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Nylon innards at all durable?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CoyoteSix, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. CoyoteSix

    CoyoteSix Member

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    Hey folks, in a recent thread I inquired about this gun:

    http://www.impactguns.com/henry-lever-action-22lr-walnut-stock-h001-619835001009.aspx

    However someone mentioned that a good portion of its innards were made out of nylon/plastic.

    Would these parts affect the longevity of the rifle? I don't want to buy something that'll fall apart later, and to me Nylon parts just scream FRAGILE! :eek:

    Note: I usually expect most of my guns do some a little bit of Jeep duty when I go offroading, plinking etc. So I wanna make sure it can tough it through that kind of use.

    Thanks all!
     
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    Off the top of my head, the AUG,P90 and FN2000 all have polymer fire control parts and they seem to be just fine in military service.
     
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    Yep, the only metal in my FS2000 trigger pack is the springs and pins.

    BSW
     
  5. jmr40

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    Ruger and Remington are using plastic trigger guards and trigger groups on the 10-22 and 870. while not as tough as steel, they are actually tougher than the aluminum parts used previously in those guns.

    It depends on which parts, and where, but some plastics are proving pretty tough, think Glock among others.

    The Henry is no Winchester or Marlin. I don't want one, because I have Marlin and Winchesters, but for the money I don't think they are bad. They are probably at least as good as a Ruger 10-22 or Marlin 60, but in a lever action. Those 2 are probably the most common 22's and lots of folks seem to like them.
     
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    Look at the Fire control parts of the HK G36 & UMP the engagement surfaces on the hammer are polymer the entire sear assy. is also polymer. They run for many thousands of rounds with very little wear on those parts.
     
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    While not as esthetically pleasing to me as an old Winchester or Marlin?

    Henry offers a Lifetime Warranty on all its products.

    If you plan to live longer then a lifetime, then would be the time to start worrying about wearing out the nylon parts.

    rc
     
  8. Rom828

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    Shot a Henry a friend got for his son, wonderful little rifle. I've always had a mental block accepting polymer gun parts, and then I think back fondly about my first .22, yep a 1959 Remington Nylon 66 that I still have and shoot now and then, still holding up just fine.
     
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    Henry uses a Zamak receiver cover and receiver chassis (for lack of a better word). All the operating parts (bolt, carrier, trigger, hammer, lever and pins)
    are steel. I have the base H001 with about 5,000 rounds through it - bought it for myself as a 70th birthday present more than three years years ago. I've had maybe a dozen glitches (failure to feed or eject) in the course of firing all those rounds. Early guns had plastic barrel bands but I believe they now come
    with metal ones. I think they're one of the the best dollar-for-dollar buys in firearms today, and they're made in the USA...
     
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