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O Henry Fun Gun - A Sweet Lever Action 22
thetruthaboutguns ^

Posted on 12/07/2012 3:04:39 AM PST by JoeProBono

"Ahh, Christmas, that magical time of the year. Nothing beats the joy and pride a parent feels when they pick out that perfect gift and see their offspring open it up on Christmas morning. Their first bicycle, a well-oiled baseball mitt, a … Who the hell am I kidding? The latest edition of “Call of Duty” plus a live internet link for the X-box. Done. However, there’s one old-fashioned present that still rocks – their first rifle! A finely crafted, bolt-action single shot .22 rimfire will be a prized possession for years to come, or until they’re old enough to want something else. So . . . then what? What do you get your progeny some years down the road?

A second .22 rimfire rifle, full-sized this time. Oh sure, they’ll want a deer rifle, a shotgun, an AK-47 and a Glock (well, my kids anyway). But there’s a simple calculus available to help settle the issue. A 12-year-old boy, a .22 rifle, and an all-day outing will cost less in ammo than a movie and popcorn. Try that with any other firearm.

Since the “first rifle” Christmas was done years back, I worked the grandparents this time around and suggested they send cold hard cash. Armed with Grandpa’s loot, we set out the very next weekend (New Year’s) for a very conveniently timed gun show. After forcing my off-spring to at least look at some other (slightly used) rifles, I relented. We stood at a dealer’s table to examine a Henry.

My son had burned up the internet on rifle research, and plainly wanted nothing else. So, Henry it was. Now there are more than a few horse-traders in my lineage and certain things are expected of the men in my family. So I stepped up and brought my mad bargaining skills to the table. After furious negotiations, I managed to obtain this fine rifle for . ....."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; rifle
Bought mine at WallyWorld


1 posted on 12/07/2012 3:04:43 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

‘yer gonna put somebody`s eye out “


2 posted on 12/07/2012 3:36:49 AM PST by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: JoeProBono

The little Henry .22 is one of the best deals around. Saw them at Dick’s for under $300.00.

Very smooth action, quality craftsmanship and MADE IN USA.


3 posted on 12/07/2012 3:47:06 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: panaxanax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAIf0xZfP04


4 posted on 12/07/2012 4:10:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a wonderful rifle for a boy. I’m in the market for a Henry Golden Boy Eagle Scout rifle. But the price difference between the basic and the Eagle Scout version is rather substantial...almost triple. You’d think that the Henry company would want people to purchase that rifle. But the way they’ve priced it makes me think they never really wanted to sell very many.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 4:13:37 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: JoeProBono

Henry’s facility is under-water in NJ, they are not producing anything right now. Whatever is on the shelves is what is available for the time-being. They are selling out quickly.


6 posted on 12/07/2012 4:15:59 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: JoeProBono

Best gun in my house? My Henry Big Boy, of course! :)


7 posted on 12/07/2012 4:20:02 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: Einherjar

I say man up ,,, buy your son an assault rifle ,, the gift that may ultimately buy his freedom back .


8 posted on 12/07/2012 4:23:06 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: RavenATB


9 posted on 12/07/2012 4:35:33 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Lionheartusa1

I did that about 3 years ago. Bought my son a nice AK for Christmas when he was 17.

(I’m still kind of envious because I don’t have one yet.)


10 posted on 12/07/2012 4:38:36 AM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: 2111USMC
Also make sure your son understands the meaning behind our 2nd amendment right ,, it's not about target practice , game hunting or gun collecting . Also gun safety and care are paramount in gun ownership .
11 posted on 12/07/2012 4:47:23 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: JoeProBono

My son has a Youth model and I really like shooting it, too. Great guns at really good prices.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 4:50:18 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lionheartusa1

I agree (but you’re preaching to the choir).

:)


13 posted on 12/07/2012 4:51:02 AM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: JoeProBono

When I was young, people even bought their daughters a gun. Most were either a .22 single shot or a .410 single barrel. Now the males wear more jewelry and hair dye than the females.


14 posted on 12/07/2012 4:58:24 AM PST by sport
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To: 2111USMC

,,, very good news .

173rd Abn. ,, 1966-67 ** Junction City , Bong Son , Dak To ,, VN .


15 posted on 12/07/2012 5:06:03 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: JoeProBono

Does the action only cycle .22LR, or will it feed shorts, etc?

I’m thinking it would be darned quiet shooting shorts. And it would hold a bunch of them.


