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Old 11-09-2019, 10:14 AM
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Well I finally ordered a steel big boy in .41 mag
Never owned a henry but have heard and read lots of reviews.

Not many choices for a .41 mag and I didnt want to pay marlin prices for a jeep gun.

Anyone have one?

The front loading tube mag is actually a positive in my opinion.
That way I dont have to cycle each round to unload.

We shall see soon
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I love mine in .357.
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I keep hearing that these Henry's are smoother than the Marlins
That's why I went ahead and ordered it
Cant wait to actually see it in person and handle it
Myodessa do you shoot cast bullets in your 41 or jacketed
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brian.243, you could ask 200Apples here about those .41's, as he loads for one. I don't recall what bullet tho. But, it shoots.

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Brian,
Congrats on the new Henry 41 mag. You will enjoy it.

Consider reloading for it. That will save serious $$ and let you tune the rifle to your shooting tastes and purpose.

Never buy a 45 Colt lever. It is crack cocaine with a lever attached. LOL
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Duece, your last sentence is sooo true!

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...Never buy a 45 Colt lever. It is crack cocaine with a lever attached. LOL
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Duece, your last sentence is sooo true!

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lol, so true
Crap , I really don't need you guys to put more ideas in my head, I still haven't satisfied the last idea. Plus getting a 45 lever would require getting a 45 revolver.
All of this is counter to my thoughts of downsizing...

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BOBGBA, always glad to help! Those .45 Colt rifle's are a hoot.

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Already reload and cast for 41 mag
Have a hand full of 41 revolvers so cant wait for the matching rifle
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Brian.243, you have all the tools to have great fun with your new lever. You live in what general area of the high desert? I am up there often these days.

Whatever you do, do NOT tell the guys about this sale on the Ruger Vaquero 45 Colt. It will cost them mucho dinero.
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Never buy a 45 Colt lever. It is crack cocaine with a lever attached. LOL
Hee!

So Iím gonna scratch the .45 rifle itch with a .45-70 instead. Pick up a previously-owned 1895 SG on the 20th.

Going to spend the next week looking at handloads mild to wild.
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BOBGBA, always glad to help! Those .45 Colt rifle's are a hoot.

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Just one more day to wait
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How much these go for? Iím looking to get the 357 BIg Boy steel
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Came to just under 800 out the door
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How much these go for? Iím looking to get the 357 BIg Boy steel
$200.00 and you can get a Winchester model 92, when they ever start making them. It looks like they're make the 92 carbine with a large loop right now. Those are a little pricey if you ask me.
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Well I picked it up today haven't shot it yet but it does have an awesome crisp trigger
Rear sight is a little clunky but over all very happy
Hopefully it holds a good group
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Still waiting for mine. Itís in jail. Some bull**** I gotta wait for a gun even though I have plenty in the safe. **** CA
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Still waiting for mine. It’s in jail. Some bull**** I gotta wait for a gun even though I have plenty in the safe. **** CA
Kameltoe Harris was told to stop this BS, maybe now that she's done with her stupid attempt to be POTUS she do what's right..when pics fly
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When you watch Chuck Conners at the beginning of each episode, well that's a Winchester 92!
The 86 and 92 were lighter, handier, and stronger Browning designed alternatives to the heavier bulkier and weaker 76 and 73.
The Henry Big Boys are based on the old historical Marlin guns.
The Mossberg copied a Winchester gun.
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Looking to find a 92
In 25-20 one of these days
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Looking to find a 92
In 25-20 one of these days
My wife has one that was manufactured in the 1920's; it is a very smooth, very easy to carry lever carbine. While the .25-20 doesn't have a lot of power, it is a blast to shoot, and can be easily reloaded. My late FIL used it for venison, rabbits, and whatever he could get to put food on the table for many years when he hunted the Santa Monica Mountains.
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I realize we veer off topic, but I have spent many hours both hiking and bicycling through the Santa Monicas, from Brentwood all the way to Malibu, and it is a haven. To think what it was like in the 1920s! when one could hunt bobcat, among other things, and afterwards drive home to a neat Spanish-style home in your Model A Ford pickup truck.

But, I digress...

Here's a photo of two '92s I took when visiting the Browning Museum in Ogden last June. The second rifle happens to be a .25-20.

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Interesting with this thread. My great-grandfather was a deputy for the Los Angeles SD and started in their mounted patrols in the mountains above LA and Malibu.

