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    Re: "Annie's"got a new dress on

    Very nice indeed !!
    When it's over I want to hit the ground like a spent shell.

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    Re: "Annie's"got a new dress on

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHahner View Post
    Yep ! To fancy to shoot, better leave that one on the wall !
    Baaaah Crap!...Shoot em up. Wallhanger...What planet are you from again? LOL

    But seriously...With regular handling, shooting, clean ups, etc, that stock will age well and look twice as nice in 5-7 years as it "settles in" and takes on a consistant moisture content, vs. the kiln dried 8-10% dry it started at, potentially way too brittle. Hopefully Henry or its supplier is "barn" aging the wood for at least 60 days prior to turning it. Walnut is a beautiful thing, its like it still grows on the rifle. The darks will darken, a little reddish overtone will start to come out, kinda "polished up" where your hands meet the wrist and forend. That will be a beautiful stock over time.

    The days of slabbing, stacking, endpainting and aging hardwoods for a few years in a curing barn is long gone....
    BLUE LIVES MATTER
    Lord, make my hand fast and accurate.
    Let my aim be true and my hand faster
    than those who would seek to destroy me.
    Grant me victory over my foes and those who wish to do harm to me and mine.
    Let not my last thought be 'If I only had my gun."
    And Lord, if today is truly the day you call me home
    Let me die in a pile of empty brass.

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    Re: "Annie's"got a new dress on

    I can honestly say that I plan on shooting the rifle and having loads of fun with it. My regimen after each outing will be the same as my outings with the M14. Clean the rifle and take care of the wood. Being the walnut freak that I am, I wouldn't have it any other way. Will I be super careful not to get it all dinged up???? Certainly, that's part of the obsession. I plan on getting at least one more BIG BOY in .357 Mag, maybe two. I want to get a new one and leave it in the box unfired after inspecting it as an investment. One thing about guns, they almost always increase in value. I'll put new wood on it similar to what I just put on this one. That will surely aid in the increase in value.
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    Re: "Annie's"got a new dress on

    Henry says the brass alloy used is comparitive in wear and durability to a similar built rifle in steel. I'll say one thing, it takes 2-300+ rounds or some elbow grease polishing to make an steel action that buttery smooth. I found the Henry to be as smooth or slicker fresh out of the box than my 30+ odd year old '94 Marlin. Now I aint knockin a Marlin, especially the old JM's one ounce, I'm just sayin that Henry action has Land-O-Lakes feel day one. The flip side to that is my old 44 weighed half of what the Henry does, and carried like a toy. Made muy grande holes too!
    BLUE LIVES MATTER
    Lord, make my hand fast and accurate.
    Let my aim be true and my hand faster
    than those who would seek to destroy me.
    Grant me victory over my foes and those who wish to do harm to me and mine.
    Let not my last thought be 'If I only had my gun."
    And Lord, if today is truly the day you call me home
    Let me die in a pile of empty brass.

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    Re: "Annie's"got a new dress on

    What a great example of old school American quality and service! Have nothing but respect for Henry!
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    Re: "Annie's"got a new dress on

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    One thing about guns, they almost always increase in value. I'll put new wood on it similar to what I just put on this one. That will surely aid in the increase in value.
    So, are you ready to sell Annie' ???

    $1,500 ??
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    Re: "Annie's"got a new dress on

    Brass is sort of self-lubricating.
    Steel shafts ride in brass bushings really nicely. (Think telescope mounts.)

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    Re: "Annie's"got a new dress on

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHahner View Post


    So, are you ready to sell Annie' ???

    $1,500 ??
    Are you serious? Not sure I would sell it for that, but, might think about it.....LOL
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