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I have almost given up all hope of finding a Marlin 357. I can't even find a remi. version.
I might have an opportunity to get a N.I.B. Henry Big Boy H006M 357 for a good price= Appx. $625.00.
Any opionions on a new Henry? If it is a crappy weapon I'm not going to buy it but if it is a good deal I'm going to go ahead & bite the bullit.

I already have 2 ea. Marlin 30/30 so I really wanted another in 357 but No luck after a year of searching.
 

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Rossi is priced ~ same as the Henry currently @ $639. Marlin's are on GB.com and they're fetching outrageous prices (to me) for the 1894 Levers and even has some Henry's for a Grand! HENRY IS USA-made...maybe a steal at $625 today:)
 

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I'm in the same boat on getting a Marlin 22mag lever. I'm really getting close to buying a Henry with the octagon barrel. The Marlin and Winchesters are really fetching to much $ !! Good luck on your search.
 

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They make a steel frame Henry now also. It's much lighter than the brass frame. I have one in 44 mag. They also make a Henry Brass frame carbine with 16" barrel and I have one of those also.
I think it's a smoother action than 1894 and is basically a scaled down 336 action. Both of mine are very accurate rifles.
The brass is a brass alloy with the same tensile strength of steel.
Of course all brass is an alloy but the Henry is a proprietary firearm grade alloy and not a Pier 1 ashtray grade alloy.
 

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Get the 357 and you can also shoot 38 spcl from the same gun.
 

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I don't have a .357, but I do have an H009 .30-30 and an H001 .22 from Henry. Both are excellent rifles, with impressive fit and finish. I have also had outstanding experiences with Henry customer service. Nothing went wrong with either of my Henry rifles, but I called them a couple of times to try to buy parts that I damaged. Both times they would not take my money, but sent me new parts at no charge.

One thing to keep in mind about pistol caliber lever guns, though, is that they often do not cycle the non-magnum cartridges as smoothly as you would like. But... if you reload, you can load your own .357's and shoot all day.
 
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