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HIG541
10-10-2011, 6:06 PM
i'm thinking a Henry? any advice? can you put a scope on a henry? (i know it's lame but would serve my purpose)

maddoggie13
10-10-2011, 6:24 PM
Henry H001...lots of fun with a 6x scope.

Rem222
10-10-2011, 6:36 PM
Henry H001. It's a nice rifle. Fun to shoot and a really smooth action....

Jeffy
10-10-2011, 7:31 PM
I'd go with a Marlin 39a.

dwh100
10-10-2011, 8:14 PM
Winchester 9422

TrailerparkTrash
10-10-2011, 10:07 PM
Winchester 9422

I have two Winchester 9422's. One for each kid when they grow up. I also have a 9422M (.22 Mag) and that's my favorite gun of all time! I hunt coyotes, bobcats, fox and badger with that rifle. It's awesome!

I know Winchester arms went out of business, then I heard they came back to only make a limited number of model 94's at a primium price tag. I don't believe anyone can get their .22LR's anymore, unless you pay your first child for a new one on a dealer's shelf, of find a used one.

Another EXCELLENT .22 lever gun is the Browning BL-22 series. I have one. My brother has had his for about 35 years. The thing I love about the BL-22 is that the lever is a "short throw" which means very fast shooting for a lever gun. The gun is balanced just right and they are tack drivers!

mnh2obuff
10-11-2011, 5:29 AM
My Henry H001 with a 4X simmons scope is accurate and fun.

davek8s
10-11-2011, 6:48 AM
I have an H001T with a cheap 4x scope. Lost count of how many rounds its fired. Never had any problems with it, great rifle.

compulsivegunbuyer
10-11-2011, 7:26 AM
The 9422 is a well made walnut and blued steel lever, and smooth as silk. The 39A, same, but personaly I would get a pre hammer rebound safety gun. For the price, you can't beat the Henry.

macey109
10-11-2011, 7:35 AM
I'd go with a Marlin 39a.

+1!!!

OpticsPlanet
10-11-2011, 1:33 PM
I have had great luck with both the Marlin 39A and the Winchester 9422, but I'm guessing they are a bit more pricy than the Henry. Still like the Marlin in this category!

George P.

donw
10-11-2011, 4:30 PM
I'd go with a Marlin 39a.

+1!!!

me too! i bought mine new in 1990...had it since

JAGGUY
10-11-2011, 5:16 PM
I bought my Ithaca M72 in 1976. It is the same as the Henry made from the same tooling.
I have literally run countless rounds in it and it has never skipped a beat. I tear it down every 5 years or so for cleaning.
The thing is still as tight now as it was when it was new, but the action is as slick as ever.
I can fire it almost as fast as a semi-auto.

Izzy43
10-11-2011, 5:34 PM
If you can afford it get the Marlin 39A, if not the Henry is a fine rifle. I particularly like the Frontier Octagon barrel model.

GMG
10-11-2011, 7:14 PM
I have a Henry H001 and am very happy with it, Just using the open sights,

rkt88edmo
10-11-2011, 8:27 PM
Marlin 39A....or....Winchester 1906 - not a lever, but damn good times.

ebencikiv
10-11-2011, 9:03 PM
One more vote for the 39A.

Horta
10-11-2011, 9:54 PM
i'm thinking a Henry? any advice? can you put a scope on a henry? (i know it's lame but would serve my purpose)

The Marlin 39A is an exceptional lever action rifle.

Chaos47
10-11-2011, 10:23 PM
Marlin 39a :beatdeadhorse5: :D

03fatboy
10-12-2011, 7:05 AM
Winchester 9422 and I have one for sale!

REPR
10-12-2011, 7:16 AM
Can't go wrong with a Henry. It's the sort of rifle that gets passed down for generations.

