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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by markiver54 » Thu Jan 11, 2024 11:22 am

Congratulations on finding and ordering your Henry. Thanks to " Handloader " for sure.
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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by Lizardtrack » Tue Jul 02, 2024 4:16 am

I was looking for a 66 in 44 40 and couldn't find anything local so I called Henry. She said there was one in Missouri or something like that, she gave me their number and I called and they shipped it to my lgs for around $30. They were very helpful, great service.
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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by Vaquero » Tue Jul 02, 2024 6:29 am

What's a 66?

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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by Sir Henry » Tue Jul 02, 2024 8:50 am

Vaquero wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2024 6:29 am
What's a 66?

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I’m glad you asked as I didn’t want to be the one. Apparently they make slings for them.

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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by Vaquero » Tue Jul 02, 2024 10:11 am

The only thing I know of is a Winchester 1866 that is referred to as a 66, but nothing about a Henry and 66.

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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by Mags » Tue Jul 02, 2024 12:18 pm

HRA doesn't make an 1866.
HRA makes what they call a modern take on the 'Original Henry', an 1860.
As Vaquero noted there are other rifles out there made by other companies also called an 'Original Henry' (first ones by New Havens Arms).
Uberti, Winchester, etc. make them now.
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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by Lizardtrack » Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:42 am

I just bought a Henry 1860 in 44 40, sorry I called it a 66. Apparently they were made in 44 rim fire, the new ones are 44 40 Wcf. It has no fore end and the front of the barrel twists to the side for loading the mag tube and has an external follower for the mag spring hence the question about attachment for a front sling swivel. It is a totally different gun than the Big Boys
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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by Mags » Wed Jul 03, 2024 3:09 pm

Lizardtrack wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:42 am
I just bought a Henry 1860 in 44 40, sorry I called it a 66. Apparently they were made in 44 rim fire, the new ones are 44 40 Wcf. It has no fore end and the front of the barrel twists to the side for loading the mag tube and has an external follower for the mag spring hence the question about attachment for a front sling swivel. It is a totally different gun than the Big Boys
Search the web for pictures of a "Cimarron 1860 Henry Civilian". Supposedly they come with sling swivels already mounted on the rifle. Might give you an idea on how to do that on the HRA 1860. I didn't have time to do the search myself.

[Update]. I got back to this, this evening. Here is a picture of a Henry with a sling on it.
Dell Leather Works and Dixie Gun Works appear to make slings for them.
I think the challenge may be finding the sling mount for the barrel. Looks like a small eye bolt secured between the barrel and mag tube.
Henry Rifle with Sling.JPG
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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by Lizardtrack » Wed Jul 03, 2024 11:38 pm

Thanks for the pics
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Re: Henry Lever action rifle availability

Post by Vaquero » Thu Jul 04, 2024 8:11 am

Ok, yep 1860 makes more since and they are offered in 45 colt also.
Good luck with the sling mount, I can't say about those, but appears Mags was of some help.

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