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Henry Tribute Rifles.
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Don't get me wrong, I like the Henry rifles. Wasn't a big fan, until I shot one of their 22's. I want one with the octagon barrel. Anyway, What they did to some of their tribute guns, IMHO, they ruined them. Black stocks and paintings, on the stocks and forearms. The one for Texas has these raised stars, and looks like a cheap toy, or , Worl Class Joe, got his hands on it. Why Henry ever thought these guns would appeal to a collector, is beyond me. I think they should have just left it at the scroll work on the receivers, and called it a day.
Somebody likes them, they are going fast. My Henry .22 is the smoothest action of any gun I own.
I've always steered away from the commemorative firearms some of the Winchester's I thought they went overboard on also
There is a difference between a beautiful gun, and one that is ugly due to gawdy
Yes there is.
I bought a Winchester Centennial '66. Haven't gotten around to shooting it yet, probably never will.
This is the Henry I want. It is their "Frontier" rifle with a 24" octagon barrel.
Agreed. The engraving work looks nice on so many of their guns (American Beauty, Silver Eagle, personalized versions). The tributes look corny and poorly thought out.
"...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔
commemoratives, like new cars, lose value if they are taken from the box to admire. Shoot one, and it becomes a used rifle. Fine if you want to be shooting your Crazy Horse '94, it is yours. That said I have seen sellers at shows with stacks of commemoratives in battered boxes the have been hauling around for years, still asking inflated prices for what are now non-collectables. Never bought one myself.
Just hit the buy it now button and it's yours. 👍️
Only "Tribute" rifle I would care to own is the Winchester John Wayne rifle.
Agree. I like my Henry without any bedazzling
Sisters of my farmer buddy were at a total loss as to a present for his 60th birthday.
I suggested the Henry ‘Tribute to the Farmer’ ,,,,,,, he was ecstatic. It will never be shot but occupies a prominent place in his den,
^^^my FFL has sold dozens of those- course we are a Midwest farming area -
One like that, @forgemonkey , is well done and I do not consider it gawdy. They knew when to stop. I like it.
Engraving? Some is ok, but for my likings most are way over blinged out.
One of the few that has actually evaluated significantly. Would'nt ya know?
I am a lever gun fan, and I know that Henry makes some nice quality guns. However, I have never been able to warm to any "Henry" simply due to the fact that they stole the name of the original Henry of the 1860s simply to attract interest to their products.
Most important, they are made in USA, Rice Lake Wisc.
I just wished they had made the magazine tube full length
I have the Golden Boy 22 and that is as gaudy as I got. The gun shoots exceptionally well. I shoot in a 22 league and I shot better patterns with iron sites then some guys with scopes.
This is the one I want. I want the big loop, to get my glove through it. I will use it for winter squirrel hunting in PA.
It seems to me that one would not take such a gun hunting. They become a wall hanger.
That is called marketing. Remember when Winchester became USRAC? They still called their products Winchester. Triumph motorcycles are now built in Asia. And so it goes. Hmmm, after being pedantic, I realize I don't own any either, but because somehow they look cheap to me.
Yeah, I'm not generally a fan of half magazine levers, but that one doesn't look too bad.
I used to know a girl like that...
For some reason I collect Shriner memorabilia. When I walked into the gun store and saw this, I had to get it. It’s a beautiful rifle!