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Thread: Henry Single Shot Rifles

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    I've been bugging my lgs for a blued single in .44 Mag since last fall and they can't seem to find one. Handled one in .243 and the gun was impressive but the trigger pull was heavy with lots of creep.

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    Make mine blued in 30-40 Krag please. Good looking guns.

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    When word first got out about the initial chamberings I contacted them about 357 mag. Their response indicated they would keep it in mind but there were no current plans, my summary. I sure hope they do and I would love to see youth sized stocks. I was lucky enough to get one of the last 357 handi rifles and I put a youth stock on it. That is for my oldest son but since then we were blessed with twins. I need a couple more...rifles that is.

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    I examined a .223 and noticed that the hammer had a very strong spring making it difficult to cock. Has anyone else noticed this? Does anyone have an opinion about cutting the hammer spring to make cocking easier?

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    Talked with them yesterday.
    .41 Mag isn't in the schedule yet.
    Sooo, time to look around for an alternative .41.

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    Cocking the hammer requires more force than I've observed on other single shots. Did Henry over spring these rifles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightload View Post
    Cocking the hammer requires more force than I've observed on other single shots. Did Henry over spring these rifles?
    So I completely disassembled mine over the weekend, and I think that they did overspring it. It also adds alot of weight to the trigger pull with the sear having to overcome so much tension. I almost cut the spring down a few loops. I hope someone makes a spring kit for it eventually.

    I am going to be taking mine to a gunsmith to have them take a look at it. It's not terrible, but being a single shot where I have to pull the hammer I would feel fine with a 3lb trigger. Right not it's up in the 10-12lb range.

    I still really like the rifle, I'm just ready to make mine special to me.

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    I went to my LGS in Columbus and they didn't have a single shot rifle in the house, new or used..... I did get 1K primers.....
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    I've been looking for a blued steel in .44 mag with no luck at all locally...not even at Cabelas. I found one on the internet and messaged the seller about how the trigger pull was. He said it was definitely on the "heavier" side (estimated 7 to 9 lbs.) but didn't actually put a gauge on it.
    I'm hoping someone on here will post their experiences with getting a clean 4 to 5 lb. trigger pull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doghawg View Post
    I've been looking for a blued steel in .44 mag with no luck at all locally...not even at Cabelas. I found one on the internet and messaged the seller about how the trigger pull was. He said it was definitely on the "heavier" side (estimated 7 to 9 lbs.) but didn't actually put a gauge on it.
    I'm hoping someone on here will post their experiences with getting a clean 4 to 5 lb. trigger pull.
    I am working on it. I am going to shoot it more and see if it smoothes out, and I'm in the market for a trigger gauge.

    My experience it seems higher than 7-9 with my rifle. I wanna say 10-12. But I'm going to talk to a gunsmith and see. I wish someone made a main spring for it, it's extremely heavy and it's what pushes on the sear. I don't use military primers on 45-70 I don't need that super heavy hammer. I have considered ordering a replacement spring and cutting mine down a few loops and polishing the sear surfaces without changing the angles and seeing if I can get it down to a 3-5lb pull... I know cutting springs isn't the ideal way to handle it but noone makes that spring I've found.

    I wish someone with a Henry lever could measure their springs for me and see if that hammer spring is the same. If it is, I believe companies make the spring kits for the lever guns and I could pillage the springs from one of those kits.


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