Henry 22 lever information needed


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Redseal
October 11, 2008, 07:36 PM
Anybody out there that could give me some info on a Henry 22 lever action rifle. I was looking at a ruger 10/22 ( I own a ruger Mark III) but I picked up a Henry lever action at the sports shop and thought the action felt smoooooth! The owner siad that they are known for their accuracy. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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SGW42
October 11, 2008, 08:27 PM
I believe they were designed by Erma of Germany for Ithaca in the 70's, and sold as the Saddlegun. The design was somehow acquired by Iver Johnson and was called the Wagonmaster. When Iver went under, Louis Imperato (who worked for Iver in some executive capacity) took the design and founded the modern Henry RA company around the design. His son now runs the company in Brooklyn.

Don't own one, but one is on my list. Never heard much of a complaint about them from their owners, and their customer service is supposedly incredible.

Starter52
October 11, 2008, 08:31 PM
I bought one a few years ago and the boys and I love it. A great gun. Buy one!

FMJMIKE
October 11, 2008, 09:41 PM
My Henry is more fun than a barrel of monkeys............make that two barrels.......:D
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/Henry1.jpg

taliv
October 11, 2008, 09:58 PM
i've got one. get the 'large loop' model. you will wind up shooting it a lot, and it's just a good bit more ergonomic with the big loop (not to mention, easier for adult sized hands)

i couldn't begin to count how many wally world bulk packs i've put through mine. a lot. i've been very happy. it's a great plinking gun.

however, i wouldn't say it's a terribly accurate gun.

when comparing 10/22 and henry levers... aside from the obvious pros/cons of semi auto, one of the major pluses of the lever is that it will run dang near any ammo. e.g. remington thunderbolt, which won't reliably cycle any of the 3 semi-auto 22s i own.

NavajoNPaleFace
October 11, 2008, 10:50 PM
I have a Golden Boy and a 10-22 and both a great rifles.

Both the lever action and the semi auto action has their place. In my safe. :evil:

Redseal
October 12, 2008, 02:29 PM
Thanks guys for the info. I decided on the Henry just because I like the lever action....more interesting to shoot.

qwert65
October 12, 2008, 03:45 PM
I like my henry as well no complaints

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