This Henry is the Frontier model. If the thought of carrying a rifle up a mountain or through thick brush is weighing you down, take a load off. However, if you like to take your time and really enjoy the shooting experience, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more affordable fix. An octagon barrel has but one advantage-- it calls attention to any canting or sideways tilting of the barrel when in the act of aiming, Small Arms Design and Ballistics Looking into buying a Henry lever action in .22mag have it down to two models the H001TM which has the octagon barrel it cost about 395 or the model 1t001M which is … I have always read that all lever action Henry's are the same with the exception of cosmetic differences (or octagon barrels). One aspect that distinguishes the Henry from the competition, is its 20 inch, blued heavy octagonal barrel.

I just never learned to like the round barrel on it and sold it. The finish on the steel parts is well done with a deep blue/black color. When one of our regular readers suggested that we review a Henry Lever Octagon - Frontier Model .22 Magnum rimfire rifle, we agreed. Henry Big Boy Steel Rifles Major Van Harl USAF Ret. It just didn't look right on that gun. Illustration courtesy of Henry Repeating Arms Co. I had a very, very nice 1874 Sharps that shot really well. With it’s 20 inch octagon barrel it’s a good looking rifle. Fully adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight with a white diamond insert and highly visible brass beaded front sight seated in standard 3/8" dovetail slots.

Up until now I've been a dedicated Marlin model 39 fan, and I still am. The mount will not fit the Henry Mare's Leg which has the round barrel without the screw holes. Our previous experience with Henry guns has been very positive and we have a weakness for lever action rifles, especially models with octagon barrels.

The Henry can hold 16 rounds of 22LR and 22 rounds of the short stuff. I wondered what the two screw holes were for.

I try and get a turn with it and have a hard time getting in just a few rounds.

Some guns just "need" an octagon barrel. Guess she likes it! The heavyweight octagon barrel adds mass to aid in heat absorption. Purchased a Henry 22 with an octagon barrel and a loop lever last Christmas for my wife of 46 years, she will not put it down.

United States -(AmmoLand.com)- If you go back in US history to the 1850s, even before the Henry … I have always read that all lever action Henry's are the same with the exception of cosmetic differences (or octagon barrels).

Up until now I've been a dedicated Marlin model 39 fan, and I still am. It combines all the features of our legendary Big Boy rifle with the quick handling of a shorter, lighter carbine barrel length — losing almost a pound in barrel weight. His reply was that the flat sides provided more stiffness to the barrel than a round barrel of the same diameter would. Yes I like octagon barrels! So I asked the guy I was talking to the purpose behind the triangle shape of the barrel besides cutting down on the weight and heat reduction. Email from Henry Repeating Arms in response to my question.

I was kind of looking at a Remington VTR, with the triangliar barrel. Introducing the Henry Big Boy Carbine, a modern carry-over of the “Trapper” classics of the past.

They make a base for the Henry Golden Boy in 22 and my Frontier Model has the same 20" octagon barrel. Got an octagon barreled one and it shot just as good but not any better, but boy did it … The matte finish of the American walnut stock is also uniform and well done. To this day, all Henry rifles continue to be "made in the USA and priced right."

Best gift I have ever given her. In a gunshop yesterday, I was talking to one of the employees. The flat surface will help one keep the barrel straight and not slanted when aiming. Costing me $30 dollars or more per week in ammo. Yes I like octagon barrels! The matte finish of the American walnut stock is also uniform and well done. So despite not being a down-powered “assault weapon”, she still holds a …