What is "Brasslite"?


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ArmedBear
May 17, 2007, 12:16 PM
Anyone know?

I've been eyeing some nice .22 lever guns. I want a quality shooter, not a safe queen, though. The Henry Golden Boy is a real looker, but what happens to that shiny receiver when it meets the real world?:)

I will say, though, I've been leaning Marlin 39A, after holding one.

Thoughts?

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nitesite
May 17, 2007, 12:58 PM
It's some kind of plated zinc or other cast alloy. It cannot be refinished or replated. No repair on it of any kind.

The action on a Henry feels very smooth, but the Marlin 39A is far superior at the cost of more weight.

When I was looking to buy my son a lever .22 for high school graduation, I shot a couple of Henry's. Once I saw and felt the Marlin, and shot them, there was never a chance of getting anything else.

ArmedBear
May 18, 2007, 01:45 PM
at the cost of more weight

I don't consider it a cost. Maybe for a kid's rifle it would be, but not for me. I consider it a benefit.

My recessed synthetic stock 10/22 is light, even with a compact scope on it. It's a bit too light for really accurate offhand shooting, though it's a perfectly good plinker.

The Marlin, on the other hand, balances and settles nicely. I was really impressed. At 6 3/4 lb. for a 24" barrel all-steel tube-fed gun with a good amount of walnut on it, it's not at all overweight.:)

Guess I just sold myself on the Marlin, again.:D

Thanks for the reply!

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