...and what a surprise.
There were a couple of other .22's in our group (including a Marlin 60).
The Henry was a hit with everyone. Upon emptying the tube magazine, my nephew grinned and said he wants one. He already has a pretty nice collection but lacks a lever action. In short, everyone enjoyed handling/shooting this rifle.
The Henry was smooth beyond expectation. I realize I may be exaggeration a bit when I say this, but the Henry seemed to have no more recoil than the Daisy BB gun I had as kid.
The lever action was smooth as silk. Lever action may seem antiquated and out dated to some, but I enjoyed it.
And for me, enjoying something is the gold standard.