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#1 Jeremiah

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:37 PM

Dad won these two Henry's on a single gun raffle ticket a couple weeks ago.

A .22 LR Golden Boy and a .44 Mag Big Boy...

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I was so happy for him when he called to tell me. (He didn't know he had won. He only bought the ticket 'cause the proceeds went to a youth program of some sort, if I remember correctly. The raffle organizer called HIM to tell him his ticket had hit. God bless them for their honesty.) Dad insisted I go with him to pick these guns up. He knows my affinity for such firearms. (Love my Marlin .45/70!) I don't get out much these days, but I was happy to go. (Had never been to this gun store before either, so I figured it would be an adventure.) To my surprise, dad made me fill out the paperwork. Yep, he gave both of these rifles to me. :o He said he figured that's where they would end up eventually anyway. I suppose it's not that big of a deal either way because they are just going to be for looking and not shooting. So, what difference does it make who's house they are in? He can visit them any time he likes. :D

All I can say is you really need to see them in person to appreciate the character of the walnut and the sheen of the brass. I almost wish they hadn't been test-fired at the factory. But, I did clean them up and return them to their boxes until I find suitable displays. :)

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:50 PM

Henry's are nice rifles and congrads on the trophy's...................My brother-in-law has the .22 mag Henry,it has beautiful workmanship too.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:39 PM

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:21 PM

Awesome Jerimiah. See, good things DO happen to good people. Congrats to you and your dad.Posted Image

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:49 PM

Congrats to your dad, Jer. If you don't find a suitable place for them, I'll definately give them a good home! Posted Image

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:48 PM

SAWEET! Congrats to you and your dad.

I've always said, " There's nothing like getting a new toy to perk up a body's spirits!".

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:14 AM

I have handled those two models at the local gun store and they are an incredible rifle. Love those lever action rifles too, congrats to you both and enjoy them for a long long time in your collection.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:50 PM

Congratulations to you and your Dad,Jeremiah. They will indeed make a beautiful display. Although it matters little what I think, I do believe you and your Dad should take those fine rifles to the range or hunting or both, shoot em until you get tired. Enjoy them together, doing what they were made to do, And building memories with your Dad and adding Character to those guns. 20-30 years from now, you might be glad that it was you and your dad that enjoyed a warm spring day at the range running a few rounds through those guns. Value added in my opinion.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:33 PM

Jer, I agree with mudduck.
Beautiful guns, would love to own em myself.
But I'd be runnin lots of rounds through them.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:54 PM

Talk him into come getting a buffalo with that 44 in the beautiful state of Wyoming


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:11 AM

Congratulations to you and your Dad,Jeremiah. They will indeed make a beautiful display. Although it matters little what I think, I do believe you and your Dad should take those fine rifles to the range or hunting or both, shoot em until you get tired. Enjoy them together, doing what they were made to do, And building memories with your Dad and adding Character to those guns. 20-30 years from now, you might be glad that it was you and your dad that enjoyed a warm spring day at the range running a few rounds through those guns. Value added in my opinion.


I'm with Jeff....the 1st time I read your post Jere I envisioned myself easing through the knee deep snow in the creek bottom thickets with the 44 in hand trying to push some whitetails to Paul/Eric/Judd/Seth....then jump shooting a big buck as he broke cover before the others had a chance to miss him!Posted Image
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:00 AM

I to would shoot them and collect the memories.
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:48 AM

Congratulations to you and your Dad, Jeremiah. I tend to agree with those that say shoot them and make memories, unless it is your Dad's wish to not shoot them at all.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:43 PM

We're both on the same page that there will be no shooting these. :no:

MSRP on the Golden Boy is $515 and $899.95 on the Big Boy.
Of course, the store we picked them up from retails them at $430 and $680 respectively.

I'd feel much better about picking up one of these for shooting and generally abusing. :D :D :D

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:37 PM

Congratulations to you and your Dad. I do respect your decision to not shoot those rifles. I have some in my cabinet that were gifts and are very expensive collector items and just wish they were mint condition.
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