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 31 
 on: Today at 08:01:13 am 
Started by Long Johns Wolf - Last post by Major 2
Thanks Major 2 for this input.
Regarding the Uberti made Henries in .44-40 you are then confirming the year 1978 I found elsewhere on the internet. Thanks a bunch.
Regarding the .44-40 version do I understand your correctly that VF/Navy Arms made them .... YES
a.)100 % in the USA ... YES
b.) prior to Uberti got involved in the making of the Henries in the first place?  ...YES

I also seem to recall that VF/Navy arms (with involvement of Uberti?) made some 25 of their Henries (?) in the original caliber .44 Henry RF but was (wrongly?) under the Impression that this was kind of a joint project between VF/Navy Arms in New Jersey and Uberti in Italy.
You say they 50 were made in New Jersey. Can I get some more confirmation for this piece of information?
“Yes  Val Jr. first made them in the NJ USA,  moved production to Uberti/Italy, I want to say in "78"
 Val./Navy Arms produced a limited edition of 50 Henry rifles marked .44 RF. he even manufactured .44RF fodder  Wink for them.
(I think he also made 41 Cal. RF)
 Another of 500 - 24" Henry rifles and 1000 Henry carbines with a 22 inch barrel were made , All in .44-40

Val III whom I know has confirmed this



I don't care too much if it is 25 or 50.
But it seems to be important to figure out if Uberti was involved in the Henry project before 1978. Because if there is no hard data supporting this then we can conclude that
# yes, Uberti made the Henries first in .44-40 from 1978 only and later added .45 Colt and .44 Special but
# no, Uberti never had a variant in the original caliber.
Long Johns Wolf

 32 
 on: Today at 07:47:12 am 
Started by Books OToole - Last post by bear tooth billy
Books, with a gun like that you should never miss


                                        BTB

 33 
 on: Today at 07:42:34 am 
Started by marko - Last post by Major 2
with judicious placement & pipe cleaners as ties....  they'll pass muster as tomato sticks....

OK   Grin  that is a bit  un-characteristic harsh , they don't out of the box like speed cycling....
If you are tiring to use them reliably for WAS.

Uberti/Beretta  , USFA, Taurus & Pedersoli  all offered them...

Uberti/Beretta , Pettifogger has the skinny

For USFA it became one of the nails in their Coffin ... another costly folly

Taurus discontinued them, ( as casual pinker,  I know of one in 45 Cal. that seems to work... "casual"  that is 

I've seen Pedersoli's  run , can't say to the behind the scenes tuning


 34 
 on: Today at 07:32:54 am 
Started by Long Johns Wolf - Last post by Long Johns Wolf
Thanks Major 2 for this input.
Regarding the Uberti made Henries in .44-40 you are then confirming the year 1978 I found elsewhere on the internet. Thanks a bunch.
Regarding the .44-40 version do I understand your correctly that VF/Navy Arms made them
a.)100 % in the USA
b.) prior to Uberti got involved in the making of the Henries in the first place?
I also seem to recall that VF/Navy arms (with involvement of Uberti?) made some 25 of their Henries (?) in the original caliber .44 Henry RF but was (wrongly?) under the Impression that this was kind of a joint project between VF/Navy Arms in New Jersey and Uberti in Italy.
You say they 50 were made in New Jersey. Can I get some more confirmation for this piece of information?
I don't care too much if it is 25 or 50.
But it seems to be important to figure out if Uberti was involved in the Henry project before 1978. Because if there is no hard data supporting this then we can conclude that
# yes, Uberti made the Henries first in .44-40 from 1978 only and later added .45 Colt and .44 Special but
# no, Uberti never had a variant in the original caliber.
Long Johns Wolf

 35 
 on: Today at 07:19:52 am 
Started by Blackpowder Burn - Last post by Blackpowder Burn
Major 2,

I've lusted after one ever since you did your first review.  I'm headed to the range this morning with my standard BP load to break it in right!  I can see it along with my 1860 Army's and my old Remington hammered double at the upcoming Texas State match!  Grin

 36 
 on: Today at 07:11:47 am 
Started by santee - Last post by santee
Glad you are enjoying them!

Here's another:   https://youtu.be/_3-2r0QvV-0

 37 
 on: Today at 07:02:50 am 
Started by Long Johns Wolf - Last post by Major 2
BTW ... I also had a Uberti SRC 66 in 38 cal. the Date code on it was [AF]

Sold it in 1988 also ....whereabouts now unknown 

 38 
 on: Today at 06:56:45 am 
Started by Long Johns Wolf - Last post by Major 2
Indeed Val Forgett III  @ the Gibbs Rifle Company & Old Western Scrounger

However ,  Forgett Jr. the father of replica firearms in the US  died in 2002   Sad

I'm going on memory, here Wolf ...so until hard Data is offered  Undecided

The Henry was first reintroduce (replica) and produced in New Jersey, USA by Val Jr. , he made as I recall some 500 in center fire 44/40
50 in the original rim fire,  and about 1000 in 22" Carbine length as he called it.
The first NJ gun appears in 1977 as I recall,  with in a year , year and half , production was moved to Aldo Uberti.
There were some engineering changes to the receiver ( screw placement & deletions )
The 22" Carbine & the 24" Rifle were available....
As I recall in 1979 , at first NAVY ARMS/Replica Arms in NJ, imported them.... followed  by Allen Arms Santa Fe, NM. ( now owned by Mike Harvey/Cimarron Arms ) I recall EMF/Boyd Davis also offered them by 1981-2

I have a [AE] coded 22" Carbine I bought it NIB in 1980 ....(Sold it in 88 and bought it back in 2008 ... but that's another story )
So mine is an earlier Uberti in 44/40
 
If you look closely, you can see it slung over my shoulder in this photo taken in 1982 ( Carbine did not have the Swivel & Barrel loop,
these were originals I purchased through Dixie Gun Works an added ) 

 39 
 on: Today at 06:07:42 am 
Started by Tuolumne Lawman - Last post by Niederlander
I've done it.  I think I used Zip Strip to get the original finish off.  (For being so easily dinged it sure is tough to get off!)  I then used Birchwood Casey's walnut stain and Formby's Tung Oil.  Looks much better that the poly stuff to me.  By the way, our local gun shop has an original Henry and it looks to be an oil finish.  Same with the '66 there.

 40 
 on: Today at 05:14:13 am 
Started by Blackpowder Burn - Last post by Major 2
I got mine a bit over 3 years ago.....

It has digested both BP & Smokeless (mostly Black Hill 44/40) but has seen Ultra Max & Magtech.

Congratulations in your purchase, the pride & pleasure of owning one, will out weight the momentary sting in the wallet.


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