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Posted: 12/11/2002 4:52:43 AM EDT
Anyone have one of these? How do you like it? How hard is it to clean? I have always wanted a lever action and Wally World has them for about $180 Aviator
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 5:58:07 AM EDT
Henry makes a pretty nice rifle! I have a few of the Henry "Golden Boy" rifles. I bought them from a local dealer when they first hit the market. When we have kid(s), they will be given these as Christmas gifts. [:)]
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:11:06 AM EDT
I'm partial to the Large Loop model.. [:)] [img]http://www.henryrepeating.com/images/henry_lever22_largeloop.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:13:45 AM EDT
I have one and I like it. There are 2 things I don't like though. The barrel band and fronsight base are plastic. Other than that it is a nice little shooter.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:25:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bunghole: I have one and I like it. There are 2 things I don't like though. The barrel band and fronsight base are plastic.
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I agree. The plastic parts give the impression that it is low quality. I was considering purchasing one a couple of years ago. Before I made up my mind, out of the blue my Dad came over with a mint Winchester 9422 XTR. I am still interested in the Golden Boy and may buy one yet. American Rifleman did a feature on the Henry Arms Co. last year.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:26:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:34:59 AM EDT
My Henry has some really nice looking wood for such an inexpensive rifle.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:36:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bunghole: I have one and I like it. There are 2 things I don't like though. The barrel band and fronsight base are plastic. Other than that it is a nice little shooter.
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How is it to take down and clean? It looks like it might be tough. Aviator
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:39:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2002 6:40:21 AM EDT by bunghole]
Actually, I've only put about 30 rounds through mine and I haven't cleaned it yet. [:I]
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:40:44 AM EDT
Well, go shoot and clean it! I'll be waiting here for the report [;)] Aviator
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:58:40 AM EDT
I just took it apart. Remove the screw holding the buttstcock on and remove stock. Remove the 4 screws holding the receiver cover on and remove cover. Slide cover off to the rear. The bolt can then be removed so you can access the bore. To reassemble, put the bolt face to the breach (the bolt will be sticking up at the rear) and then manipulate the lever to get the bolt to seat against the receiver. Slide the receiver cover back on from the rear and manipulate the lever to let it seat all the way. Put stock back on.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 7:00:24 AM EDT
Man, I was just kidding lol. But thanks a bunch for the info. Sounds like its not too bad. Aviator
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 1:38:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2002 1:38:33 PM EDT by bunghole]
You told me to shoot it, too. The only thing I could safely shoot in the house was the sofa. [%|]
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 1:48:26 PM EDT
Dude you need an Outers 22 bullet trap. My house is a free fire zone. CB ammo and a CASE of Colibri. (put-TWang!)
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 3:58:15 PM EDT
Bought one for my son for Christmas two years ago. Pretty good rifle, but not as good as my Marlin 39a and my winchester, but still a quality gun. No complaints from us. Cheap and accurate... fullclip
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:11:08 PM EDT
My dad bought one around four years or so ago, seems like a decent enough rifle, the receiver cover is painted black though,( noticable orange peel finish). Last time I was home I noticed that if you grasp the foreend and the buttstock, you can wobble the barrell in the receiver. Not cool on a rifle that has had relatively few rounds thru it. Probably worth $180, but in a few years you'll be wishing you bought a Marlin or Winchester.
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