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Old December 14th, 2016, 04:53 PM   #1
 
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41 Redhawk - Surprise Gift

(Posted this on another forum yesterday but really wanted to share this here.)

So I had been getting a few questions about the Henry Big Boy 41 mag levergun from my girlfriend and was pretty much thinking my birthday/christmas present was going to be one of those.


I've been home sick for a couple of days and yesterday she came in with a box and handed it to me with a merry christmas and happy birthday kiss and said maybe this will make you feel better.


Looking at the end of the box this is what I saw.
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The inner box...


And the treat at the center...


I could not believe she had got this for me. It's been almost 20 years since I had to sell mine.
Needless to say that got me out of my sick bed and I got straight to work on cleaning it. She even gave me the phone number of the man she got it from and when I talked to him I found out he had purchased it new around 1987 which matches up with what I found dating the serial number. It hadn't been fired in almost 20 years by the previous owners recollection and had apparently been put away dirty for which he apologized. He is 80 years old and was afraid that if he tore it down now he wouldn't have been steady enough to get it back together without losing something. Its got a few nicks but all things considered it is in awesome condition.

Now all I need is to find my old Hoyt holster for it. In the mean time I will be saving up for a Diamond D Alaska holster.

Couple of better shots after I cleaned it up.






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Old December 14th, 2016, 05:14 PM   #2
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What a sweet present. It looks really nice!
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Sounds like the girl friend is a keeper......and so is the Redhawk! Congrats and happy shooting!
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Jealous. I have the 7 1/2" .41 Redhawk but have always wanted the 5 1/2". Congrats on a sweet wheelie!
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Nice gift. I had oe of those and sold it to help pay for 2 daughter's weddings in 2009.
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sweet mate I hope you love her as much as she loves you....

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Absolutely a beautiful Christmas present.
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sweet mate I hope you love her as much as she loves you....

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Absolutely. Going with the shiny rock and big question on Christmas.
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Jealous. I have the 7 1/2" .41 Redhawk but have always wanted the 5 1/2". Congrats on a sweet wheelie!
Now if the weather will just break.
Loaded up some XTPs on top of 2400 to christen it with.
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Really nice-I have the blued brother to your stainless-almost made near the same years.If I recollect mine is a 1986 model year.You are a lucky man.
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Nice story and a nice find! Congratulations. She must be rather fond of you - I'm guessing she's gonna say yes to the big question.
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Oh WOW!
That's a pair of "Keepers" there my friend!
I've been looking for a copy of that revolver for quite some time - glad to see that they're still out there!
Enjoy! and Merry Christmas!

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Oh WOW!
That's a pair of "Keepers" there my friend!
I've been looking for a copy of that revolver for quite some time - glad to see that they're still out there!
Enjoy! and Merry Christmas!

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Both definitely keepers.

I've been watching on GB for a few years, just never had the coin to drop on one. Figured out that hunting a SS 5 1/2" .41 is not a patience thing if you see the one you want you gotta grab it.

I checked completed listings on GB a few months ago and saw where one was listed with a buy it now around $500. Seller couldn't have done any research or was just desperate for cash. Of course I'm never checking when the deals are there, always missed.
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Nice .41 magnum. Great gift.
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Well, it's Christmas!
Did she say "Yes"?
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