My first centerfire rifle was a levergun, a Marlin 1895G when I was 18 years old. This 45-70 had a square finger lever and a straight grip stock with a hard plastic buttplate. I developed and overcame a flinch with this rifle - and never flinched again after that.
The Henry .22 is a much more reasonable first levergun, I bet it'll be a lot of fun to shoot. Beautiful, too.
Kind Regards, Salvo
When you are dead, you won't even know that you are dead... It's a pain only felt by others.
- Same thing when you are stupid.