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Old December 20th, 2015, 05:37 PM   #46
 
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I have heard nothing but very good when it comes to Henry standing behind their product!!!



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Old December 20th, 2015, 07:43 PM   #47
 
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have you ever taken the receiver apart for cleaning ?
Remove 1 screw and the lever comes off allowing the bolt to slide out the back. You can clean the inside of the receiver pretty well then and clean the barrel from breech to muzzle tip. Put the bolt back in, line up the lever and insert the 1 screw back. Pretty darn easy.
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I don't have one (yet), although I do have a Henry .30-30 and a Henry .22. The Marlin Owners Forum has a pretty active Henry section. You can also try the Henry forum (henry firearms.org). The latter, while very friendly, is still small and slow.

Do you have any specific questions about your Henry .45-70?

suggestion to check HenryFirearms.org ... you are correct that it is small and slow but very friendly .... they are building a really good data source about Henry rifles .... it might pay folks interested in such info to check it out
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Old January 19th, 2016, 01:45 PM   #49
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Here's my H010b (45-70). Picked it up just before Christmas and have not yet been able to shoot it. I had my local saddle maker make me a sling for it (which I think I will wind up dying now seeing it on the rifle) and when I went to put it on the rear clasp wouldn't lock in.


I called Henry after the new year and turns out they shipped some of these out with the wrong size rear swivel stud. I just received a (free of course) full swivel replacement kit from them today (took about 10 days to get it) and installed the proper rear stud.


Where I shoot I have a small hike into the woods so I need it with a sling! So I'm cleaned up and ready to head out tomorrow. Will post back how it goes after the weekend.


Sorry for crappy phone pics They do not do this rifle justice. It is a beauty - smooth, and clean.




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beautiful rifle indeed .... really looking forward to your report .... with it having a brass buttplate I'm interested in your evaluation of the rifle's recoil ....
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Henry makes some very nice rifles. They are made in my home town so I am a little bias.
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I have the large loop on my Henry Big Boy 357 and like it.

Not sure if you are dead set on a scope or not, but I have Skinner peeps and front blades on my Henry Big Boy .357 and Buffalo Classic 45-70 and love them, especially up to 100 yards. Just throwing that out there.
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Henry makes some very nice rifles. They are made in my home town so I am a little bias.
Hoboken New Jersey? Lou Costello too. I'm from Westwood where travolta and Gamblefini grew up.
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Henry is in Bayonne, NJ not Hoboken, NJ. Just saying.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 03:55 PM   #54
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Just wanted to finally report back (pics of my .45-70 a few posts up)

Amazing rifle.

Action so smooth. Firing 325g leverevolutions felt so good. Can't wait to get in some of the heavy hitters from Buffalo boar (on order). Was super easy to clean up afterwards also.

This will be my hunter for the upcoming season this year, no scope. Sights are great.

The kick from a 325g was about 50% of what I get from 2" slugs in my shotgun, but it was a very balanced kick, straight back push rather than a hard punch. Really love it. Also felt really balanced and steady when aiming. Made me very comfortable to stay without any scope.

If you have any questions feel free to ask. This is my first lever action, but definitely won't be my last.

Would recommend (if you can find one)
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To the OP have you bought your Lever Action rifle yet??? Reason I ask is I see quite a few Marlin 1895 lever action 45-70's forsale here in Utah there are 2-3 listed on Utah Gun Exchange .Com right now. Reason I mention this is because there seems to be quite a few of the larger caliber rifles such as 45-70 put up for sale because they really have a very stout heavy recoil sometimes I feel the recoil pads they install on these rifles are not enough. You still might want to consider a 30-30 great deer rifle. I have one and two in .357 magnum all Marlin 336 and 2 Model 1894's BTW IHS wow very beautiful Henry 45/70 you have there almost to purdy to shoot!!!

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Henry warranty is the best. I was given a Henry 22 lever action that was shot with mud dobber nest in barrel. The back pressure jammed remaining shells in mag tube and bent tube. Called Henry and told them the damage wasn't the guns fault. They just said Merry Christmas and sent the parts.


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Henry 45-70

I had doubts about the loading tube in the Henry, all of my others have the loading gate, but after using it a while, I much prefer the tube load. Beautiful rifle and I can't imagine anyone complaining about the recoil unless all you shoot is buffalo bore. Personally, I think my 308 bolt actions have more recoil. This is more of a push. Attached is 4 rounds of factory ammo at 50 yards with just a skinner rear sight installed. From a bench rest, but you can see the accuracy. Not running down remlins, but Henry's are beautiful rifles.
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