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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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Comes with a loading gate, right?
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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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I have a Big Boy Steel in 45 Colt.
Smooth as butter!

Now trying to decide if I want the .327 FM or a .41 Mag?

I have a S&W Model 58 (L-frame .41 Mag).
And I have a Ruger Single Six in 32 H&R, but no .327FM

Do I want a companion for the M58?
Or a new caliber & companion for the Ruger??

Decisions, decisions ...
Maybe both eventually
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I have a Big Boy Steel in 45 Colt.
Smooth as butter!

Now trying to decide if I want the .327 FM or a .41 Mag?

I have a S&W Model 58 (L-frame .41 Mag).
And I have a Ruger Single Six in 32 H&R, but no .327FM

Do I want a companion for the M58?
Or a new caliber & companion for the Ruger??

Decisions, decisions ...
Maybe both eventually
41, 41, 41, 41 Did that help?

I have that on my short list. It was first on my short list until last week, but it got bumped. Now I have to save up and wait longer, but at least I get a little while longer to decide - carbine, or rifle?
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Well, only 5 days left in April, and still no Big Boy .327...
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Rossi really needs to get on the band wagon here with a M92. I like my Marlin 1894CB in .327 by Ranger Point Precision (hats off, fellers, it's a sweetie) but it's still too nice to be ramming around on horseback, motorcycle, ATV and pickup with, and kinda heavy to be packing around on my back, old and decrepit as I'm getting to be. Which is why I carry a Single Seven, anyway. A .32 on a .22 frame is just perfect. Absolutely perfect. Ya know, as a hand loader, since I discovered the .32s a few years ago, I hardly ever shoot .22 anymore. The .22 shortage affected me not at all. The S7 runs with five different cartridges, with boolit weights from 60-135 grains. .32s just sip powder (.32H&R, 2k+ plinking loads from a pound of Red Dot or similar). I have now a .32 ACP pistol (Keltec, I really like it); a .32 S&W hammerless top-break pocket Iver Johnson; a Ruger SSM .32 H&R;, the afore-mentioned S7 (on the lookout for another one); the Marlin CB; and even a little mini-Hawken plains rifle in .32 (It really likes those 95 grain RN, flattens jack rabbits). Three gang molds in 95 grain RN, 122 grain, SWC and 133 grain SWC (untried as of yet, the 133 grain), but they all shoot well in any number of .30s for reduced loads, such as 30.06, 30-30, 30-40 Krag, 7.65 Argentine, 7.62X54, etc.), as well, an unexpected bonus. BTW, the Marlin is a tube loader. My first .22 was a tube loader, over fifty years ago. The gun and caliber are so much fun it can easily be overlooked and adjusted to. I seriously consider selling my other guns and just sticking with this caliber, and, though Henrys are smooth as butter, they seem heavy for the caliber, and there is something aesthetically jarring to me about them. They just don't look quite right to me, kinda clunky. How about a sleek, svelte 1885 Hi-Wall, or a Sharps, or or or maybe even a Remington rolling block.
I will buy one in a Model 92 in a heart beat. Preferably stainless, octagon, 24". Gonna maybe have to have a word with Ranger Point Precision soon, I can tell.

And finally, why, on the Ruger Forum, is the word Ruger (see, there it is again!) red-lined for spelling, as is Hawken, Krag, and many other firearms-related terms. Cracks me up.
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