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Old January 17th, 2017, 10:26 AM   #1
 
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.327fedmag lever goodness

It's not just a dream anymore!
At least not for long.
I just received an email from Henry Repeating Rifles informing me that available this March, will be a new lever-action .327 Federal magnum offering, as well as a .41mag lever, a line of lever-action shotguns, and some single-shot rifles and shotguns.

Looks like Henry has been reading my emails after-all!



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Henry is really expanding their horizons.... I'm impressed. I have never been their customer but the future seems to have a few Henry's in it for me
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I wish their rifle would be a real Henry instead of the morfed European gun. Nice rifle but....
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I bought my first Henry some 5 or 6 years ago. It was a used .22lr lever, blued. Smooth as butter, and accurate. I bought it because it became available at a price I found reasonable,
and at a time when I had funds in hand.
My next Henry was a Frontier model .22mag lever, blued, with an octagonal barrel. I won this one on a $20 raffle at my local FNRA banquet.

I still have both Henry's, and started thinking about a .38spl/.357mag Henry the day I brought home the magnum.
I've been biding my time, and paying off other bills, but it was about time to get another Henry anyway.
I am thrilled that Henry listened to my email plea for a carbine in the .327fed/mag caliber. I emailed them a few times over the past couple of years asking for one.
I could not have been the only one asking though. There must have been at least some small market call for it.

Their website says it will also handle the .32H&R magnum. I suppose that means it will cycle them without issues.

I already own two revolvers in .327 and I'm already reloading for those.
Only a month or so ago the postal-person brought me 500 bright and shiny new Star-Line cases, so...


Hurry up March!
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Morfed European gun........what the hell is that???? Henry Rifles are totally made in the USA. I am not excited about a center fire lever action gun that has a tube fed magazine like .22 rifles have. But my Henry Lever rifles are all rim fire guns. If Henry is the only gun maker to bring out a lever in .327FM then Marlin, Rossi, Uberti, Miruko are all really missing a great opportunity. I only have one .327 FM revolver but hey this now gives me another reason to save up because I love lever action rifles big time. A Marlin 1894 or Rossi Model 92 in .327FM would be great addition to a Henry. I hope Henry will bring out a Big Boy Steel Carbine Model that's not so heavy!!!
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This is good news ... Jeff Quinn at Gunblast made note of this happening in an email reply to me. I'm saving up as I type ...
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Henry makes a great quality rifle but the Big Boy and deivatives are a European design Only the 1860 is Amercan. I simply love my American lever rifles for one reason they are uniqly American. Not meant to argue just making a point many don't realize. I would love to see them do an American 1892. But not at Winchester prices. jmho
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Morfed European gun........what the hell is that???? Henry Rifles are totally made in the USA. I am not excited about a center fire lever action gun that has a tube fed magazine like .22 rifles have. But my Henry Lever rifles are all rim fire guns. If Henry is the only gun maker to bring out a lever in .327FM then Marlin, Rossi, Uberti, Miruko are all really missing a great opportunity. I only have one .327 FM revolver but hey this now gives me another reason to save up because I love lever action rifles big time. A Marlin 1894 or Rossi Model 92 in .327FM would be great addition to a Henry. I hope Henry will bring out a Big Boy Steel Carbine Model that's not so heavy!!!

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Henry makes a great quality rifle but the Big Boy and deivatives are a European design Only the 1860 is Amercan. I simply love my American lever rifles for one reason they are uniqly American. Not meant to argue just making a point many don't realize. I would love to see them do an American 1892. But not at Winchester prices. jmho
+1 on that. I had a Big Boy and it definitely was a nice rifle, but the weight did me in. For some the weight is good and helps steady the rifle, but for me it got old. I sold and got a Rossi M92 and have not regretted the decision. I think these carbines should be light and fast handling in these pistol calibers. I did want an American made gun, but in that price range the Rossi rules. To me the Henry is designed to be more of a hunting rifle. I use my carbine for fun plinking and the Rossi definitely is better for that purpose. I did not mind the tube load on the Henry, but do find the loading gate on the Rossi to be more fun and traditional. A Winchester would be ideal, but not at double the amount of a Rossi.
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