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Posted: 9/30/2005 9:14:20 PM EDT
I've been looking a the marlin 39a and the henry rifles (blued). Is the henry as smooth as the marlin? What's your opinion?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:26:22 PM EDT
The Marlin has all steel internal parts. The Henry does not according to what I have been told.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:29:14 PM EDT
Winchester 9422 or a Browning .22BLR
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:31:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:46:47 PM EDT
Thanks, I like the marlin because of the pistol grip type stock instead of the straight "english" stock.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:58:09 PM EDT
I have the Henry Goldenboy... Love it... accurate.

thats all I gotta say about that.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:00:17 AM EDT
I had an Ithaca 72 saddle gun (forunner to the Henry and Identical internally from what I have been told)


It was a great .22, all metal inside (cast lifter, not sure if it was steel, looked like the same metal from the 94 Winchesters)


I am goign to buy a Henry when I have soem money i think, everyone should have a .22 levergun
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:20:18 AM EDT
Browning BL22
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:39:03 AM EDT
I'm partial to the 39a -- My first .22 and still one of my favorites
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:42:51 AM EDT
Browning , awesome gun
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 5:29:14 AM EDT
Marlin, Browning, Winchester - in that order. Truth is, these three are about equal, but the Marlin is one of the classics amongst US firearms.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 5:32:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Marlin, Browning, Winchester - in that order. Truth is, these three are about equal, but the Marlin is one of the classics amongst US firearms.



+1

The Henry is a fun little gun, but it's nowhere near the others. Not even on the list in my book. Get the Marlin.


Rich
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:11:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Trumpet:

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Marlin, Browning, Winchester - in that order. Truth is, these three are about equal, but the Marlin is one of the classics amongst US firearms.



+1

The Henry is a fun little gun, but it's nowhere near the others. Not even on the list in my book. Get the Marlin.


Rich



Why? What are the advantages of the Marlin over the others... I mean is there a functional, durability or finish quality that Marlin has that others dont?

Not flaming... asking a legitamite question

Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:32:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Trumpet:

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Marlin, Browning, Winchester - in that order. Truth is, these three are about equal, but the Marlin is one of the classics amongst US firearms.



+1

The Henry is a fun little gun, but it's nowhere near the others. Not even on the list in my book. Get the Marlin.


Rich



Why? What are the advantages of the Marlin over the others... I mean is there a functional, durability or finish quality that Marlin has that others dont?

Not flaming... asking a legitamite question

Thanks.



It's not so much that the Marlin is head and shoulders above the Browning and the Winnie, but it IS that much better (as are the Browning and Winnie) than the Henry. The Marlin is an all time (if not THE) classic .22 levergun.

R
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:45:22 AM EDT
I have a Henry Goldenboy, and I love it. Pretty accurate, and the smoothest action of any gun I have ever seen. If I had to have one I could mount a scope to, I'd probably get the Marlin, but the Henry felt better in my hands.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:51:45 AM EDT
Winchester 94/22, no question. Better wood than the Browining, and lighter/more compact than the 39A. I have two, one in .22LR and one in .22 Mag, and both are very accurate.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:17:47 AM EDT
Marlin makes sweet guns!!!
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:18:01 AM EDT

The 39A is a hell of a rifle. The older pre safety guns from the 50's and 60's are almost art they are so well made. The guns from the 70's are damn good too. My beat up 39A with a Williams Foolproof rear sight will put round after round of CCI MiniMags onto a dime at 25 yards. They are too heavy and long for kids though.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 5:50:54 PM EDT
Browning is made in China or Japan!! I looked at one the other day and put it back on the rack.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:03:52 PM EDT
The Ruger M96 is an excellent lever gun, short throw. very accurate. You can use any barrel that is used on the 10/22 sieries. I'm planning on puting together a M96 in 17 HRM. All you need is a M96 in 22mag and install a 17hrm barrel.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:09:31 PM EDT
Win 9422

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:11:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Winchester 9422 or a Browning .22BLR



I'd get one of those before the Marlin...good call.

