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Old 10-04-2017, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default Henry lever action in .45-70 inquiry

Anyone have insight as to the quality of Henry rifles in this caliber? I should've bought an older Marlin before the quality went a bit south. Just curious. 🤔
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:15 PM   #2
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I haven't had any experience with that caliber, but every Henry I have messed with has been top shelf. If you have any problems with it, they have a very good warranty department, too.

I wouldn't be ashamed to own one in .45-70, but I've been eyeballing their new .44 Mag steel receiver rifle...
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Obviously you never owned a AR-7 or had warranty work done on a returned Henry. The lever action .22s I've tried have been top notch, the AR-7? NEVER seen one that worked, after returning them to the factory, have NEVER seen one that worked.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:52 PM   #4
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I like the old Marlin lever guns...
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:31 PM   #5
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https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/45-70-lever-action/
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Thanks for the input fellas.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:30 PM   #7
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I had an AR7. It was no workee. I had a Henry bolt 22 and it worked. I talked to the Henry CEO on the phone because he wanted to use a pic of my 6 yr old son with his Henry on their website. I said yes. I forgot the CEOs name but he was a really nice guy.
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Anthony Imperato is the CEOs name. He is a very nice guy.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:14 AM   #9
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I have a .22 and .17HMR levers and have no problems!!
Henry makes a good rifle.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:37 PM   #11
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Obviously you never owned a AR-7 or had warranty work done on a returned Henry. The lever action .22s I've tried have been top notch, the AR-7? NEVER seen one that worked, after returning them to the factory, have NEVER seen one that worked.
I have a rare Israel pilots AR-7 Itís just great, canít beat it.
It must be Henry that is not building and testing that causes poor reviews, my AR canít be beat for reliability or ease of maintenance
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My experience with the AR-7 is that the magazine fit is too loose and if it's not at the right angle as the bolt goes into battery you will have a failure to feed. I solved my problem by drilling and tapping the trigger guard so I could install an 8-32 button head screw it forces the mag to rock back at the right angle
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I like the old Marlin lever guns...
Yes.
I have a .35 Marlin lever I bought over 30 yrs ago
from a WW2 vet. It was made in 1961 and is a bull.

A Henry in .45-70 does sound interesting...


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My experience with the AR-7 is that the magazine fit is too loose and if it's not at the right angle as the bolt goes into battery you will have a failure to feed. I solved my problem by drilling and tapping the trigger guard so I could install an 8-32 button head screw it forces the mag to rock back at the right angle
Could you post a pic?

My mags shave a lot off the bullet being very narrow at the front even with 36 grains.

I have three aftermarket 15 round mags that IIRC are complete disappointments. Been in its box for years.

My experience is it needs to have the buttplate taped to seal the air in if you want it to float. It will not float assembled or disassembled without the air trapped. It was bought in 03 or 04 before the orange grid work inside.

Strictly speaking it's not broke-in. The process of wearing-in the receiver would more than wear out the barrel. It was meant to be a canoe gun, in all likelihood where all high Fifes say we can't have them so I guess it means two things in the grand scheme: Jack & Shit (the breaking in). Still would like it to feed.
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Just saw an ad for a Magnum Research
45-70 pistol.
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