In my opinion, the craftsmanship is outstanding. Well made, beautiful guns. I bought mine used and have put about 100 rounds through it. It has been flawless and accurate. Henry's are a little on the spendy side, although I got a really good deal on mine, but I wanted a lever action in .357 and I couldn't be happier with this one.How do you like the Henry?
I've been looking at them online but haven't seen one in person yet. I hear good things...
Ditto this. My BBB in .357 is a work of art and shoots the same. I sold a Winchester trapper (that gave me nothing but grief in the 10 + years I owned it) to buy the Henry. The Henry shot great out of the box. The only issue I had with mine was a known (and common) problem with the loading tube but after studying the problem I discovered what it was and the fix was easy and it's been fine since.In my opinion, the craftsmanship isoutstanding.
Tell me about it. I figured they would be better received.
So far no word on the threaded model. The sale of the model above definitely gives me hope.
Ditto this.Sorry, that one does less than nothing for me. I'm not a SS fan and even a poor piece of any kind of wood is better than the black whatever it is. I also see Zero use for a threaded barrel because I believe a rifle is for obtaining Higher Velocity and not for being quiet.
MY experience is there is no doubt the ORIGINAL JM Marlins have the edge in fit, finish and function HOWEVER I was looking at a NEW one the other day in Sportsman's WH and I was quite impressed. It was a carbine with a wood stock & octagon barrel in .45C (and engraved with what looked like a gold, deer inlay on the receiver) but the fit, finish and function were pretty dang good on it!I wonder how much of this hate is spread by real owners, or others that just heard they were bad.
I have wondered the same. I had a recent production (probably 2017) 1894 in 45 Colt that shot and functioned well; fit and finish was pretty nice (but not as nice as my older, pre-remington Marlins). But it cost me less than $500 new. I have also seen some where the stock didn't fit well, there were machining marks visible in the finish, broken screws on a new gun on the dealers shelf, etc. The broken screw rifle was one of the fancy new engraved Cowboy models in 45 Colt at a Sportsman's Warehouse that cost about $1,000 as I recall.Lose the plywood stock, (and synthetic is also a travesty), and I'll own one if they ever really are available.
I've also gotta say...With all the hate of Remlin products, I wonder how much of this hate is spread by real owners, or others that just heard they were bad. My post-JM Marlins worked every bit as well as the originals, and just as accurate. And although the safety is not natural to these guns, just ignore it.