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Today was a good day.

LGS got in a Talo edition Henry Golden Boy El Dorado in .22. Traded a couple safe queens and was able to get a rifle I’ve admired for a while.

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Will have actual photos at some point. This is a beautiful lever action and I’m humbled to actually have one.

Also, got a sweet deal on a Polish P64 Mak with 4 boxes of ammo and some night sights for the Shield.

All the above was at a seriously ridiculous discount and a new home for two guns that never really got taken for a walk.

Every once in a while, the stars line up.

Reports on the Henry and P64 forthcoming.
 

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Today was a good day.

LGS got in a Talo edition Henry Golden Boy El Dorado in .22. Traded a couple safe queens and was able to get a rifle I’ve admired for a while.

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Will have actual photos at some point. This is a beautiful lever action and I’m humbled to actually have one.

Also, got a sweet deal on a Polish P64 Mak with 4 boxes of ammo and some night sights for the Shield.

All the above was at a seriously ridiculous discount and a new home for two guns that never really got taken for a walk.

Every once in a while, the stars line up.

Reports on the Henry and P64 forthcoming.
Dang, There you go Jaison. You have a quality rifle and a Perty one too. It seems the Henry 's are getting more and pore expensive. Glad you got one . If you can post some pics when you get a chance one day. We all like gun porn
 

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Today was a good day.

LGS got in a Talo edition Henry Golden Boy El Dorado in .22. Traded a couple safe queens and was able to get a rifle I’ve admired for a while.

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Will have actual photos at some point. This is a beautiful lever action and I’m humbled to actually have one.

Also, got a sweet deal on a Polish P64 Mak with 4 boxes of ammo and some night sights for the Shield.

All the above was at a seriously ridiculous discount and a new home for two guns that never really got taken for a walk.

Every once in a while, the stars line up.

Reports on the Henry and P64 forthcoming.
Those Golden Boys come with a little piece of felt that goes over the brass. The real dilemma is do you keep the felt on it all the time or could you actually take it to the woods. Even on the range I worry about laying it on the bench for fear of scratching it. You will see what I mean if you get that first tiny scratch. Mine is 22 mag and shoots like a target gun. Everybody should have one golden boy.
 

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Thanks, gents. Really hoping to get that P-64 out soon. Not sure what to do with the Henry just yet.

Always thought guns are meant to shoot, but this one is a little different. I opened the box and- like RFf wrote - saw the mirror finish wrapped in felt. Shoot it? Leave it cherry? Oh, the humanity! LOL
 

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I have a local gun shop and he is a Henry dealer and keeps many in stock. I saw the felt sock like Freedom Fighter was explaining on the golden rifles. I thought to keep from being scratched on receiver when stored or shipped? I dont have the golden series but I have three Henry's with blued receivers. One 22 Magnum and two 22 LR. I have a 223 also from Henry. Their newer series are getting expensive and I say buy one while you can if you have the funds and like lever rifles.
 

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I think you’ll find the P64 to be fun, but a hand full. They recoil pretty hard, and the sights are very fine and small. My best one hand group was shot with my P64. Wolff offers recoil springs and mainsprings to make the pistol more shootable.
 

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Just finished breaking down and giving the P-64 a good cleaning. For all the world, it field strips like a Walther, so that’s a plus.

The finish on this beast is superb, the fit is really good for a military/ LEO pistol, too. There are some internal tool marks, but what needs to be smooth is smooth.

The Christmas present is the bore. This bore is like new. A few quick patches and it looks like it’s never been shot.

Really glad I went with instinct on this one (have been bitten before. LOL).
 

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Thanks, gents. Really hoping to get that P-64 out soon. Not sure what to do with the Henry just yet.

Always thought guns are meant to shoot, but this one is a little different. I opened the box and- like RFf wrote - saw the mirror finish wrapped in felt. Shoot it? Leave it cherry? Oh, the humanity! LOL
It is meant to shoot, like a trophy wife, you gotta take it out. I own lots of levers, but if I took them all to the range people will stop and look at the shiny one. Shoot it just try and not rub it against a belt buckle or those little metal rivets on your jeans, and hold it over your head if walking through the brush, and never lay it in the truck seat outside the case, and never put it in gun rack, and put it back in that little felt piece before you put it in your safe but other than that, no problems at all.
 

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You will see what I mean if you get that first tiny scratch.
Always thought guns are meant to shoot, but this one is a little different. I opened the box and- like RFf wrote - saw the mirror finish wrapped in felt. Shoot it? Leave it cherry? Oh, the humanity! LOL
Congrats on your new Henry Jaison.
When I bought my 2 henry lever guns I specifically bought the steel version because I had spent 4 years 3 months and 18 days in the USN trying to keep brass belt buckles looking spiffy while maintaining military airplanes, etc. No more brass polishing for my lazy self. LOL
 

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Congrats on the newbies. I'm very happy with both of my Henrys, and I'm sure you will be satisfied with yours as well.
 

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Congrats on your new Henry Jaison.
When I bought my 2 henry lever guns I specifically bought the steel version because I had spent 4 years 3 months and 18 days in the USN trying to keep brass belt buckles looking spiffy while maintaining military airplanes, etc. No more brass polishing for my lazy self. LOL
The Golden Boy does not have any brass on it, except maybe for that front bead. The shiny brass look is Zamak, which is a made up word for a number of alloys made from Zinc, Aluminum, Magnesium and K (Kopper--German spelliing for copper). It just has a brass plating on it for the shiny color. So, you do not have to dig out the Brasso, although it works. Mine keeps it's shine just using Ballistol or Rem Oil. Mine is 5 years or so old and shows no signs of tarnish.

The Henry Big Boy does have a brass alloy and will tarnish and needs all that rubbing we did long ago.
 

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Today was a good day.

LGS got in a Talo edition Henry Golden Boy El Dorado in .22. Traded a couple safe queens and was able to get a rifle I’ve admired for a while.

View attachment 160353

Will have actual photos at some point. This is a beautiful lever action and I’m humbled to actually have one.

Also, got a sweet deal on a Polish P64 Mak with 4 boxes of ammo and some night sights for the Shield.

All the above was at a seriously ridiculous discount and a new home for two guns that never really got taken for a walk.

Every once in a while, the stars line up.

Reports on the Henry and P64 forthcoming.
Now you will need a Heritage Rough Rider "Rancher" to go with that Henry.
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