Anthony, Thank you very much for your follow-up note. I did receive your beautiful catalog and promptly went to my local store (J&R Outdoor in Livermore, CA) to purchase a Henry youth lever action for my 8-year old son, David. They did not have one in stock but ordered one for me and I picked it up several weeks ago. It’s a fabulous gun with smooth action and great accuracy.
David received it last week as a reward for reading 100 books in the local library summer reading program. At the range he hit the bulls- eye with his very first shot. I’ve attached a range photo taken on my cell phone.
I have also ordered several accessories from your catalog for him: gun case, wall tin, and ceramic mug. All are very nice quality and seem to increase David’s pride of ownership.
One item I looked to purchase was a metal barrel band, I noticed you sell the brass ones but didn’t see the metal version. If it’s possible to buy a metal barrel band, I’d sure like to.
I am sending digital photos of the Cousins and Grandma with my original notation. I look forward to receiving the part for Andy’s mini bolt.
Thank you for providing the part that I needed for Andy’s rifle. I am sending pictures – Andy (my Daughter’s son) is 10 years old now & Zachary (my Son’s son) got his mini bolt (from me & grandma) for his 6th birthday 7/9/08.
Photo dated 7/5/08 is Zachary opening his birthday gift 4 days early (think dad Dan couldn’t wait either).
Photo dated 5/19/07 – Andy plinkin’ with older sister Julie (12 now) and Grandma Jan (So young at heart).
Thank you so much for this chance to demonstrate the pleasure these young people are having because you and other quality gun manufactures – A very special thank you to Henry Repeating Arms, Co., & Anthony.
Just wanted to extend a big “Thank You”! Yesterday I purchased a Henry Lever Carbine in .22. I have been eyeing them at the local store that I but all of my stuff at for some time. I just loved the classic looks and feel of the rifle. Till now almost all of my shooting has been benchrest with bolt actions. I love doing that and will sometimes spend hours on end at the range enjoying it. I have a nicley equiped (Heavy target barrel, thumbhole stock, high mag scope) for doing just that. But the other day i couldn’t hold off anymore. Too bad I did as the price had just gone up $30. I had to buy one. I frequent “Rimfirecentral” forums often. And I have never heard anything bad about your rifles other then jealousy from those who picked other brands. I am not a “Brand” loyalist and if I like it and it feels good then I am happy.
I got it to the range yesterday and today. Yesterday was cut short due to my error in breaking the rear sight trying to adjust it. I picked up a williams sight today and went back to the range. All I can say is I am astonished in how well the rifle works.. The accuracy is astounding. As in unbelievable. The rifle is so un hold sensetive, easy to hold to aim (well balanced). The groups it was shooting was beyond my belief. I have most always used scopes and some as high as 32 power. As I have never been good without them.
With the Williams rear peep sight(fp-gr) it only took a couple of adjustments to center it at 50 yards. But when checking my adjustments, I couldn’t believe the group size. I wasn’t trying very hard(wasn’t focusing on bench rest tecniques, etc). Just resting my front supporting hand on a bag. The groups were litterly ragged one holes. As in dime size…with open sights??? This was at 50 yards and not 50 feet(which I would be happy with). Maybe I got lucky and got a “Good one”. But I have never seen a rifle with bas ic open sights do this before. I have a hard time getting my bench rifle to do this.
All I can say is I am blown away and extremely happy. The rifle cycled, fired and extracted every round perfectly(about 350 rounds). I am just shocked that a rifle that isn’t designed as a target gun can shoot so well. I was expecting the gun to function well due to all of the feedback I read on “Rimfirecentral”. But I was never expecting the accuracy I got.
So thank you for producing such a fun, good looking, smooth action, rifle. I am way impressed. I will call you next week to order a replacement rear sight. I could see it happening as i was tapping too. The drift slipped off the dovetail piece and put all of the pressure on the sight blade it self. My bad! LOL!!! Luckily I like tinkering with things!!!!
I would just like to thank you for your donation of the beautiful engraved Henry Golden Boy Deluxe Engraved to Ronald McDonald House.
Henry Repeating Arms generosity is helping to expand Ronald McDonald Houses with additional family rooms at the hospitals and new housing. I also understand that Henry sponsors shooting events at local ranges for the children of RMH. We certainly appreciate your support.
Just purchased a Youth lever action 22 for my kids. What an awesome rifle!! Now I need to buy myself one!!! They love shooting the plinker target and are excited to go hunting in the future.
Thanks for keeping AMERICAN made in america!!
My boys (6 and 8) have enjoyed learning to shoot the minibolt. I am impressed with the quality and workmanship of this rifle. I bought it used, and it needed some external cleanup with a Scotch Bright pad and CLP. The bore and internals are in excellent condition and I foresee shooting them thousands of .22 rounds through it before they outgrow it and need to move up to your lever action youth model.
I will be visiting some of the local vendors on the list provided to start shopping for a Henry rifle for myself.
I have been shooting rifles, shotguns and hand guns all my life, mostly large calliber and I saw this 22 henry rifle in a bass pro shop, wow was I surprised, well built, dead center shooting and fun, took me back to my childhood when I got my first red ryder bb gun 30 years ago. I want a big boy now. Hats off to the folks at Henry Rifles!
Picture attached of Prairie Dog hunt in the state of Wyoming. I dispatched five dogs but four were handy for the picture. It was a great day with a great rifle, I dispatched dogs out to about 130 yards with my .17 HMR Golden Boy, plus one Jack rabbit. I did not keep an accurate count but I figure between 30 to 40 dogs that day. I recommend Henry to every avid shooter, it is a fun accurate rifle. Mine is topped with a 4 X 12 Bushnell Scope which results in a very effective duo.