 38 special dummy rounds. As long as you don't open the action far enough to engage the ejector you can close the action with no issues. Be advised that ejection is entirely velocity driven in a Henry lever action. If you baby the lever the round just drops down into the action and sits on top of the round waiting to be loaded.


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I guess I'm not anti Henry so much as I'm pro Marlin. Where available I'd take the Marlin, the loading gate is not a bad thing. I'm inclined to think the most recent Marlins are mechanically sound.


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My first and only lever gun is a Henry. It's a 45-70, color case hardened with octogonal barrel. It is absolutely beautiful and I love it.

Never having owned something with a loading gate I can't compare them. But I have been looking hard at a Winchester 1873 in 357. Smile
 
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