I’ve always wanted one of these, actually want one in 44 as well but I was in my local shop and they have a lightly used one that I can get for $550 OTD, seems like a great price but I wasn’t sure what these go for used. Any input on the price and on the rifle in general would be greatly appreciated.This message has been edited. Last edited by: big_gun_man,
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They are fine if you don't expect to run them like Chuck Connors in "The Rifleman". They don't like to go fast. I've not seen one make it through a match without a jam. Now, have I seen all of them? No, not by a long shot. I'm just talking about the ones I've seen. On a personal note, I've not been able to get past the lack of loading gate.
I'm not trying to convince you one way or another. That is a very good price.
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I will use it as a range gun and maybe to hunt hogs so I’m ok if it’s not competition fast, it’s a beautiful fun and I thought that price was great too, it also has a very nice leather sling and the big loop is wrapped in leather as well which looks amazing to me.
I have one. Great rifle. It is cheap to shoot with 38's. Like shooting a louder 22. It's simply a blast with full 357's. Accurate. That rifle should fill your needs as a range gun and to hunt hogs.
I had one in 45-70, no issues with it. 550.00 is a pretty good price.
At that price, it’s better than a Remlin, which I NEVER advocate buying. A JM stamped Marlin .357 would tack on another $200 unless you hit the pawn store lottery like I did when I picked up a well used specimen for $400 out the door.
As a contrast, I grabbed an 1894CP with a Trigger Happy kit and Williams peep in mint condition for $1000 and felt pretty good about it.
If a Henry appeals to you (I also can’t get past the lack of a loading gate) go for it. It certainly is a good enough price.
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I have this on on my waiting list too. In .357.
That's a nice price.
Even if there is something goofy with it Henry will service it forever.
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I shoot a Henry .357 in Cowboy. It bobbbles .38s, but I have yet, in four seasons, had it choke on a .357
I would have bought that without much deliberation. A .357 Henry has been on my wishlist for a while, just never high enough that I'd order one. Case hardened with leather adornments and a big loop? All positives to me.
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