16 posted on 12/07/2012 5:25:38 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Capacity:

15 rounds .22LR,
17 rounds .22L,
21 rounds .22S

http://henryrepeating.com/rifle-lever-action.cfm


17 posted on 12/07/2012 5:57:07 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Travis McGee

Sorry, that was the standard, for youth:

Capacity:

12 rounds .22LR,
17 rounds .22L,
18 rounds .22 Short


18 posted on 12/07/2012 5:58:27 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Travis McGee

Aguila “super Colibri” Less Noise than a pellet gun - .22 LR:

Aguila Super Colibri LRN 20 Grain 500 Box, 500 fps No Powder Super Quiet


19 posted on 12/07/2012 6:02:46 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Thanks for the pic. It’s a beautiful rifle. But the price tag is too ugly for me.
20 posted on 12/07/2012 6:32:58 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: JoeProBono

I would encourage anyone who wants a lever action .22 to save the other $200 and buy the Marlin 39. It is 10 times the gun for less than twice as much. It is worth the extra money. The Henry is cheapened in every way possible. I wish that were not the truth, but the truth it is. If you want a rifle that you can pass down through generations, then get the Marlin.
Disclaimer: I gunsmith for a living and DO NOT have an investment in either company.


21 posted on 12/07/2012 6:39:05 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

Do you mean the 39A or is the 39 a different model?


22 posted on 12/07/2012 6:43:45 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: surfer

Henry is back up and running and shipping out rifles.


23 posted on 12/07/2012 7:04:08 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: JoeProBono

Wish I were a kid again to find this under the Christmas Tree.


24 posted on 12/07/2012 7:09:30 AM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: ExpatGator

“Cheapened” how?


25 posted on 12/07/2012 7:40:37 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: thackney

Of course the 39A. They stopped making the 39 in 1938. Sorry, should have specified.


26 posted on 12/07/2012 7:41:47 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

Thanks, I couldn’t find the 39 listed in the stores but didn’t know the history.

Looks like it closer to $330 difference, more than double the price of the Henry. I suspect them to have quite a difference in quality for that price difference.

http://www.basspro.com/Marlin-39A-22LR-Rifle/product/10217876/

http://www.basspro.com/Henry-Lever-Action-22-LR-Rifle/product/10217916/


27 posted on 12/07/2012 7:47:10 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: JoeProBono

The receiver is cast metal instead of machined, forged steel. The internal parts are cast or stamped wherever possible. The barrel band is PLASTIC and breaks with a frustrating regularity. The few places where machining is done, it is done roughly. Tolerances are sloppy.

I don’t have a dog in this fight. I just call it from a machining, metallurgical and mechanical standpoint. The Henry is cheaply made and overpriced. The result of the differences between the two are that the Henry will experience more frequent breakdowns than the Marlin when fired at the same round count rate over a given period of time. The fit and finish on the Marlin is also vastly superior. Heck, the Henry is painted for goodness sake.


28 posted on 12/07/2012 7:50:32 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=471643


29 posted on 12/07/2012 8:09:54 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

The beauty of our still somewhat free market is that people can choose.


30 posted on 12/07/2012 9:18:32 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: JoeProBono

31 posted on 12/07/2012 9:48:33 AM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker

32 posted on 12/07/2012 10:13:12 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: ExpatGator

Any thoughts on 22 wheel guns?


33 posted on 12/07/2012 10:22:32 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

S&W for a double-action and Ruger Single Six for single action.
The more affordable firearms, Taurus, Charter Arms, Rossi, etc. all suffer from the same issues: Stamped and cast parts, sloppy fit and finish and shorter usable lives.

My philosophy is to buy one quality firearm instead of numerous 2nd rate firearms.


34 posted on 12/07/2012 11:21:36 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

>My philosophy is to buy one quality firearm instead of numerous 2nd rate firearms

Good philosophy, seriously, but some of us folks make do with what we can afford ;-{)


35 posted on 12/07/2012 11:40:12 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Kirkwood

Thanks for the update that is great news!


36 posted on 12/07/2012 2:12:14 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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37 posted on 12/07/2012 4:37:43 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I am a sole proprietor gunsmith. You are real broke if you’re broker than I am. I’m just patient and save for quality.


38 posted on 12/07/2012 6:07:52 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: JoeProBono

bfl.


39 posted on 12/07/2012 6:36:24 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: ExpatGator

I ain’t broke, but I’m severely bent.


40 posted on 12/08/2012 4:11:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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