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Old 11-15-2012, 05:11 PM   #11
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If funding were no object, I'd go with the Marlin just for the name.

However, If money were tight, I go with Henry and have a gunsmith tweak it out to all metal (some parts are plastic) and put a durable finish on it.

But that is just me, I like hemi dodge's over any other car. My neighbor is a BMW guy.

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #12
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I like the Marlin Levers better, even more than Winchesters.

Marlins are the smoothest lever guns Ive shot. They have nice balance. They just feel "right"

Im currently looking for a '60's era 39 to match up with my 336...
Do you like the Marlin Levers better than the Henry Levers?
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Do you like the Marlin Levers better than the Henry Levers?
Marlins are all steel. Henry's aren't. Problem and question solved.
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nothhike hit the nail on the head.I have a Henry Golden Boy & a Marlin 39A.I like them both the same.Now the Marlins are made by Remington...!

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nothhike hit the nail on the head.I have a Henry Golden Boy & a Marlin 39A.I like them both the same.Now the Marlins are made by Remington...!
Marlins aren't made by Remington you nitwit. Remington and Marlin are made in the same plant but they are still both totally seperate companies owned by American arms group.
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Humm....I always hear this "its plastic vs. metal" opinion. Lots of guns are made of plastic and have plastic peices these days and they are just as reliable....maybe more so then metal. I have a few guns like my M&P's that have plastic on them. My carry gun has plastic on it....we need to get over the "all metal" mentality. Things have evolved and yes....plastic can be cheaper, but that doesn't make it "cheap" (as in quality).

Here is what I say....if you want your opinion to hold some water on one brand vs. the other lets use some logic. How many Henry .22's are sent back due to breakage, malfuction, complaints, etc. because they have plastic as compared to Marlin who uses more metal? Lots of opinions out there and little facts. I personally enjoy both makers as well as others. Just go out and shoot....I am quite certain any gun you choose (high price or low) will give you many years of enjoyment.

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My dads looking at buying a lever action .22 and has been looking at the Henry (not the golden boy). But i have been reading about Marlins and people seem to love Marlin .22s. So i figured id throw it on here for discussion.
I have a few Marlin lever guns now. I to have been looking at both of these 22's as I just like lever actions. Is one better than the other. I really don't know, and really don't care. They're both damn fine guns. I'll probably go with the Henry and never look back. Go to youtube and do a search on both "Marlin 22 lever" and "Henry 22 lever". You will find a ton of video reviews on both models.

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Do you like the Marlin Levers better than the Henry Levers?
When it comes to any Lever gun, Im a Marlin person.. Like I said they just "feel" right, I like how they balance, how the stocks feel.

Honestly, I would go check out both and get the one you like better...

Oh yeah, the 39 is a take-down.. And thats always neater...


As for plastic vs. metal... Get back with me when your "plastic" gun is 100 yrs. old.....
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Wow Marlinman... U have to revert to name calling....I am impressed...Not! Point is they are not made by Marlin anymore! Point is none of Marlin skilled craftmen went down to the new plant. Point is have a great day and awesome Thanksgiving and may the bird of paradise fly up your... Nose. lol Cliff

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Wow Marlinman... U have to revert to name calling....I am impressed...Not! Point is they are not made by Marlin anymore! Point is none of Marlin skilled craftmen went down to the new plant. Point is have a great day and awesome Thanksgiving and may the bird of paradise fly up your... Nose. lol Cliff
The point I'm trying to make to is NONE of american arms sub companies is made by the same people they originally were.
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