With The Smoothest Action
Back when the West was still wild and the rifle was the tool of choice for survival and frontier justice, the venerable .44-caliber put more meat on the table and outlaws in the ground than any other bullet.
The West may have been tamed and fenced long ago, but its unbridled spirit lives on in this line of traditional big-bore Henry rifles.
Choose from .44 Magnum, .45 Colt and .357 Magnum. All are SASS approved so Cowboy Action shooters who enjoy stepping back to that bygone era can use them in competition.
Don’t let the retro look fool you, these rifles are much more than shootin’ irons for today’s new breed of cowboy.
They’re also the unbeatable choice of big-game hunters who prefer the traditional look, feel, reliability and accuracy that comes from an authentic Henry rifle.
The traditional 20″ octagonal barrel is outfitted with a classic fully adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight with a reversible white diamond insert and a brass beaded front sight. The tubular magazine tops off at 10 rounds.
Both the straight-grip stock and forearm are crafted of select American walnut accented with a brass barrel band and Henry’s recognizable brass receiver. All have that crisp, smooth action that sets an authentic American-made Henry apart from other lever action rifles on the range and in the woods today.
The .44 Magnum can also shoot .44 special rounds, and the .357 Magnum can also shoot .38 special rounds.
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Winner of Outdoor Life’s 2004 Best Rifles and Shotguns
“The Henry Big Boy received the highest score ever given to a centerfire lever action rifle in Outdoors Life’s Annual New Gun Test. “It’s slick, trouble free operation also helped earn it the best score ever given to a rifle of this type. Henry’s Big Boy .44 Magnum lever action charmed the rifle team with it’s smooth cycling, good looks and nostalgic configuration”
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|Big Boy .44 Magnum|
|Action Type||Lever Action|
|Barrel Length||20" octagonal with 1:38rh rate of twist|
|Stock||Straight-grip American walnut|
|Sights||Adjustable semi-buckhorn rear with white diamond insert and brass beaded front sight|
|Finish||Solid top brass receiver, brass buttplate and brass barrel band|
|Big Boy .45 Colt|
|Big Boy .357 Magnum|
|Caliber||.357 Magnum/.38 Special|
*Ask your local Henry dealer to give you a quote.
Large Loop Levers are available in the Henry Parts Store
Thanks for making America’s gun.
Governor, State of Mississippi
NASCAR race car driver Tony Stewart with his Henry Big Boy at Texas Motor Speedway, April 2014
Just a quick note to let you know I just read the article in the Sept 2015 shooting times. It confirmed that Henry LA 22s are the best out there. As I have both a Golden Boy (in 22mag) and an older Marlin 39A, I found the article of great interest. I agree with all the findings of the article and the tests they ran My Golden Boy is my favorite plinking gun – so smooth and so accurate.
I also have a Big boy (357) that I have been able to put multiple shots through the same hole at 50yds. I plan to use this for a hog hunt this fall.
Thanks for your superior products and keep up the great work.
I purchased a 44mag Big Boy for my son as an high school graduation gift this year. He has put the rifle to work this year during deer season. I thought you might enjoy this picture of his success. We both carried our Big Boys in the deer woods for the first time as Ohio just passed the law to allow pistol cartridge rifles for deer hunting. I am sure this will not be the last story of success with our Henry’s. Thanks for the workmanship in the rifles. They are a treat to carry and shoot. Keep up the good work.
“Hello to the good people at Henry, This Henry Big Boy .44 rifle is the best that I have ever owned a real work of art and the guys at the gun rang are jealous. I have a feeling this will not be the last Henry I’ll buy. My wife really gave me a great suprise when she took me to the gun shop to buy this for me.I told my wife this rifle is the prettiest thing I’ve held in my hand since the day I took her hand in marriage 10 years ago.”
Thanks for making a quality firearm, my Henry Big Boy is my favorite cowboy action gun.
“I have 4 other guns from various manufactures and yours is by far the best. Thanks
Shaun M. Smith
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I bought a HENRY 22 lever action and it is a better gun than my Ruger 10/22. You make a great gun!
I recently purchased a Henry Big Boy 45C. It is the finest firearm I have ever owned or shot.Thank you for proving to the world that American manufacturing can beat any competition for quality and value.