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Title: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on June 05, 2019, 10:02:55 pm
It was actually arranged between Henry and the Cowboy Chronicle for me to do one of my feature length history/review articles on the Henry.  The terms were awesome and I could not say no....  I have to admit I am pretty darned excited.  I looked at one at our local match and I was very impressed.  Out of the box it was WAY smoother than a Uberti.

It will be neat to compare it to my early Navy Arms made Henry.
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H110 in .44-40!
Post by: Abilene on June 05, 2019, 10:18:55 pm
Such a deal!  Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Will Ketchum on June 06, 2019, 08:57:43 pm
Gee Old friend you gave me a reason to actually read it.  ;)
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on June 17, 2019, 10:35:58 pm
Will, I'll send you a copy!

Argh, stil waiting for it to arrive to start the Commiefornia 10 day jail!  Patience is not my strong suite!! ;D
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: nativeshootist on June 20, 2019, 02:50:17 am
Where do I buy this cowboy Chronicle
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on June 20, 2019, 07:52:55 am
It is the quarterly magazine of the Single Action Shooting Society.  It is not for sale anywhere I know of. Once it is published and seen by members,  I can distribute it farther.  I already have some articles stacked up, so probably be next year around January.
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on July 03, 2019, 05:49:30 pm
It arrived at the local gunshop!  It is beautiful!  Now the Commiefornia 10 day jail starts....
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: mtmarfield on July 03, 2019, 08:21:30 pm
      Greetings!

   Bravo, TL! Keep Us posted!

            M.T.Marfield
               7-03-19
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on July 03, 2019, 09:54:05 pm
My only complaint (and it had been noted before) is that is is so highly polished, the octagonal barrel edges are buffed a little rounded.  It has a beautiful American black walnut stock, and the deepest bluing I have ever seen!
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: mtmarfield on July 03, 2019, 11:11:25 pm
      Greetings!

   Yes, I've also noted the over-polishing; it's a shame. The blueing is nice, however.

             M.T.Marfield
                7-03-19
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on July 04, 2019, 07:50:13 pm
The good news is that I will have it out of Commiefornia jail for the next local match on the 20th.  I can't wait.
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on July 06, 2019, 10:59:06 am
If anyone is interested, my 1976 early Navy Arms built Henry is available on the SASS Wire.  I really can't justify having two Henry rifles. There are other toys I need more!

https://forums.sassnet.com/index.php?/topic/289632-wts-early-navy-arms-us-made-1860-henry-44-40/

(https://i.imgur.com/xcHKXFV.jpg)
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Major 2 on July 08, 2019, 08:53:39 am
There goes your International Multiple Henry Owners Association membership  ::)

Current members met and voted for your admission w/ only one abstain....

  then you go and admit  " I really can't justify having two Henry rifles "

The horror .....   one does not justify.   One just accepts fate and commits to lust ! ;D
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Coffinmaker on July 08, 2019, 10:39:50 am

PLUS ONE too MAJOR 2

There was a time some Lustrum(s) ago, when I get it necessary to justify the acquisition of another Henry.  At the Thyme I only had two and had a buyer for one of them so I stupidly sold one (A Favorite) and was suddenly in lust ...... again ....... Rather than give credence to common justification, I simply gave in to LUST and bought another   ;D

It is my considered opinion that Tuolumne Lawman should NOT divest of the Navy Henry    8)
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Major 2 on July 08, 2019, 10:53:13 am
That is my drift too....don do it !   don do it !

you'll own book ends.... the US made Navy Arms Henry & the US made HRA ....cool points on both !
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: nativeshootist on July 08, 2019, 06:08:08 pm
If you took payments. I'd so buy it
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: dddrees on July 14, 2019, 04:14:45 am
      Greetings!

   Yes, I've also noted the over-polishing; it's a shame. The blueing is nice, however.

             M.T.Marfield
                7-03-19

I have a Henry Repeating Arms version and this too is my one and only complaint. The wood on mine is gorgeous and overall a well built and great looking rifle but sure do wish they did a better job when polishing the barrel.

I would Luv to be able to get a hold of and read you article when you have finished and it's been published.
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on July 15, 2019, 08:56:23 pm
No problem, I will make it available to you guys.

