I remember that Henry and Charlie he had just got it ,and planned to convert it to his design 44 Flat ... Haven't heard from him in coons age
I remember they were selling the Horse Ranch he managed, and he was looking to move east...
That had to be a year ago or more cause my two Henry's are posted in the next post dated July 07, 2007.
Then I think he found another spread just down the road and hoped to hire on there...
But from then on nothing
Sorry to highjack Hoof.... just wondering out loud about the Old Dragoon
I thought I had posted this before
Yes Charlie moved, like you said. I purchased some of his Remingtons (he had also experimented on them). He up and called me a few months ago and wanted to sell the "Bear Paw". I have had to make some repairs (unbeknownst to me).
The stock looks pretty cool. It's just not what this rifle will end up "needing". The rest of the rifle was pretty buggered up so I am fixing the damage to the barrel (musta been when he turned it out to drill the chamber and install the insert). Then I'm going to have to rust blue and go with the "old and rode hard" look. I'll have to live with the jaw marks in the receiver.
The rifle functions pretty well with the "44 Henry Flat". I had Bernie cut me a two cavity mould and it has a huge meplat, bullet weighs about 225gr., two outside lube grooves.
All I need now is a takeoff Henry sight (the one with the gun was bent and loose as hell in the dovetail).
I swapped some stocks around on three different Henrys and they all fit perfect (here's a testament to Uberti's skills and repeatability), so someone outta need this for their "Indian" look!