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Steve McQueen "Wanted Dead or Alive". I guess I watched to many western's because this Henry Mare's Leg in 357 gets my blood flowing. There are just so many other things that I want to buy that are more important. It sure would look bad ass hanging off my TW.

 

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Check out the Rossi "Ranch Hand". Not the same quality as a Henry, but a whole lot less $$ and there's a guy out there on the web who will sell you a dvd & a few parts to tune that Rossi up to a fine rifle. I did just that with one of their mod. 92's in s/s, and after many hours in my work shop, it's a smooth accurate .357 leaver action rifle.

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Oh yeah. The Rossi is a nice gun but the quality is half what the Henry is, plus I like to buy American made when possible. Henry is made in the US where the Rossi is made in Brazil.
 

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Cool guns, impractical as all get out, but cool. And of course there is that Steve McQueen connection....:D
Impractical if that's all you own. The 357 caliber has some serious knock down power. I have harvested four deer with my Ruger Security Six chambered in 357 and your right there's that Steve Mcqueen connection. :D
 

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Not impractical as to caliber Rick, impractical as to configuration. They can't really be shot as rifles, and they can't really be shot as handguns. There is a technique, and with practice it becomes marginally accurate, however the weapon simply does not lend itself to grouping shots, and I personally would never hunt with one. But like I said, it's a cool gun. If you think of it as a fun gun, it's perfect for some folks. Great for killing milk jugs at twenty yards and five gallon buckets at longer distance. :D

But practical is usually not the main consideration with things like this. Heck, if a man was going to be practical he would only need four guns.
 

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They are cool as a fan but I cant think of a single thing I would need one for....other than the whole Steve McQueen thing...(his was not a Henry though) I have been looking for a way to hang a rifle carrier of some kind on mine for either the SKS or 94.
 

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Large Loop :icon_thumright:

Got the large loop .22 carbine. Just love it. Action so smooth.

Bought the .17 Varmint Express for my buddy for his birthday. Beautiful, and insanely accurate rifle, but even with my smaller hands, the normal (smaller) loop just does not feel right cycling it. Couldn't imagine doing it with gloves on.

Marlin's 39a loop I am sure is curved for aesthetics, but somehow it noticeably aids in function.

I would like to like to pick myself up a Varmint and a .357 carbine, but two things holding me back (at least as far as the big bore). 1. I cannot come to appreciate the gold. 2. I have found with childress, my pockets don't seem as deep as before. :(

Henry's are certainly nice!
 

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Yea, Wanted Dead or Alive is on nightly on Encore Western and also on Me TV....the weapon looks great, but like Borneo sez: Damn thing would not be Practical....on the other hand this in my next purchase....depending on cost and availability at the next Allen County{Lima} Ohio Gun show.....looks cool and when a handgun just isn't enough: ;)


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The Winchester 1866 Yellowboy runs{depending on model} for around $1100
 

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They are impractical for most purposes, but very practical for a few specialized purposes. Here are two that apply in my state. These apply to AR and AK pistols, too.

First, it is illegal in my state to carry a loaded long gun in a vehicle. But it is legal (with CCW license, which is an infringement BTW) to carry a handgun or multiple handguns in a vehicle. The state has complete preemption for handgun laws, so local jurisdictions may not add restrictions. This means that I can have my primary carry piece on my person, and also something like a mare's leg or AR pistol within easy reach. That mare's leg in .357 Mag is capable (because of its longer barrel) of driving a 180 grain bullet to 1500+ fps, which far exceeds the power of standard handguns. It is also more maneuverable than a rifle, within the confines of a vehicle cabin. Easier to stash on a motorcycle, too. Its practical accuracy is greatly aided by use of a firing support, and whether in a car or truck, or on a motorcycle, the vehicle can serve as a support.

Second, where and when I hunt hogs I am not allowed to use a centerfire rifle. But I am allowed to use a centerfire pistol, and in addition to carry a defensive sidearm. So I could put a scope on a mare's leg and use it with a support in my hunting blind, and carry a sidearm (perhaps in the same caliber) for a walking-around gun or if I need a quick-firing backup.

Of course I would be better served by my AR pistol for vehicle carry and my Super Redhawk for hog hunting, but that's beside the point! :D
 

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It's is surely a fun gun. I have plenty of serious rifles that the deer have no chance of taking another step if I put a bead or cross hairs on them. It comes down to how many deer do I want to clean. If I buy one of these guns I assure you there will be deer shot with it and I'll look doing it. :p
 

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To me, sawed-off is for shotguns. My grandson has the .22 Henry. I offered him $50.00 in jest. His response,..."Grandpa, it's worth three times that much". So I said ok, I will give you $150.00. lol He's not that stupid. It shoots really well, and the lever action is smooth and easy. Not all that expensive IMO. I think around $350.00???
 

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Oh yeah. The Rossi is a nice gun but the quality is half what the Henry is, plus I like to buy American made when possible. Henry is made in the US where the Rossi is made in Brazil.
All true. But if someone wanted a mare's leg on a budget, and did not mind putting in a bit of sweat equity, they can have just that. And at least it's not made in China. My Rossi works just fine, is surprisingly accurate, and I don't feel as bad when it gets a nick or scratch in it. The Henry rifles are very nice, but for a knock around firearm it's far out of my price range. m.
 

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A little trivia: Woody Harrelson's mothers maiden name was OSWALD. Obviously the same last name is tied to the assassination with a rifle of JFK (a coincidence).

But Woody's father (not named Oswald) was a hitman who died in prison while serving life for the assassination of a federal judge with a rifle. -J-
No wonder Woody is so fu*ked up in his head....the guy might be able to act{although I have never seen a movie of his I liked}...but he is one strange D-Bag otherwise...
 
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