.44 mag lever action


Had a Winchester 44 mag and totally regret selling it, it would jam now and then if you didnt rack it substancialy but i took it to shooter service and had them do the action and feed ramp and it was beautiful after that. Buddy has a break down co pilot in 457 mag and that thing rocks but are pretty darn pricey


don't know about the best or anything - I picked up a Henry 44 mag lever earlier this year. the blue, wood one. very well built and classy looking. not a unclassy way at all to deliver a 300 grain projectile.


very well built and classy looking. not a unclassy way at all to deliver a 300 grain projectile.
Yes they are.

For whatever reasons Henry has it's fans and detractors. I was initially apprehensive but then after looking at, and handling a few began to warm up to the idea of owning one - and after years of owning a problematic WInchester 94 AE Trapper I had been thinking of something else in a .357.

I had been looking for a JM Marlin in .357 but one day found a Henry in my local Bi Mart and after a lengthy inspection I bought it.

Fit and finish is excellent - more like that of a higher grade rifle than production. Action very good as well but I knew a good cleaning and smoothing of the internals would improve it.

Bottom line is I like it very much and it performed better than I expected. Hey, it has a couple minor issues I would change if I were in the driver's seat of Henry (and some have been) but overall no complaints.

Some describe them with serious vitriol, calling them junk but that is hardly the case. I have looked at other new guns with names that have been around a while that don't come anywhere near the quality of a Henry.
I got a Marlin 1894 in 44 mag few years ago, no regrets. This rifle is very dissimilar from my 2008 Remington 870. Where the 870 is rough, the Marlin is smooth; where the 870 has a crappy rusting finish, the Marlin has a nice deep blue. Maybe by 2018 they had figured out how not to suck again, maybe I got lucky.


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