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Old 05-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #21
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I have the Henry. Cleaning....what's that ? Seriously the Henry is hard to beat. Top one of course.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #22
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I have the Henry. Cleaning....what's that ? Seriously the Henry is hard to beat. Top one of course.
Good looking Winchester there rodent
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #23
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I LOVE older lever's!!

B'sides, you can find a Marlin 39/39A/39D/etc in almost any pawn shop for under $300, if you shop careful...
Marlins are made like the WW2 German Tiger Tank...they're pretty dang tough, and will last several centuries with proper care.
There is a reason that they charge a premium for the Marlins...they're the best ever made.

I wouldn't give the same longevity bet to the Henry with its plastic & Zamak parts...
The Mossberg 9422 offering is simply shoddy in comparison to either...



Another option are the "Modern" Lever-actions...like the Marlin Lever-Matics...
(models 56 & 57 (.22lr's), 57M (.22WMR), and 62 (.30-Carbine or .256 Win Mag)
Here's my 56...


Or the Modern Winchester lever-actions...like the 150 & 250...
Here's my 250...


Lotsa options to play with...
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #24
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There is a reason that they charge a premium for the Marlins...they're the best ever made.

I wouldn't give the same longevity bet to the Henry with its plastic & Zamak parts...

Umm, they're good but the "best"? Nah,they're fugly too. Actually there's no plastic on mine and the only thing Zamak is the receiver cover which BTW has a higher tensile rating than steel.
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Henry golden boy. It's a NICE gun, SMOOTH action, and accurate. I frickin love mine. Just don't put a scope on it, it makes it look ugly. And the owner of Henry rifles is a real nice guy along with the staff. It's the best 22lr I own. Trust me you will not be disappointed if you get one. I want the mares leg for coon hunting. I would say what I was going to do once I bought it but people would whine so pm if you want some more info on that. I have shot some pretty sweet other 22s and there is one more I really like. It's not mine or a lever action but it'll get the job done.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:34 PM   #26
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Maybe so you folks think this is ugly, my Marlin 39A. But it shoots where I look, and has brought in a fair share of squirrels and small things edible.

I might add that this was my first real gun of my very own, and as of now I've had it about sixty years.




Its still a beauty to me.

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Thanks for all the input.
If I knew that this was a polarizing subject I wouldn't have posted the question.
You guys have given me plenty to make up my mind.
I won't say which way as I don't intend to fan the flames.

Thanks again!
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This was my favorite 22 my dad had when I was a kid, I loved this gun. Dad traded it off but if I find one it's gonna be mine
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Now I want a marlin and henry lever . . .
But I'll remain happy with the Winchester 9422 LA . . Solid, Smooth, Well Weighted and most of all fun.
If there is any complaints, it's the short lever throw. (This should be a plus, but it stops short of where I expect a 94 to stop).

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If you can test fire the henry I would. I got one a few months ago and it seems to be shooting to the left a bit. Im still trying different ammo to see if thats the prob but I dont think it is. It may also be that im left handed. I know when I shoot a right handers scoped gun I have the same issue
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