HH
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:17:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 9:17:33 PM EDT by Agcsy]
I have a Henry and i like it but the front sight is made of plastic. Had i known that i wouldnt have bought it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:19:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 9:21:04 PM EDT by ctprelude]
Have both the Marlin and the Henry Goldenboy. Get the Marlin. It's more accurate and I have had a lot of FTEs on the Henry. The action on the Henry is VERY smooth though.

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:23:09 PM EDT
Another vote for the Winchester 9422.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:29:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 9:30:30 PM EDT by RenegadeX]

Originally Posted By CaptSchofield:
The Ruger M96 is an excellent lever gun, short throw. very accurate. You can use any barrel that is used on the 10/22 sieries.



+1

but, 10/22 barrels need to be modified to work on a 96/22 (ejector slot). 96/22 barrels can be used unmodified on a 10/22.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:31:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 9:33:33 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Trumpet:

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Marlin, Browning, Winchester - in that order. Truth is, these three are about equal, but the Marlin is one of the classics amongst US firearms.



+1

The Henry is a fun little gun, but it's nowhere near the others. Not even on the list in my book. Get the Marlin.


Rich



Why? What are the advantages of the Marlin over the others... I mean is there a functional, durability or finish quality that Marlin has that others dont?

Not flaming... asking a legitamite question

Thanks.



That design in its basic form has been in production for 100+ years… that tells you a lot. The 36A sets the bar for the others.

If taken care of a Marlin 36A is a rifle that will out live you and your grandchildren and still be going.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:22:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jstang:
Browning is made in China or Japan!! I looked at one the other day and put it back on the rack.



Brownings are built by Miroku in Japan. As bad as I hate to admit this, Miroku is an old and venerable arms company on equal footing with any US or European company, and a hell of a lot better than many.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:31:53 PM EDT
Heft a Marlin 39a and a new henry ,probably 4 pounds difference! Plastic front sites and barrel band,cast plated reviever not to mention the wood!! The old 39a has heavy walnut wood!

My be a little much for a youngster to tote!!!


Bob
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:35:35 PM EDT
Marlin or Winchester.

I lean towards the Marlin myself.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:55:30 PM EDT
+1 for Marlin

Very accurate micro-groove barrel, well balanced, reliable.

Invited to a .22 sihlouette shoot, so I show up with my open-sights Marlin and a Wallyworld Federal bulk pack of ammo.
It's a tad intimidating on your first competition to go up against guys with Buck Rogers/ BattleStar Gallactica space guns, accessorized with Special Forces slings,counter weights,US Olympic Shooting Team ammo and Hubble Telescopes mounted on top.

So , what the hell, I didn't drive out here to cross stitch.
"Bang....tink.....Bang ....tink....Bang...tink..."

Its fun watching their snide looks turn into disgusted frowns when their Black Ops sniper rifle gets whupped by a squirrel gun.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:03:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:05:05 PM EDT
Marlin--without a doubt
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:07:24 PM EDT
Winchester 9422
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:18:51 PM EDT
At the SASS World Championship, a booth was set up with a Henry .22. For about $1, you could fire a mag tube of rounds. Folks shot that gun all day long, and it just kept on ticking. My bet is that was several average lifetimes for a rifle in one day of shooting.

I own a Henry and two Marlins .22s, a 39TDS and a 1897. You cannot go wrong with either.

Don't fear the Made in Japan Browning. They are top notch and rock solid.

Rumor has it that the 9422 Winchester will be discontinued this year. In true ARFCOM tradition, you might want to start there, on the quest to have 'one of each'.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:29:13 PM EDT
I really like my Ruger 96. It accepts the 10/22 30 round mags. I took a threaded 10/22 barrel added a second notch for the second extractor. Its really quite with a can.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:31:16 PM EDT
I grew up shooting my dad's marlin 39a. He still has it and I have my own now.

