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Old 05-22-2019, 03:49 PM   #1
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What's your opinion of the Henry Side Gate Lorder?

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Old 05-22-2019, 04:16 PM   #2
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Killing things for decades in perfectly functioning rifles.
Guess I don't understand your concern? You thinking about buying a lever action rifle?
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My opinion?

I don't like that they kept the tube feed design.

I don't care for the polished brass receiver and other parts.

I like everything else.

Drop the tube feeder, do a high polish blued finish.... Marlin will likely never sell another lever action. Until then...

I'm keeping my 1894C.
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
My opinion?

I don't like that they kept the tube feed design.

I don't like the polished brass receiver and other parts.

I like everything else.

Drop the tube feeder, do a high polish blued finish.... Marlin will likely never sell another lever action. Until then...

I'm keeping my 1894C.

That's a purdy rifle Phil. I love everything about your 1894C.
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Looks like a knockoff Marlin 336 to me. Classic eastern whitetail woods rifle in .30-30 Win.

I just wonder why Henry, that already has a great niche with their lever rifles, felt the 'need' to introduce something that's already out there. Guess time will tell.

Their rimfire lever guns are sweet little rifles, and mucho fun to shoot.
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I have always preferred the side port to the top port. Mostly because the scope mounts directly over the barrel.
I think Henry builds some beautiful weapons and have no issue with brass, or blue. My guess is, Henry is trying to fill all the pockets and completely dominate the lever market.
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Looks like a knockoff Marlin 336 to me. Classic eastern whitetail woods rifle in .30-30 Win.

I just wonder why Henry, that already has a great niche with their lever rifles, felt the 'need' to introduce something that's already out there. Guess time will tell.

Their rimfire lever guns are sweet little rifles, and mucho fun to shoot.
I believe you're correct, the Marlin 336s differed from Winchesters in the side ejection, it allowed for a scope mount. Henry seems to be gaining market favor with their offerings. Both Winchester and Marlin have scaled back while Henry has a larger variety. If I'm correct now the only thing they haven't copied is the Browning design which allows chambering for cartridges with pointed bullets. More power to them, from everything I've read about them the products are good value and the company offers top notch support. The lever action rifle is an American institution.
There used to be a huge gun store in close proximity to the Auburn University campus, may still be there? I recall ALMOST buying a Winchester 94 Trapper in .44 Magnum to go with my Ruger Super Blackhawk about 25 years ago. It was in minty condition and priced at around $350.00 or so, I thought it was too high. I sure regret not grabbing it :-)
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