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Henry Rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by RVTECH, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Woke up early this morning (couldn't get back to sleep from the aches and pains of crawling around under my daughter's Jeep all day yesterday installing a lift kit!) and I caught part part of the Henry Rifle 'infomercial'. The CEO/Pres (whatever his title) while describing the manufacture of the parts he picked up a receiver and referenced it as 'cast steel'. I thought the Henry .22 receivers were of some sort of cast alloy. If that is the case it seems a little disingenuous to represent them as 'cast steel'. No big deal, just a habit of mine of listening very carefully and picking up on things like this.
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Some quick Google-Fu points to the receiver itself being steel and the receiver cover being cast alloy.

    Keith
     
  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Well it took a while to track down, but if this quote, attributed to the company's owner, is accurate, then the receiver materials are different depending on the rifle's caliber.

    Considering that the industry-standard AR, the Ruger 10/22, a metric buttload of Beretta, Sig, Colt and Springfield pistols, and even the Bushmaster BA50 .50 cal. rifle are all made of aluminum or other alloy, I think Henry's entry level lever action .22 will last a long, long time.

    As a side note, further research in to the 'solid brass' receivers revealed that the material isn't really brass, its more akin to the old 'gunmetal', but the modern version is much stronger and in the league of structural steel.

    I am starting to Jones for a Marlin M39A though :) .

    Keith
     
  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yep, nice rifle - I really like mine!
     
  5. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Here's an interesting video interview I just found. The actual discussion of construction materials begin to be discussed just shy of the 2:40 minute mark.

    HENRY REPEATING ARMS - YouTube

    Keith