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:52:46 PM EDT
I love my Marlin (1897 Cowboy, octagon barrel). But , seeing that takedown above - CURSE YOU! -http://ar15.com/images/smilies/icon_smile_big.gif I may have to get one of those, too.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 7:23:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 9:07:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Trumpet:

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Marlin, Browning, Winchester - in that order. Truth is, these three are about equal, but the Marlin is one of the classics amongst US firearms.



+1

The Henry is a fun little gun, but it's nowhere near the others. Not even on the list in my book. Get the Marlin.


Rich



Why? What are the advantages of the Marlin over the others... I mean is there a functional, durability or finish quality that Marlin has that others dont?

Not flaming... asking a legitamite question

Thanks.



Got the Henry 22 LR for my son about 4 years ago. It's on OK gun, but I agree it's not near the others. It is accurate. It's not really blued. It's more of a paint coating, and depending upon what you get on it it may come off. Had a couple of minor and easily fixable items go wrong with it. It's just, IMHO, not put together nearly a tight as the others. Fit and finish is not there. My son long since bought himself a 10/22 and I'm building him an AR. It has not even been out of the cabinet in over 2 years. Should sell the thing I guess.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 8:11:39 PM EDT
^
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 8:27:15 PM EDT
Marlin 39A. Scary accurate, reliable, well-built and shoots shorts, Longs and LR.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 8:43:23 PM EDT
I have owned a 94/22 since 1971.
My 11th birthday present. Thanks Dad.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:17:28 AM EDT
Damn it! Why did I click on this thread? Now I want one.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:31:20 AM EDT
I've had my Marlin 39A since 1970 and it was a used gun when I bought it. It does have the microgroove barrel which seems to contribute to it's accuracy.

Probably my favorite gun EVER, I will pass it on to my grandson and it will still be the shooter it is today.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:32:17 AM EDT
I've been thinking about one of these rifles for myself. I've been leaning towards the Marlin, but I've heard that some aren't as fond of it's "longish" lever stroke; that this makes the rifle a bit slower than the Winchester.
Anyone have any comments about this?
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:44:20 AM EDT
When you said '.22 LR lever gun' the thought that immediately came to mind is my Dad's Browning BL-22.

I may have missed with it in the past, but I don't remember it. Fondest memory was sniping a chipmunk from inside the house through a hole in the screen. Damn thing was holding out in the pool cover well and was a big nusiance. Occasionally he would peek out between two metal slats. I lined up the shot and waited. All of a sudden, through the scope I saw an eye up to the slit. CRACK! The chipmunk disappeared. After checking to make sure the bullet went through the hole in the screen, and missed the metal slats of the cover mechanism, I checked the cover well. Sure enough the chimpmunk was in there, laying on the bottom, shot through the eye.

Nice gun...
Link Posted: 10/15/2005 1:07:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cope:
Marlin 39 vs. Winchester 9422



Thanks for the link very informative.
Link Posted: 10/15/2005 1:12:10 AM EDT
I think I'm going with the marlin, I really like the length and the pistol grip instead of the straight "euro" stock. I also like the take down feature and the ability to shoot s, l, and lr. Thanks for all the input and keep it coming.
Link Posted: 10/15/2005 2:21:11 AM EDT
I really like my little Henry. It was a good price, shoots really well and is a lot of fun. When I was a kid, my Dad swore by the Win.9422 and that was also a great gun, BUT, the price is way up there for a .22 when you can get one as good for a good bit less. He now also has a Henry and loves it as much as he did his 9422. I still really like that nice walnut that Win. uses though.
Link Posted: 10/15/2005 2:46:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2005 2:53:33 AM EDT by COZ]

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Winchester 9422 or a Browning .22BLR



+1

look at a Henry next to a Winchester, Browning or Marlin. There is no comparison. The Henry is really cheap looking. I've looked at them many times and just can't like the looks of the Henry as far as quality goes. I've had my eyes on a 9422M XTR for a long time, Just gotta get away from AR type stuff!
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