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ACfixer 11-15-2019 8:04 AM

Henry color case 44. Carbine or rifle?
 
I'm about ready to make the click to send a Henry 44 mag color case lever to my FFL. I just can't make my mind up between the big loop 16.5" carbine and the 20" rifle. C'mon guys (and gals), help me choose!


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pennstater 11-15-2019 8:35 AM

20" barrel. They seem to balance better. And look better. My opinion on looks.

MLC

Rizzo 11-15-2019 8:46 AM

I have a Henry Big Boy Steel 357 mag. Rifle Model H012M.
It's the 20".

I replaced the small lever to a large loop lever.
I got the large loop lever from Henry and was easy to install.

ACfixer 11-15-2019 9:11 AM

I was kind of leaning towards the 20" and buying the glove loop. I was thinking the Duke look so so I looked up John Wayne... his was a 18.5" model 92. :facepalm: Tweener.

The only reason I am considering the 16.5" was just because I don't have a lever carbine, I have a 94 and a 92, both 20".

Jeepergeo 11-15-2019 6:54 PM

Get both.

golfish 11-15-2019 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ACfixer (Post 23604921)
I was kind of leaning towards the 20"

This would be my choice as well brother...

Have you given any thought on the 41 mag?

claylakers 11-15-2019 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Rizzo (Post 23604841)

I replaced the small lever to a large loop lever.
I got the large loop lever from Henry and was easy to install.

I like this option

ACfixer 11-16-2019 5:06 PM

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Originally Posted by golfish (Post 23606967)
This would be my choice as well brother...

Have you given any thought on the 41 mag?

I personally love the idea of .41 mag, I just don't really love the idea of a new caliber in my stable. I already have a .44 mag revolver and the dies etc... so I chose the .44 over the .357 just for power sake. The ballistics on the former are significantly better and I kind of fantasize about shootin' something with it. :D

DueceMcGurk 11-16-2019 5:29 PM

My vote is the 20". Looks, balance and extra mag capacity.

golfish 11-16-2019 7:36 PM

Can't argue with that. Those Henry Steel rifles are great guns, that one that penn has is a darn good shooter.
Henry is really making some good guns. I think they are just getting started :)

M1NM 11-16-2019 7:41 PM

I'm going for the Carbine in brass to match my Ruger Super Blackhawk with brass grip frame.
Get the 16" it's a pistol cartridge that can't make full use of a 20" barrel

pennstater 11-17-2019 5:19 AM

M1NM, I believe in the 16" barrel, powder burn is complete. I'm just thinking a 20" barrel balances better. Slightly longer sight radius if using irons. Strictly my opinion.

MLC

brian.243 11-17-2019 7:35 PM

If its just for fun get the 16 inch
Would be a fun little blinker
If you're going to hunt with it get the longer one for the additional velocity

k1dude 11-17-2019 8:15 PM

20" looks the best. It's what lever's should classically look like.

I'd only choose the carbine if you're using it on horseback, for SD/HD, and/or hunting in heavy brush.

ACfixer 11-19-2019 3:00 PM

I ordered the rifle length in .44 Mag today from my friends at 7th St. Pawn in Victorville. Should have it in my grubby hands in about two weeks after shipping and the ten day DROS.

goglesby3 11-19-2019 4:03 PM

I'm thinking 16.5 inch barrel and big loop in 44 mag.....

200Apples 11-19-2019 4:35 PM

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I ordered the rifle length in .44 Mag today

Congrats! AC. Those are some good-lookin' Henrys.

I have revolver-caliber lee-ver car-beans with barrels of 16.5", 18.5" and 20" and the 20's the ones that balances the nicest. The 16.5" Rossi, however, is short, light and very handy, as is my 18.5" Marlin.

I vote you get both! eventually. :D :laugh: :thumbsup:

ACfixer 11-19-2019 5:05 PM

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Originally Posted by 200Apples (Post 23617629)
I vote you get both! eventually. :D :laugh: :thumbsup:

:D You know I will.... or something similar right?

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Originally Posted by goglesby3 (Post 23617531)
I'm thinking 16.5 inch barrel and big loop in 44 mag.....

I wrestled with it a few days, in the end the 20" version is just more useful in my mind.

golfish 11-19-2019 5:30 PM

Good choice .....:D

stevebla 11-19-2019 5:41 PM

Nice! I would make room for one.


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