Ocular_Trauma
10-12-2011, 2:03 PM
I've fired a Browning BL-22 and a Winchester 9422, and I now own the 9422. I later managed to let a used 9422 Magnum slip through my fingers :(

I've yet to get my hands on a Henery, but I just signed papers on a brand new H001Y today. An acquaintance won it in a door prize and want nothing to do with firearms, so I picked it up for the price of the $25 DROS :chris: I'll let you know in 10 days!

mjmagee67
10-12-2011, 4:05 PM
Marlin 39A is the first and only choice. I love mine, she's an old one (1956) but she's accurate and eats everything I throw at it--without fail.

kkd
10-12-2011, 9:17 PM
Marlin 39A -hands down best 22 lever IMHO
Winchester 9422 pretty darn good but distant second
Ruger 96/22 fun little plinker if you can find one
Browning BL-22 heaviest trigger on a production rifle I've ever owned

Coyotegunner
10-12-2011, 9:45 PM
I have had Brownings,Winchesters,Marlin 39s and Henrys.The Henry shoots fine as the others.At half the cost.

bczrx
10-12-2011, 9:53 PM
Marlin 39a :beatdeadhorse5: :D

Me too.

Can't say anything about the other suggestions: don't have any of them and haven't shot them.

My 39a has been stone-cold reliable and VERY accurate with open sights. Love the micro-groove barrel myself. Don't know if it is hype or real, but my Marlins [39a and 60] are EXCELLENT rifles.

Got my 39a at a gunshow for $250 about 7 years ago, in darned good shape. It is a real packer/shooter [one or two dings in the wood from use, for example]. New, I'd be real tempted by the Henry.

ivanimal
10-12-2011, 10:03 PM
If you go Marlin yopu have to look for a marlin 56 or the Sears clone model 46C non split stock with a 25 degree throw on the lever. I have one in 22 and 22 Mag. They are my most coveted levers by the people that shoot them. They all want to steal them or offer me foolish money for them

http://gastatic.com/UserImages/5611/982575073/wm_3024215.jpg

http://www.gunsamerica.com/940828445/Guns/Rifles/Marlin-Rifles/Modern/Lever-Action/MARLIN_M_56_LEVER_22_CA.htm

TrailerparkTrash
10-12-2011, 10:09 PM
Marlin 39A is the first and only choice. I love mine, she's an old one (1956) but she's accurate and eats everything I throw at it--without fail.

Well.... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: I was going to get the Marlin 39A... that is until I realized that I could afford the Winchester. :p :p :p

dfletcher
10-13-2011, 8:07 AM
I bought my Ithaca M72 in 1976. It is the same as the Henry made from the same tooling.
I have literally run countless rounds in it and it has never skipped a beat. I tear it down every 5 years or so for cleaning.
The thing is still as tight now as it was when it was new, but the action is as slick as ever.
I can fire it almost as fast as a semi-auto.

I bought mine about the same time - used to take it to school, stash it in the closet then ride down to the woods and shoot a bit after school. It was a great little rifle, smoothest lever action I've had. I currently have a Marlin 39 but have been considering the new Henry.

dfletcher
10-13-2011, 8:09 AM
If you go Marlin yopu have to look for a marlin 56 or the Sears clone model 46C non split stock with a 25 degree throw on the lever. I have one in 22 and 22 Mag. They are my most coveted levers by the people that shoot them. They all want to steal them or offer me foolish money for them

http://gastatic.com/UserImages/5611/982575073/wm_3024215.jpg

http://www.gunsamerica.com/940828445/Guns/Rifles/Marlin-Rifles/Modern/Lever-Action/MARLIN_M_56_LEVER_22_CA.htm

SJGE has one, not sure if it's the Marlin or Sears brand and I think it's 22 Magnum - unfortunately someone carved a decoration or two into the stock & forend .... :mad:

mjmagee67
10-13-2011, 11:10 AM
Well.... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: I was going to get the Marlin 39A... that is until I realized that I could afford the Winchester. :p :p :p

Well my 39A is a hand-me-down, it was my Grandmothers rifle she got it new. It was also the first gun I shot and the one I learned to shoot on! Priceless if I do say so.

RogueSniper
10-13-2011, 11:21 AM
C&R Marlin 39A Golden Mountie. First one I tried out was love at first shot.

63 tango
10-16-2011, 10:06 AM
I have a 9422 fun rifle. I would also like to get a Marlin 39a. A friend of mine has a Henry H001. Didnt like the plastic parts on it or the finish on the metal. Seemed cheap. Another friend has a Golden Boy thats a nice Henry.

glockman19
10-16-2011, 4:35 PM
can't go wrong with a Marlin or Henry...I already have 2 Marlins so If I were to gat a .22 it would be a Henry Golden Boy.

otteray
10-16-2011, 6:04 PM
Marlin 39, 1892, 1897 or a 39A . I have the first three mentioned, so that's all I can vouch for.