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Henry’s original copy of Henry rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hang fire, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. hang fire

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    I think the $2300 quoted is the expected msrp. Expect to see it on shelves for 17-1800. maybe a bit more initially. Remember, economy of scale. The rifle probably represents a significant investment in tooling for Henry and at the volume they plan on selling them, 2300 actually seems low. That being said, I think I want one. Maybe come tax return time.
     
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    Why oh why will some brave sould not make a Henry replica in .44 Russian???
    Hell, I would be happy with an 1866 Winchester in .44 Russian,,,,
     
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    i guess they got tied of people calling them out on the fact they claim history with the original Henrys when in reality they had 0% in common with the original maker....(my beef with them) be curious to see when it his shelves, I'm going to go out and say 2-3years..... looks promising though.
     
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    They'd be competing with Uberti, which has been making a nice Henry for years. Would people be willing to pay hundreds of dollars more just because the gun has the official "Henry" name on it? I think not. If you make it in .44-40, by definition it's not authentic because the originals were in .44 rimfire.
     
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    You could be authentic and make it in .44 Henry rimfire but where would you get the ammo?
     
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    On the shelf right next to the .22 ammo.:evil:
     
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    The local gun shop had new manufacture .41 Remington Derringer rimfire (and some RWS .22 lr Match). The specialty shops also make .32 rimfire for antique pistols (I see that occasionally too). The way things are going, the specialty firms could have .44 Henry Rimfire on the shelves before we see any .22 LR in bulk.
     
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    Nice But...

    I along with most others have Henry Catalogs. The toys are all nice but more than I am willing to pay.
     
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    .44 S&W American was for all practical purposes .44 Henry rimfire as a centerfire round.
    .44 Russian is for all practical purposes, ..44 American as an inside lubricated bullet design in place of the original heeled buillet designs used on the Henry rimfire and American cartridges.
    Ballistics are about the same on all three cartridges.
    Like most everything else oddball right now, .44 Russian takes some searching to find but is easily made from old .44 Special or Magnum cases and the light charges of powder and 210 grain bullet make feeding them fairly inexpensive for a skilled handloader.
     
  11. Russian Hammer

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    The only way I can see them competing with the Italian copies at that price is if they were to make it in 44 rimfire and go after the collector market that can't afford an original. If I were a collector of antique lever actions I would not be interested in this. Almost like a .308 Mauser to the ww2 collector.
     
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    Out of my price range.

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    Ya those Israeli mausers that look like a German WW2 K98 but in an easier to find in surplus form cartridge are terrible. Nevermind a lot of them were built on german receivers with the swastikas peened out.
     
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    I'd rather have the Uberti at half the price. If their other stuff is any indication, the Uberti will be a much better gun anyway.


    Cimarron offers them in .44Spl.
     
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    Are they manufactured 'in house' or will they be a re-badged Uberti?
     
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    If Henry made an affordable tang sight for their .22 lever actions and sold it at a reasonable price I believe they'd do very well. I mean, are these sights really worth the outrageous prices they seem to command? I'd also like to see them make a reasonably accurate period-correct scope for their rifles. My guess is that Henry should stick to making improvements and adding accessories to their rimfire rifles, and leave the big-bore stuff to others.
     
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    I emailed them about a year ago and asked why they didn't chamber some rifles in the old Winchester calibers (44-40, 38-40, etc). Their answer was that it was too expensive to retool for them.
     
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    In-house & they are in production.
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    I bought 2 Henry rifles over the past few years but that rifle is way out of my price range too. It is good to see an American gun manufacturer making American guns again though. I guess not only the Italians can do that!
     
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    VERY cool idea.

    Out of my price range as well (too much for the gun, ammo I don't stock).

    I can hope they put out a later model in .22lr or .22wmr, I suppose. Until then, I can look at pictures and drool.

    Link to HRA page for this piece of art:
    http://henryrepeating.com/The-Original-Henry-Rifle.cfm
     
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    Nice to look at, but how nice to hold with no wood forearm when the barrel heats up?
     
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    Ask the original Henry users - they dealt with it somehow.
    I suspect a glove and a reasonable rate of fire would help somewhat.
     
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    Henry is one brand I will never buy from despite their quality. There is something about their ads that really tick me off. They have NO connection with the original Henry and yet they practically claim they are the same company.
     
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    How do you feel about Springfield Armory Inc?

    Branding in the gun industry is often silly - HRA is a solid company with good products and good CS, I can forgive them the silly choice of name.
     
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    I don't mind them using the same name as long as they aren't misleading.SA's website is a little clearer that the Springfield name was "rescued" when some other family took over. Henry is more misleading. At least I think so.
     
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    Not saying there's anything wrong with a 308 Mauser, in fact my preferred hunting rifles are built on Mauser or P14 actions. all I'm saying is when you're trying to target a collector market original caliber is important and I think collectors will be the largest customer base for this Henry and it will have a hard time competing with the cheaper Italian guns in the same calibers.
     
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