Gun Report

Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy H004 Lever Action .22 LR

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Not too heavy at 7 pounds, plenty accurate, smooth trigger. Fabulous sights, great cosmetics with the polished brass receiver and classic looks. Its lack of a safety and any supplied provisimount kept it from getting an A.

Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy H004 Lever Action .22 LR

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Home Defense
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Weight Unloaded
Length of Pull
Action Type
Barrel Finish
Trigger Pull Weight

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Our main objection to the Henry was a design feature that’s probably responsible for selling the guns. The upside of the Brasslite-finished receiver is the great cosmetics it gives the gun. The big downside of that smooth metal is that it shouldn’t be marred by screwholes that would allow a scope to mounted.
If you’re not going to make it easy to put glass on the gun, then the open sights better be pretty good—and they were. in contrast to the BL-22’s anemic front sight, the Henry puts a big, visible bead on its front end. Also note the lack of a recessed crown on the Henry’s muzzle, also lacking on the Marlin, but which the BL-22 had.
The semi-buckhorn adjustable rear sight offers a deep V to center the front blade in.

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