New to the stable: Henry Big Boy .357

North ForestNorth Forest MemberPosts: 276 Member
I've been looking at this rifle since well before last Christmas, and every time I've seen it I wanted it a bit more. About a year ago (thanks to you guys) I got "lever rifle fever", found a Marlin in .44 that sold away because I "had to sleep on it" (big mistake), then soon after found my pre-64 Winchester .30-30. But I still thought it would be cool to have the single cartridge rifle/revolver combo. I've been impressed by the Henry company's values, the 100% American made, and all the positive reviews. The fit and finish on this rifle are excellent, and the action and trigger are smooth and crisp. Looking forward to some fun range time with this one!

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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    A cartridge belt of 357 holds more ammo of lighter weight.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,119 Senior Member
    Hey Congrats on the Lever rifle. :guns: :guns: If I ever get another it will be in .357 or .45 Colt. All I own is one in .45-70.

    Eagerly awaiting your range report and impressions of the Henry.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,320 Senior Member
    Congrats, thats one fine rifle
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,963 Senior Member
    I know they are fine rifles. I just think they are ugly as sin.
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,707 Senior Member
    The operation on a modern Henry is absolutely excellent. Fine score. Congrats.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 2,962 Senior Member
    very nice! I have fired several rim fire and one 30-30 Henry and they all performed flawlessly. Congrats.

    Sako
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,171 Senior Member
    Good hustle!
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,627 Senior Member
    Congratulations...my wife wants a .357 lever gun! Ever since she shot mine in 45 Colt, she wants one to shoot .38s.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 8,968 Senior Member
    Very nice!
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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,875 Senior Member
    Nice!!! :yousuck: :cool2:

    Luis
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,621 Senior Member
    Very nice
    My new Signature
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,139 Senior Member
    Good stuff. I still kick myself for selling off a Marlin 357.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,470 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    Good stuff. I still kick myself for selling off a Marlin 357.

    I did that same mistake. A very bad call.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,139 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    I did that same mistake. A very bad call.
    At the time, 1998, paying for a semester of college seemed more important. I just wish I had worked a few more hours instead. Oh well the memories are priceless.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,875 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    Good stuff. I still kick myself for selling off a Marlin 357.

    A mistake I promise to never replicate!! Here's mine!
    [IMG][/img]P2080153.jpg

    Luis
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,139 Senior Member
    Jeeper wrote: »
    A mistake I promise to never replicate!! Here's mine!
    [IMG][/img]P2080153.jpg

    Luis
    You suck!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • MrSmittyMrSmitty New Member Posts: 12 New Member
    I have wanted a lever gun in .357 for years!! good for you
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,875 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    You suck!

    You don't know just how much... That's an 1894cp! And the wood actually looks much better in real life than that picture shows. :tooth:

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,139 Senior Member
    Jeeper wrote: »
    You don't know just how much... That's an 1894cp! And the wood actually looks much better in real life than that picture shows. :tooth:

    Luis
    Mine was a no checkering pre-safety 1894c......micro groved ...... stupid stupid stupid
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,598 Senior Member
    Nice... a .357 lever gun is on my list. that and a .41 mag. lever gun.

    D
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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,080 Senior Member
    Nice lever. I can't stand the tube-loading system of these centerfire rifles, but Henry makes good firearms and has the reputation of having one of the best customer's service in the industry.

    Now you need a S.A. revolver to pair it :tooth:
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,027 Senior Member
    Congratulations and you suck! Love my two Henry rifles. So do my grandsons, both fighting over which one they get!
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,333 Senior Member
    Nice! My LGS has one in .41 Mag. I handled it; nice. I wish it had a half-cock, but I guess it has a transfer bar.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • MarvinMarvin Member Posts: 121 Member
    I really like mine. I don't like the look of the gold finish so I went with the steel model.

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