Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .

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Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .

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In the post I made titled "The Henry Big Boy X Model Is A Start . . . . ." I wondered about Henry coming out with a conventional wood stocked, round barreled .357 Mag, .44 Mag, 45 Colt version with a side loading gate somewhat like their Case Hardened version. My last line in my post was, "I wonder if Mr. Emperato is considering those . . . . . . . . ."

Well, being a bit bored, after I posted my thoughts I got another wild hair and went on the Henry site and asked that very question of them. I explained that while I've had a H001 model 22lr since 2009 and really enjoy it, I don't care for a centerfire levergun without a side loading gate and the lighter round barrel in a 20" carbine so I've passed on his Big Boy models. Further, I explained that I'd be interested in both a .357 Mag version (possibly a 16") and a .45 Colt version as it's design would allow more powerful loads than those I use in my Ubertis with their weaker toggle link action design. That day I got an automatic response from their team stating they were reviewing my question and I figured that that was the end of it. HOWEVER, this morning I got the following response from Mr. Emperato himself.

Sir thank you for purchasing a Henry and for your continued interest in our line. I certainly appreciate it. I think you will see what you want in the next few months. We will keep you posted. Be well and thank you again.

Sincerely,

Anthony Imperato
President
Henry Repeating Arms


It looks to me like they had the same idea I did already. (Makes sense to me as great minds think alike. :lol: )
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Re: Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .

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Wow. And nice.

I've been wanting to buy a Henry.
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Re: Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .

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A case hardened .357 with a side loading gate might just trip my trigger.
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Re: Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .

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Would love one in 327mag, and wish they could offer a thin aftermarket (with logo) hard plastic butt plate with proper screw dimensions to replace the factory recoil pad, 14" is to long for me.
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I would like one in .45 Colt. It would match up well with my Ruger Blackhawk. Reasonable loads for the Henry would do well in both the Ruger and the Carbine. No need to go with Ruger only level handloads. I kind of enjoy 300 grain JSP at 1050 fps out of my Blackhawk on occasion, but they can become a bit wearing after a while. The Proper load with that bullet out of a Carbine should give enough power to take anything I am likely to hunt with it.
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Re: Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .

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When I was looking for my 41 mag big boy all of my local fun stores told me it would be weeks before they could get one. I emailed Henry, a prompt reply followed by a reassuring phone call from the man himself that a 41 mag was on the way to my dealer of choice. Sure enough within a week the dealer called to say they had my gun.
If I had the budget and another safe I'd have one of each model.
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I have had to deal with them for a customer service need. Problem was fixed quickly and effortlessly. They have great customer service in my experience.
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Re: Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .

Post by TraderVic »

Interesting, I've been sitting on the fence for a long time about a Henry BBS in 357. I've handled/fondled a few of these rifles and they fit real comfortable, but I've been somewhat hesitant. Can't quite put my finger on it, so to speak.
To make matters a bit worse, a gun shop about 35 minutes from here still has the rifle version in stock ($700 +tax).
Must be the age thing (??).
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