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1st Henry in the flesh #13999126 07/24/19
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Saw my first Henry single today, a 20ga youth model. Was very impressed with the looks, and not just for $448 (a little high I believe). The trigger was pretty light and crisp too, which makes me hopeful about my incomer.

The sides of the action are pretty much devoid of any sculpting that might give it a bit of character, but the wood was quite nice and neatly checkered and finished. Finally, a Henry I can like.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #13999681 07/24/19
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I have yet to see one of the Henry single shot shotguns. A 20 ga. would be real interesting for me. If they look anything like my Henry single in .308 they must be nice. $448 was MSRP on my .308 also but I got it at a Runnings, home, farm & outdoor store and they knocked it down to $423. and change including tax and out the door back in January. Picked up a base model Henry .22 lever gun from there last Oct. and both have real nice wood, shoot well, and I'm real happy with 'em. I may not be able to resist a Henry 20 ga. single. I heard the single shots all had heavy triggers and my .308 does somewhat, but I guess there's some cures for that. Maybe the folks at Henry heard all the complaints and did something about it.

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Kinda wish they would recreate the old Stevens 44.

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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Kinda wish they would recreate the old Stevens 44.

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Sorry, just channeling my inner jackass.

Actually, I have occasional bouts of lust for one of the fancy Low Walls with octagon to round barrels, mixed with Martini aspirations. Don't know if I'll ever succumb; a few quiet moments with my two little Brownings usually brings me out of it.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #13999983 07/24/19
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Is a .25-20 SS. Might not hurt if they chambered from something a little more modern. Just a guess. This one shoots fairly well on the 100 yard butt.

Don't recall the load precisely and too lazy to go look, but it was something around 17 gr of Goex 3f and an Ideal 257283 of 30:1 alloy. About .030" compression and a .030 card wad. What is not shown in the picture is the aperture sight that mounts on the tang.

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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: 22250rem] #14000728 07/25/19
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Originally Posted by 22250rem
I have yet to see one of the Henry single shot shotguns. A 20 ga. would be real interesting for me. If they look anything like my Henry single in .308 they must be nice. $448 was MSRP on my .308 also but I got it at a Runnings, home, farm & outdoor store and they knocked it down to $423. and change including tax and out the door back in January. Picked up a base model Henry .22 lever gun from there last Oct. and both have real nice wood, shoot well, and I'm real happy with 'em. I may not be able to resist a Henry 20 ga. single. I heard the single shots all had heavy triggers and my .308 does somewhat, but I guess there's some cures for that. Maybe the folks at Henry heard all the complaints and did something about it.


Mine's a .308 as well, and I plan on futzing around with light loads, sabotted loads, and the same mid-level stuff I've been feeding my Hawkeye Predator; 41-42gr of RL15 and ABs or BTs. Single shots are just so easy and pleasant to play with without magazine and feeding issues.

Been too busy handling my father's affairs to visit the range in months, but today's the day; two new ones get aired out at last!


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14001966 07/25/19
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I paid $369 for mine in 45/70. There is a trigger fix over on Graybeards.

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Mine will cost about full price by the time shipping and transfer are added in, but no matter.

Have the replacement trigger spring site bookmarked just in case. The 20 I saw didn't need it.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14019715 08/02/19
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im really considering a 44 mag one for the truck. if cva made the scout with iron sights id prob go that route though

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Anyone know if the 20 gauge is built on a 20 gauge receiver, or are they using the same receiver for 20 and 12? If the 20 is on a true 20 sized receiver, I would be interested for sure...

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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: auk1124] #14041710 08/11/19
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Can't say, but I thought it was pretty trim and handy regardless. Just bought and old Ithaca 20, so I got that niche covered, but I can see myself buying one. Uses Rem Chokes, I believe.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14116219 09/10/19
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I’ve only seen a few in person and haven’t handled any. Are they drilled and tapped for an aperture sight? Anyone make one?
My old eyes don’t do very well with standard irons anymore.
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The rifles are d&t for a scope rail. Don't know of any receiver sight that fit as yet. Mine arrives on Friday, so I'll see what options might work for a barrel peep then. This one's getting a scope, to start anyway.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14126548 09/14/19
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Picked my .308 up today. Pretty nice wood. Wood to metal fit is pretty good, except for the butt, which is too proud. Easy fix, if one doesn't mind refinishing! Machine checkering seems perfect; maybe best I've seen. Metalwork is fine too. Overall, I think it's much nicer than a $400 walnut-stocked rifle would be expected to be. Weighs just a smidgen under 7 lbs.

Then there's the trigger. Crisp, but very heavy at over 7 1/2 pounds on my Lyman scale. Replacement spring on the way!

Already had the scope rail on hand plus a set of Warne rings. An offset hammer spur is mandatory for scope use for certain. Henry sells one, but I had an old Marlin one that fit after a little file work. Still a tight fit, and a scope with a bigger eyepiece and/or a power change ring probably would need higher rings than the lows I used for the little Leupold 2.5. The gun comes up nice and should be a nice little woodswalker or stalking rifle. Don't think I can recommend it as a kids' gun with the very heavy hammer-cocking effort and trigger pull. The new spring should help with both.

Earliest I can get to the range is Wednesday, and the new spring is due in before that, so I should be able to dial it in without dealing with the heavy pull. Pics maybe tomorrow.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14127127 09/15/19
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Been watching these Henry SS threads with much interest. Last thing I need is another SS. But what does need have to do with it? Digital D, the pic of that Stevens made me slobber all over myself. Especially when you mentioned the cartridge


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How long before they offer one in 350 Legend?


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14127926 09/15/19
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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14128020 09/15/19
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That be right down decent Pappy.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14128036 09/15/19
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7lbs 11.6oz as shown.

Stock comb is a bit low for scope use, something I'm used to from years of using older guns with the same issue, so no big deal.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14132181 Yesterday at 07:07 AM
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Looks pretty darn nice, Pappy. Congrats. Is the barrel removable?


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