And, I get to pick my Henry up tomorrow at 9AM!  I am going to be like Ralphie in "A Christmas Story" waiting for his Red Ryder BB gun on Christmas Eve.

(https://i.imgur.com/G4EQGF9.jpg)
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on July 16, 2019, 11:07:21 pm
WOW!!!!!!!  I picked it up today.  It is gorgeous!  I have never seen a firearm packed better than the H011.  The walnut is crazy beautiful, and it has the deepest, and blackest bluing I have ever seen.  Yes, the corners of the barrel are a little more polished than I would like, but I can live with that.  It has the slickest, smoothest factory action (or for that matter any action) I have ever felt.  I get to try it at my local match Saturday, and I can't wait!

It is like a Mercedes or Rolls compared to an Uberti 1860 which would be a Chevy!

These are just cell phone pics.  I'll get some better ones later.

(https://i.imgur.com/pGMRimH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HxK6XBL.jpg)
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Major 2 on July 17, 2019, 04:20:32 am
Ive had mine for going on 7 years, Im still as impressed as I was the day I opened my box.
 
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: King Medallion on July 17, 2019, 09:01:23 am
That's purty.  :)
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Mogorilla on July 17, 2019, 11:36:44 am
If you do not have 2 Henrys, how are you going to do the Danny Glover line "This oughta do"
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Coffinmaker on July 17, 2019, 01:34:31 pm


PLUS ONE too MoGo   ;D
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: DeaconKC on July 17, 2019, 02:07:12 pm
Wow, that is beautiful wood on that!Congrats!
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: dddrees on July 19, 2019, 12:26:35 am
Awesome, Congrats!!
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on July 20, 2019, 09:54:40 am
Headed off to the local match with the HRA Henry today.  We will see how she does.  As an aside, I showed it to my shooting pard "Hanging Judge Hemp" yesterday, and he was awestruck.  He also said it is the smoothest factory action he has ever seen, and as good as some of his custom, slicked up guns.

I'll take some pice for the article, too.
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Abilene on July 20, 2019, 03:06:41 pm
It's too bad we can't "feel the action" in an article!   :)
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on July 20, 2019, 08:39:52 pm
WOW!,  it was so slick!  No comparison with other non-HRA 1860s!  I cycled so fast I surprised myself.  Breaking clay pigeons and pop cans at 25 yards with monotonous regularity (We can't shoot steel at our range because the Birkenstock and man bun wearing friends of the chipmunks transplants from Berkeley got an injunction forcing us to stop shooting steel targets!).  Amazing rifle.  Some comparisons with the Navy Arms one. NA top, HRA bottom.

(https://i.imgur.com/xYoQv8A.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UDV7D8v.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nJCeuIC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/A7TFpbP.jpg)

My new Avatar:

(https://i.imgur.com/kgKPaCx.jpg)
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Coffinmaker on July 21, 2019, 02:50:39 pm

ABB-SOO-LUTE-LEE Outstanding.  Just wish I had enough inna Sock Drawer to afford one.  I'd be more than happy to have one in my safe, and It wouldn't spend much time there.  Only one last question.

Does it have the Cleaning Rod Trap in the Butt Stock??
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on July 21, 2019, 03:31:48 pm
YES, it does.
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Coffinmaker on July 22, 2019, 08:53:42 pm

Oh NO Mr. Bill .....  ::)   I think I need a Loan .....  :o
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: dddrees on July 22, 2019, 11:40:42 pm
Oh NO Mr. Bill .....  ::)   I think I need a Loan .....  :o


Yes, yes, YES YOU DO!! LOL
Title: Re: Well I did it...I just ordered a Henry Repeating Arms H011 in .44-40!
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on August 18, 2019, 08:45:46 am
I love this rifle!  Used it at another local match.  We were shooting pop cans at 25 yards for rifle targets, and I was nailing them every time.  Just kept it tucked into my shoulder tight, and cradled the junction of barrel and receiver in the off hand, elbow against my body. Silky smooth with no hiccups.  Shot clean with the rifle again.  It sure got lots of admiring looks and comments, too, with its finish and figured walnut stock.