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I just picked up a used Henry .22 with the octagon barrel. It is LNIB, don't think it was ever fired. Blued steel/real nice wood, good fit and finish I like the way it balances, just ever so slightly barrel heavy. I'll be shooting it this weekend. It might just end up wearing a set of Skinner Sights, we will see how it shoots with the factory sight for now. Only plastic on it is the butt pad. I am quite happy.

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Here's my input regarding lever guns. First off I like thr practicality of a lever gun because I'm a "lefty". I therefore don't have the problem of operating a right handed bolt, and I don't have powder blowing in my face as the bolt on a semi recycles. I guess next on the list is "everybody" want to be a cowboy, and 3 of my 4 brands of lever action .22s look "cowboy".
My fourth liver action .22 was made by Taurus, The bolt operates just like the little pump or gallery gun that's so popular. The difference is that the bolt is operated by a lever. The model designation is 62-LA. How many of you have even seen one~? It's the first .22 I grab if I'm just going plinking because it's light, if functions flawlessly, it hits what I'm aiming at, and I'm not worried about getting a scratch or a ding in my 1957 built 39-A or my 1974 built 94/22, both of which are nearly perfect.

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Originally Posted by FieldGrade
Originally Posted by Snowwolfe
Own one with the octagon barrel and it wears a Weaver 3x9 AO rimfire scope. Zero issues with it and never really sat down and found out which ammo it liked better but the few brands I tried were all capable of 5 shot 1 inch groups or better at 50 yards.

Ditto ^^^^^

Funny how the guys chit mouthing em are the ones that don't own one.

About 30 years ago I had a 9422M. Nice rifle but it wouldn't even come close to the accuracy I get from my Octagon barreled Henry in 22WMR.

I've beat the snot out of it for about six years now without a single hick-up.

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BTW,,,, the only plastic on mine is the butt plate.
But then,,,, so is the one on my 1946 Marlin 39.
does Henry still make this one?


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They still list it in their catalog.

Henry Frontier 22mag, 20-1/2” octagonal barrel ( p/n H001TM )

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I have a Henry pump 22mag.It functions OK but,if Henry would put an extra $50-$100 in quality parts they could build a lot better looking rifle.They have a lot of cast aluminum and cheap looking plastic parts.


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I have 2 Henry's a 22lr & a 22 mag, I like them both esp. without scopes, they carry nice, very slim rifles and both shoot great with open sights. I had scopes on both of them but then the way they carry, and balance goes out the window.
They are with me a lot in the SxS as guns of opportunity on the farm.


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I've got 2 Henry's with the octagon barrel. One a golden boy that I put fiber optic sights on. The other a frontier that I mounted a fastfire red dot on. They both have a smoother action than the 39a I used to have. The Marlin and winchester are more robust in build, but no longer made. Parts will get scarce sooner than later. Was wanting another lever action, and it didn't make sense to pay the inflated prices for the older models. I got new ones with warranties & good customer service.


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I have a Henry 22 Mag octagon barrel really like it accurate and slick lever put a Skinner sight on it.


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I had a Ithica 22wmr lever action. It was the forerunner of the henry. Even interchangeable parts. It shot very well. Only problem was that it had a dead spot in the trigger take up pull. Easy to get used to and used as the trigger broke right after that. It seemed to be a characteristic of the rifle. It became a gift to a cousin who performed the wedding ceremony for my oldest daughter. He also loved that rifle.


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The only thing I don't like is large gap between top of the lever and the bottom of the stock 1/4 inch plus!


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I've wanted a .22 WMR rifle for a few years.

I picked up my first, a Henry .22 WMR Classic (H001M), today. It has a really nicely finished, checkered stock and is nicely blued. The rifle is lightweight and feels, balances and looks like an older 94/22 but for a lot cheaper. I really like the feel of this rifle. I mounted a 15 or so year old Weaver Classic 6x40 with gloss finish in Burris rimfire rings. I had to remove the rear sight to clear the objective bell, but that is OK. This optic is clear, lightweight, permanantly set to the perfect magnification and in my opinion, just right for this rifle.

I bought some CCI hollow points at the store and ordered some CCI spire points and TMJs. Also, grabbed a box of 30-grain Hornadys. I'm hoping to make it a ranch gun with a speciality of being an opportunistic coyote / hog shooter.

I'm anxious to see how it shoots. If this one shoots 2 MOA or better, I may trade my older 39M for a .22 LR Golden Boy plus some cash. My young son has been wanting me to get a rifle that looks like an 1860 and the Golden Boy may be a fun one for him to shoot while enjoying the look. Plus, my 39M hasn't functioned great for him.

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Originally Posted by baldhunter
I have a Henry pump 22mag.It functions OK but,if Henry would put an extra $50-$100 in quality parts they could build a lot better looking rifle.They have a lot of cast aluminum and cheap looking plastic parts.
And have a blued receiver versus a painted receiver.

Looked at a big loop 22 Mag Saturday and I just can't get over a few things that seem cheap for a gun that brings top $$.


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Probably the best deal out there nowadays (no Winchesters or marlins around)

I had the pump, loved until I put a scope on it.

With open sights it shot really accurately out to an iron sight ranges. When I put a scope on it, it would shoot all over the place. Someone told me it was because of their two piece or whatever it is receivers.

I’d buy the pump in 22lr though.

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Originally Posted by 10gaugemag
Originally Posted by baldhunter
I have a Henry pump 22mag.It functions OK but,if Henry would put an extra $50-$100 in quality parts they could build a lot better looking rifle.They have a lot of cast aluminum and cheap looking plastic parts.
And have a blued receiver versus a painted receiver.

Looked at a big loop 22 Mag Saturday and I just can't get over a few things that seem cheap for a gun that brings top $$.
You'd pay at least double what a Henry costs for a new US made .22 lever with a steel receiver.

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Bought a new 22 LR Henry to go with my 22 Mag Henry both will have Skinner sights. I like them at the price point action and trigger are nice and hope the 22 LR is as accurate as the 22 Mag.


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Like scopes on my rifles . Think Henry is on the right path with the 22 magnum express . Like the raised comb and other features . Wish the stock was pistol grip though

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I have a Golden boy 22 mag and 30-30, they are perfect and a work of art. The 22mag stays over fire place, I can grab it and walk out on front deck to shoot coyote or whatever comes by, I have gongs set up at 185 yards from railing, can hit them half the shots open sites, my son has both 22’s in pumps, I prefer the levers, I like the weight of a brass Henry.

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Brian Pearce has an article on the Henry .22 mag in the current issue of RIFLE. Pretty impressive accuracy. I’m currently enjoying a very accurate Bear Creek Armory upper for that cartridge, but that Henry looks pretty handy. I think they’ve classed them up a bit since the early days of plastic bits. They are based on the Erma-Werke rifle sold here as the Ithaca 72. Anthony Imperato’s father bought the tooling from EW back in the 90s and brought it here.

https://www.riflemagazine.com/mostly-long-guns-43

It ain’t a 9422, but it’ll do…


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I would be interested if they’d make a stainless laminate 22 mag in lever action…very interested.

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My new Henry lever 22 LR barrel is clocked so bad cant regulate windage, shipping it back under warranty, sad that it left the factory that way.

With a level on the receiver bubble centered, with a separate level on the barrel dovetail bubble hardly shows at the edge!


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