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Old 01-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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I am a henry collector I have all the goldenboys and big boys in boxes plus a few others that I shoot. Anthony will answer any questions and they stand behind their all AMERICAN guns. Never had to have a break in time on a gun. Send it back



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Old 01-24-2012, 12:16 AM   #12
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Sent it back on the 9th of January, they returned it on the 23rd of January. That is darn fast turnaround. The only problem is that they replaced the bolt and it still jams. After further examination and study by friends with Henrys we have come to the conclusion that the Carrier (part 08/09) and or the Carrier feed lever (part 11) are causing the problem. Have a note to Henry awaiting return authorization and UPS shipping label. I'm sure they can fix it, just a PITA having to return it the second time. You would have thought the service tech would at least have tried it operating the action slowly to see if problem was corrected. Stay tuned.



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Wow, I'm surprised. Henry is usually better than that.

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Wow, I'm surprised. Henry is usually better than that.
I havn't lost faith in them yet. I suspect that the tech either didn't get the full story or was in a hurry to complete the job and never checked by slowly operating the action to see if it functioned properly. Awaiting their reply.

Received reply this morning 1/24/12. It can't get any faster than that. They are sending UPS shipping lable and assure me problem will be fixed. They are living up to their reputation.
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January is probably the worst time to send a gun in for repairs. Most companies are scrambling to get key staff to the SHOT show, and they may blow through the backlog of repairs quicker than normal.

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I notified Henry on the 24th that the problem had not been resolved. I received a UPS Next Day Air shipping label from them this afternoon, the 26th. The rifle is now on the way back. They seem to be bending over backwards to take care of my problem.

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This morning I received a brand new Henry H001 to replace the one I thought was having loading problems. After some dialog with Henry Customer Service I may have been at least partly to blame for the problem. It only occurs when the action was operated very slowly. The replacement is far better in that regard but I can make it jam occasionally.

I would like to ask other Henry owners to see if they can duplicate what I found. With the Henry laying on its left side, very slowly operate the action - very slowly, and watch the round being entered into the breech. Sometimes the round seems to pop up and jam at the top. Note this doesn't happen every time and never happens if the action is operated normally.

Just an old engineer's curiosity.

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Why not just operate the rifle properly instead of conducting experiments designed to make it jam?

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Why not just operate the rifle properly instead of conducting experiments designed to make it jam?
Simply because I want to know all the limitations of any firearm I have before I have to find them out the hard way.
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Why not just operate the rifle properly instead of conducting experiments designed to make it jam?
I agree. Lever guns are not designed to be operated this way. A new rifle needs to wear in all its moving parts. Could just be that yours is new. I would run a brick through it, clean it, then check it. To really clean the action you'll need to remove the butt stock and receiver cover. Then you can really get to the bolt, etc.


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