Lots of interesting crimes there in the 20s from the stories he used to tell my mom.
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Lots of interesting crimes there in the 20s from the stories he used to tell my mom.
Years ago a friend of mine had purchased a property about halfway up Beverly Glen then built onto the hillside shack that was there. He lived there. It was like a treehouse when he finished it. Story was it had been an illegal still way back when. Local moonshine!

I would also imagine that "outlaws" used to hole up in some of the local canyons.
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The good ol days. We had a home at the bottom of the San Gabriel canyon back about 20 years ago. I spent a lot of time up there fly fishing and hiking, I've seen bear, deer, Bobcats and sheep, never a lion. I guess that's a good thing.

120+ years ago these local mountain's had brown bears, black bears are not native to this area. I've read a few stories about the Grizzly bears around here. From what I have read, these bears were huge, Kodiak bear size.
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Yeah there is so much history in southern California
It truly was an amazing place
It's a shame the direction it has turned

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My dad has a old marlin 93 or 94 in 25-20 it was an awesome little rifle
I haven't seen it since he moved to idaho
That little rifle is why I love the 25-20
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Yeah there is so much history in southern California
It truly was an amazing place
It's a shame the direction it has turned

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My dad has a old marlin 93 or 94 in 25-20 it was an awesome little rifle
I haven't seen it since he moved to idaho
That little rifle is why I love the 25-20
That's really cool; there is something special about family heirlooms, and firearms in particular. The .25-20 is well suited to small lever guns, and is a joy to use. Not everything has to always be "bigger, badder, better", some are simply enjoyable on the smaller scale.
Hoping that someday you get to find the .25-20 you are looking for; maybe the rifle your father has will come back to you.
Because this is a "Henry" thread, does anyone have a Henry in .25-20?
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The good ol days. We had a home at the bottom of the San Gabriel canyon back about 20 years ago. I spent a lot of time up there fly fishing and hiking, I've seen bear, deer, Bobcats and sheep, never a lion. I guess that's a good thing.
Were you around that area when HWY 39 was open to the Crest?....
I was stationed in Flintridge for some time, and getting up to the Islip Saddle took a long time, as we had to drive all the way up the 2 from Foothill blvd; in the winter it took a whole lot longer, especially if we had to chain up.
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Years ago a friend of mine had purchased a property about halfway up Beverly Glen then built onto the hillside shack that was there. He lived there. It was like a treehouse when he finished it. Story was it had been an illegal still way back when. Local moonshine!

I would also imagine that "outlaws" used to hole up in some of the local canyons.
He would say their biggest issue was actually kidnappers. They should have to go in the hills and raid a lot of those shacks just looking for some kid that got nabbed for one reason or another.

My mom said he was remorseful that they weren't always sucessful.
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Were you around that area when HWY 39 was open to the Crest?....
I was stationed in Flintridge for some time, and getting up to the Islip Saddle took a long time, as we had to drive all the way up the 2 from Foothill blvd; in the winter it took a whole lot longer, especially if we had to chain up.
Wow, that's going back some years, but, I do remember 39 going all the way to Hwy 2[the Crest]. There was some interesting tunnels on the East Fork, BIG tunnels. Don't recall what they were for, but, I remember they were damn big. Two of 'em I think.
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Were you around that area when HWY 39 was open to the Crest?....
I was stationed in Flintridge for some time, and getting up to the Islip Saddle took a long time, as we had to drive all the way up the 2 from Foothill blvd; in the winter it took a whole lot longer, especially if we had to chain up.
Sure was, my girl and I went down it right before it was washed out in 78. As a teenager, my buddies and I spent a lot of time up there, shooting and camping and causing trouble.

Were you with the forest service ?
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Oh man! I can only imagine how hard fighting a forest fire can be.

I've been trying to get my son to go into fire fighting. He's out of high school in the spring. I'm just glad he plans to go to college. My two girls didn't want anything to do with more schooling.
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Oh man! I can only imagine how hard fighting a forest fire can be.

I've been trying to get my son to go into fire fighting. He's out of high school in the spring. I'm just glad he plans to go to college. My two girls didn't want anything to do with more schooling.
There is a whole lot more to it than just fires; perhaps if we meet over at one of Apple's Mohave events we can cover a lot more around the campfire. Of course, I'll have to bring a lever rifle or two...
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To be fair, we owe the gestation of the MLC to golfish. He gets the credit, I only talk about it more.

And to be there of an evening with a fire going would be superb, I dare say.
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