Henry Adds a Gate

Discussion in 'Lever Guns and other cowboy rifles' started by Stobie, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Trevillian

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    Mossbergs got u fam:cool:

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  3. GeorgeBush

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    All my Marlins are old old... and I love Henry but their loading gate appears badly designed. All I'm saying-
     
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  4. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    @NKD @thrillhill Y'all need to shoot my .41 carbine sometime. Great trigger, slicker 'n snot & fun. Recoil's negligible, even with 240gr that ran 1300fps from my 7.5"er (severed 2 of the support rods for the screens on my chrony before I got to the Henry. Lol!)
     
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    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm

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    I've always been curious about .41 Magnum, how's it stack up?
     
  6. GeorgeBush

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    It's a shame it isn't more popular.
     
  7. Crazy Carl

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    Hits hard, shoots flat, less recoil than a .44Mag (really only .429). My 240gr load is well into typical .44 territory & isn't even breaking a sweat. Some swear they penetrate deeper that the .44 due to its sectional density advantage, but I can't speak to that. Yeah, you can push the .44 deep into the 'holy crap' zone, but that's not my idea of a good time.

    Just a really fun round & the Goldilocks chambering when you want more than the .357, but don't care for all of the .44's sturm & drang. Downside is that ammo is $$$ if you don't reload, but if you do reload, ammo cost is comparable to .44.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    I'm a .41 nerd & am up to 4 so far. There will be more.

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    Cool. I remember we got one of the short Ruger wheelguns in .41 as a trade in at the gun store and before I could express an interest a regular bought it before the previous owner was done with his purchase.
     
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    My first marlin was crap, its also my last marlin. If your hand/face is in front of the barrel while loading in the tube, you are doing it wrong.
     
  11. NKD

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    Actually, I think this is the gun that made me realize how good looking they are.

    I like it much more than the brass ones.
     
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  12. Ikarus1

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    When Henry chambers one in .35 Rem then I'll bite. Until I will enjoy my vintage pre-safety JM Marked Marlins and Winny M94s. I wont buy a levergun with a safety, therefore that's why there's no Puma or Rossi in the stable.
    Those Uberti's tho........
     
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    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/830736114
     
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    I always thought the gate was to add for a quicker way to reload, than to have to fiddle with that damn plunger. I too an on the side of requiring a gate for my lever rifles.
     
  15. cold1

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    Screw it, put a gate and the tube in one and make both camps happy.
     
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    Your JM Marlins and pre-lawyer Winchesters have a manual safety. The captive half cock.
     
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