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#3414458 - 10/24/09 My Henry .22 Mag
DesertGhost Offline
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Registered: 10/24/09
Posts: 51
Loc: Arizona
Purchased this gun last year. It has a VERY smooth action and is a tack driver. Hits the 4 in round disks on the target rig at 100 yards with open sights. it puts a smack on the steel at 100 yards. fun to plink with and cheap to shoot.

DG

It is the "golden boy", i think thats what its called. and has the octagon barrel. i like the look of it and should last long after my son gets it.







Edited by DesertGhost (10/24/09)
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#3414469 - 10/24/09 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: DesertGhost]
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Registered: 11/21/02
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Loc: Zavalla,Tx
I bought my son one like it. He loves it.
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#3898667 - 03/15/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: sweetsues]
aharley1 Offline
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Registered: 03/15/10
Posts: 7
I just ordered one.

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#3901620 - 03/16/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: aharley1]
Tuco Offline
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Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 690
Loc: Palookaville
I bought a Henry .22 LR (not .22 mag) years ago because I liked the way they look and, moreover, was unhappy with the chronic extraction problems I suffered with my Marlin Model 39. In fact, I grew so disgusted with my Mod. 39 that I finally sold it. Although Henrys take a lot of abuse because of their supposed "cheapness," I've not a moment's problems with mine and, as you said, the action is as smooth as snot on a glass doorknob. A friend and I got into a shooting contest with my Henry and his Model 39, and the Henry shot circles around his Marlin.

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#3901629 - 03/16/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: Tuco]
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Registered: 02/15/02
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Loc: Kpt.,TN , Montgomery, Co, VA
These are nice rifles but man they have a lot of drop in the stock .
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#3907379 - 03/18/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: bea175]
Calif. Hunter Offline
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Registered: 04/05/01
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Loc: OC, CA
Yes, they do get bashed for being cheap, but I think the price is one of their strongpoints. I have 2 in .22 LR - a youth model for my son and a regular one for me. They have been 100% reliable. I am not real fond of the painted receiver, but at the same time, I don't care if it gets banged around on the ATV or in my truck. I would feel pain if my Win 9422M got beat up.
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#3907404 - 03/18/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: Calif. Hunter]
RWE Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 18043
Loc: Old North State
Originally Posted By: Calif. Hunter
Yes, they do get bashed for being cheap, but I think the price is one of their strongpoints. I have 2 in .22 LR - a youth model for my son and a regular one for me. They have been 100% reliable. I am not real fond of the painted receiver, but at the same time, I don't care if it gets banged around on the ATV or in my truck. I would feel pain if my Win 9422M got beat up.


It's a receiver cover.

Comes off fairly easy if you feel like repainting it.
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#4071188 - 05/10/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: RWE]
nsaqam Offline
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Registered: 05/01/08
Posts: 16540
Loc: Hermantown MN
Any reason a guy couldn't Cerakote the receiver cover?
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#4072963 - 05/10/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: nsaqam]
Rangr44 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/08
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Once the Henry Standard and/or Frontier's receiver cover's paint is stripped off, MANY finish possibilities are available.

Polish/clearcoat:



Faux color casehardening:



Other case color variations:





And then, for GB fans, there's always "bling":


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#4072994 - 05/10/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: Rangr44]
nsaqam Offline
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Registered: 05/01/08
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Loc: Hermantown MN
Thanks Rangr44.

I really like the polished/clearcoat and the faux case.
I understand how to do the polish/clear but how is the faux case done?
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#4073452 - 05/11/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: nsaqam]
Rangr44 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/08
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Originally Posted By: nsaqam
how is the faux case done?


It's a very easy process.
Strip the paint off, polish up with 0000 steel wool, and clean thoroughly with hot soapy water.
Apply cold blueing paste and leave it on for about a minute, then wipe it down under cool running water with a clean sponge.
Repeat blueing process until you get it the color you like.
It may take 2 or more applications to get the finish to where you like it.

A model airplane clearcoat overcoat usually suffices to protect the finish.

BTW - Different brands of cold blue ( Brownell's Oxphy-Blue/Birchwood-Casey/.44-40/etc) will give different colors/results - so if one brand results in a look that's less than satisfactory, just reduex with another brand.

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#4073603 - 05/11/10 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: Rangr44]
nsaqam Offline
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Registered: 05/01/08
Posts: 16540
Loc: Hermantown MN
Wow, that is easy and it looks very authentic.

Thanks sir!
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#4841364 - 01/20/11 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: nsaqam]
MarlinMark Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1293
Loc: Oregon
How far did you disassemble the rifle?


Edited by MarlinMark (01/20/11)
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#4842518 - 01/21/11 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: MarlinMark]
700LH Offline
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Registered: 03/06/07
Posts: 10860
Loc: Gem State
The receiver on a Henry has a cover, no serious disassembly is necessary.

http://www.henryrepeating.com/pdf/lever_action_manual.pdf

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#4853780 - 01/24/11 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: MarlinMark]
Rangr44 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/08
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There's only five (5) common screws associated with removal of the Henry receiver cover - two on the lower edge of each side, and the top tang screw that holds the buttstock on.

With the screws out, and the buttstock gently tapped off towards the rear, the receiver cover is wriggled upward, away/off the receiver.

Take care, that the bolt (which sometimes "sticks" inside the cover's roof/ceiling) stays atop the action, ILO dropping out on the floor, etc. wink

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#4857265 - 01/24/11 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: Rangr44]
avagadro Offline
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Registered: 08/01/02
Posts: 10713
Loc: Tri-Cities, Washington State
I priced a golden boy in WMR ... $475 ... little salty for me. If I'm spending that coin, I'd rather use it as a down payment on a 1894m OR a 9422M
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#7265888 - 01/04/13 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: Rangr44]
Fotis Offline
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Registered: 05/22/09
Posts: 8670
Loc: Cheyenne, Wy
Originally Posted By: Rangr44
Once the Henry Standard and/or Frontier's receiver cover's paint is stripped off, MANY finish possibilities are available.

Polish/clearcoat:



Faux color casehardening:



Other case color variations:





And then, for GB fans, there's always "bling":


.


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#7298997 - 01/11/13 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: Fotis]
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Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 4725
Loc: Idaho, Clearwater County.
I like mine.
Cats hate it though.
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#7367084 - 01/27/13 Re: My Henry .22 Mag [Re: FieldGrade]
fluffy Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 7414
Loc: dakota county,mn
I bought a henry 22 mag lever in like new condition for $300 last summer.Damn things a tack driver.
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