I would like to tell you that I have a .22 cal Henry just the basic model, and am more than satisfied with the rifle I purchased. The smoothness of the lever action is flawless, I have put several thousand rounds down the barrell and have never once had a small problem.
I have never cycled a smoothe lever action nor has any one of my friends that have shot my rilfe. In fact my friend chad and I both have ruger .22 cal, 10/22 and a 77/22. Both of us highly prefer my Henry to all of our other ..22 cal rilfes( I own a ruger, marlin, and a whinchester).I almost always use my henry above all others. Thank you for providing a very acurate and highly dependable product. i will be purchasing a new rilfe in the next month and it will be a Henry. Again thank you -I love my rifle and tell everyone about how good it is .