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« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2017, 06:37:36 am »

Many thanks, Major2.
Coffinmaker, thank you for your reply; the barrel length you asked about is 18.5 inches. I would call that a carbine, but the UK importers of Uberti firearms refers to it as a 'Trapper' in their catalogue.
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« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2017, 09:12:59 am »

Here's the decal  Wink


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« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2017, 11:42:35 am »

Ah So Monsieur Blanket   Cheesy

Sometimes, depending on whom's Catalogue one is viewing, the 18.5 Barrel can be called a "Carbine" or a "Trapper."  I my parlance and that Uberti, a "Trapper" has a barrel length of 16 Inches.  Or less if an original.  I and others would call your 18.5 a carbine.  Although, on your side of the Big Puddle, Trapper is quite acceptable.

The wise and talented "Major 2" has detailed a rather nifty decal for those of us how have ascended to that lofty position as "Multiple Henry Rifle Owners."  Alas, the membership committee has determined, while loosely based on the Henry, the 1866 is not truly a Henry.  Winchester calling the rifle the 1866 Henry Improved was a marketing (very ingenious too) ploy to lure buyers to their "new" rifle rather than purchasing a new or used Henry.  Therefore the 1866 is disqualified from consideration as a "Henry."

The decisions reached by "The Committee" may be appealed however.  Simply submit a stamped, self addressed envelope and the required number of Box Tops to The Committee for consideration.  After fair and impartial consideration, your disapproved application will be returned to you fourth with (Box Tops are not refundable).

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« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2017, 11:59:01 am »

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Ah So Monsieur Blanket   Cheesy

Sometimes, depending on whom's Catalogue one is viewing, the 18.5 Barrel can be called a "Carbine" or a "Trapper."  I my parlance and that Uberti, a "Trapper" has a barrel length of 16 Inches.  Or less if an original.  I and others would call your 18.5 a carbine.  Although, on your side of the Big Puddle, Trapper is quite acceptable.

The wise and talented "Major 2" has detailed a rather nifty decal for those of us how have ascended to that lofty position as "Multiple Henry Rifle Owners."  Alas, the membership committee has determined, while loosely based on the Henry, the 1866 is not truly a Henry.  Winchester calling the rifle the 1866 Henry Improved was a marketing (very ingenious too) ploy to lure buyers to their "new" rifle rather than purchasing a new or used Henry.  Therefore the 1866 is disqualified from consideration as a "Henry."

The decisions reached by "The Committee" may be appealed however.  Simply submit a stamped, self addressed envelope and the required number of Box Tops to The Committee for consideration.  After fair and impartial consideration, your disapproved application will be returned to you fourth with (Box Tops are not refundable).

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« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2017, 03:08:54 pm »

That decal is a pure work of art, Major2. I suppose I was fated to become a Henry addict since I was named 'Henry' at birth almost 75 years ago!

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« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2017, 06:49:05 pm »

That decal is a pure work of art, Major2. I suppose I was fated to become a Henry addict since I was named 'Henry' at birth almost 75 years ago!

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your is on it way to DERBYSHIRE ,  UK  Smiley
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« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2017, 05:41:34 am »

Many thanks, Major2; I will report it's safe arrival.

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« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2017, 06:17:43 am »

Major2 I wish to report the safe arrival in the UK of my IMHOA decal, as promised. That certainly was rapid service across the Atlantic and will cause some envy at my local shooting club this evening. I am extremely grateful.
I keep looking at the photos and reports on the Original Henry rifle which is currently being made in the USA. I find it difficult to accept  that it costs the equivalent of around $3200 over here, compared with $1600 for the Uberti version. Can it be twice as good?

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« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2017, 09:10:03 am »

you are very welcome  ...Sir

as to your question......Can it be twice as good?

.as a owner of both .... I'll state

the cost of Manufacture in New Jersey VS Gardone is the culprit....

Keep in mind  HRA  came into the game  30 years after Uberti first started ...so CNC & tooling costs were higher
not to mention , wages, health & welfare for Louie in NJ.  VS  same for Luigi in Gardone ( Italian nationalized Insurance )

The cost of living a large factor..... all that means a USA made Henry H011 is going to cost more.....

Now,  is it worth it...Huh   that is up to the buyer

I like BOTH , glad to have them ( 2 Uberti's & one HRA H011 ) I can comment that HRA's Customers service seems TOP Drawer
I haven't needed them but, I hear good things.

But if I were put on the spot.... Uberti's price line is too hard to pass .... 
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« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2017, 09:24:07 am »

I actually got to handle one of the HRA 1860 Henry at the last local match.  Very nice!  The wood was GORGEOUS! and finish beautiful.  The action was VERY smooth. It is a very well done weapon. My only complaint about the HRA Henry is that all of the sharp edges on the receiver and the barrel seemed to be slightly "rounded" compared to the Uberti. 

Would I refuse one given to me?  Heck no.  Would I pay twice as much for one, Nope.  I used the extra money for an 1876 Centennial.
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« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2017, 03:18:42 pm »

Thank you for your comments, Major2 and TL. They agree with everything I have found online, in fact, the only criticism of the USA Henry I have come across is the possible over-buffing, leading to a loss of crispness and every photo I have seen shows very attractive wood.

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« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2017, 05:37:02 pm »

There is the fact of owning a quality American made firearm, as opposed to an import.  Sure, I would love an S&W Performance Shop Schofield re-issue, but not at $2,000 as opposed to $1,000 for a Uberti Schofield.  Also is true of the HRA Henry being double what a Uberti is.
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« Reply #62 on: August 03, 2017, 05:44:04 am »

There is the fact of owning a quality American made firearm, as opposed to an import.  Sure, I would love an S&W Performance Shop Schofield re-issue, but not at $2,000 as opposed to $1,000 for a Uberti Schofield.  Also is true of the HRA Henry being double what a Uberti is.

I purchased a HRA Henry in 44-40 in June.  I've not used her in a match yet, but plan to soon...Hopefully this weekend.

She is a beauty...The brass is just starting to patina.
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