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357 Lever action

N454casullN454casull Posts: 690 Senior Member
edited April 2020 in General Firearms #1
When Walmart was panic selling guns I bought a Marlin 45-70 for dirt cheap. I never took it out of the box. Fast forward to last Friday my nephew was like “I really want a 45-70 but I got no money” to which I replied “ what you got to trade?” 

The result:

Henry Big Boy in .357

My oldest son has laid claim to it and burned thru every .38 and .357 round he could find. 

I like Henry’s they can be a little rough at time on the fit and finish but everyone I’ve ever shot has been smooth and accurate for what it is. This ones action is nice and smooth. It has the octagonal barrel which makes it very heavy. But the heft makes it basically like shooting a .22 even with the sauciest .357 rounds. All in all a definite upgrade and a keeper. 

Definitely a better trade for me than my nephew. I made it clear many times I didn’t think it was an even trade but he wanted that 45-70 so...


  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Was thee a picture on the post?  I can’t see it!  .357 lever guns are cool!!!  Would love to see yours.
  • N454casullN454casull Posts: 690 Senior Member
    Sorry bumped the post button on my phone by accident! 
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    NICE!!!!!  You did really well on that trade.  That’s a pretty rifle 👍👍👍
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,776 Senior Member
    Good deal, I like lever guns
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Elk creekElk creek Posts: 7,935 Senior Member
    Hard to beat a good levergun! You ought to keep your nephew in cartridges for a while....😉
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    That's shiney.

    Kind of like....

    A Henry :)
  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,456 Senior Member
    edited April 2020 #8
    I’ve considered a Rossi in .357 Mag. 
    Just never gotten around to it. 

    I have a NEF Single Shot in .357 Mag that kinda satisfies that itch. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bellcatbellcat Posts: 2,040 Senior Member
    Fun rifle and good for deer at closer ranges.
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • tv_racin_fantv_racin_fan Posts: 661 Senior Member
    I made a deal one time... had a handgun and a cheap shoulder holster I had gotten just to see if I wanted to use a shoulder holster and a cheap lazer sight for the same reason and this guy  had a BAR and wanted a handgun for carry.  I thought no way would he make that trade but offered it anyway and he did. It was actually my wifes gun and she was not real happy I traded it off BUT I had already bought her another one so she was not real mad about it.

    I'd love a 357 lever gun and a Henry like that would be real nice.
  • sakodudesakodude Posts: 4,885 Senior Member
    Fun little carbines. I’ve owned two Marlins, foolishly sold the first and the second was given to one of my daughters so I can still play with it :#
  • North ForestNorth Forest Posts: 358 Member
    I have that very same rifle and really like it.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Ok, I have a Henry .22 lever gun, need to add a .357 and a .45-70.....and maybe a .44 magnum....maybe someday.
  • gunner81gunner81 Posts: 683 Senior Member
    I like the Henry's I have a 44mag,a 45 Colt, in the Golden Boy and a 45/70 in the Weather Warrior and like them all
  • JayJay Posts: 4,629 Senior Member

    I've always liked lever guns.  Currently have 3.  A Marlin 39A 22lr, Win. 94 in 30-30 and a Win. 94 in 357 mag.  Always wanted to Rossi in 454 Casull.  But since they quit making them, they got a little too pricey.

    Here's the 357 posing with a 'yote I shot a few years ago.  Fairly lucky shot, but did her in quick.  She was running left to right between bushes.  Found a clearing in front of her, held and waited for her to come out. Took a little more lead than needed and ended up with a head shot at about 40 yards. Cart wheeled her pretty good..

  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Posts: 12,440 Senior Member
    edited April 2020 #16
      Very nice!  Congrats!!

     I am seriously considering trading my Marlin 357 for a Henry X model to run suppressed
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • 2Aman2Aman Posts: 332 Member
    Very cool, a lever gun in .357 or .44 is definitely my next purchase. Been wanting one for a long time. Yours looks great. 👍 
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Posts: 14,857 Senior Member
      Very nice!  Congrats!!

     I am seriously considering trading my Marlin 357 for a Henry X model to run suppressed
    Please give us first crack at the Marlin is you decide to do this
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
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