Henry Repeating Arms .22 Lever Action

Well, yesterday I said that nothing followed me home, but then I got a phone call from the shop saying that the Nearly Endless Bureaucratic Papertrail System had finally cleared, so I ran back down there and picked it up. So it didn’t really follow me home, but it got here nonetheless (please excuse any poor quality pictures, between a cell phone and a point and shoot camera that’s 6 years old, don’t expect any miracles):

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This is the gun that I would have gotten very first, when I was first starting out three or so years ago, if there had been a single one in stock anywhere in town. There wasn’t, so I went with the 10/22, a decision I have never regretted, but I still had the nagging feeling that I needed something with a tube magazine and wood furniture… and what pretty wood it is.

And a little different angle:

And just because I had it sitting around at the same time, a pic with the ORC308 (for which I am still awaiting the front iron sight from Bushmaster, grrrrrr…)

The same length, but the little Henry weighs half as much!

Like I said yesterday, the cost after tax was nearly identical to what my state income tax return was, so , while this is rather early, it is my contribution to Buy A Gun Day is for 2012.

I can’t wait to get out and shoot it, but it may have to wait till next weekend the way things are shaping up here…

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10 responses to “Henry Repeating Arms .22 Lever Action

  1. Butch Cassidy

    You are starting to catch up to me. Next thing you know, you will need a second safe just for the lever actions.

  2. Well done! I can’t wait to hear how it performs for you.

  3. I will be curious to see how it performs with the CB caps, as well. They don’t cycle the 10/22, but that’s not a problem here. Ooo, and I could even get the 22 Short CB caps and put a whole ton of them in the tube…

  4. Very pretty. I’ve always wanted to get a .22 lever action again.

  5. True, nothing but money and needs for other guns. It’ll come.

  6. Been wanting one of those for a while now… Good grab :).

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