I have never owned a Henry but have always heard that they are quality rifles. The $250 sound a bit high to me but as I said I have never owned one so I don't know the price of them. I suggest you look at some web sites such as Buds Gun Shop or the gun auction places to see what they are going for.
There are lots of Henry .22 models:
Mini-Bolt - $210
Acu-Bolt - $335
Lever Action - $275
Lever Action Golden Boy - $430
Lever Action Golden Boy Deluxe II - $1400
Lever Action Golden Boy Lincoln Bicentennial - $1075
Lever Action Golden Boy BSA - $575
Lever Action Golden Boy Eagle Scout - $975
Lever Action Golden Boy BSA Centennial - $795
Lever Action Golden Boy Military Service - $1075
Pump Action - $445
US Survival - $225
**23rd Ed Blue Book of Gun Values - 2012**
i have had a henry 22 lever for years,i doubt if in firing over eight thousand rounds or so that i have had half a dozen ftfs and that was the ammo.i paid less than that for a new one but that was many years ago.they were being sold in the big box stores like walmart so chk there before you buy.i have had and owned winchester,marlin,and other brands of lever 22s but paid far more and not one was more dependable or for that matter not a whole lot more accurate than my little henry. old semperfi
Well I shot the Henry just to see if it would shoot,it does and accuracy was good. What I was most impressed is the fact how smooth it was loading. I have a Marlin 39A and I can tell when I chamber a round,with the Henry I could not tell. Not to many things impress me,BUT THAT DID. WOW and then some! Cliff
You did good MrT, I bought my son the Frontier model lever action and it is a fun shooter. I would still take a Marlin for being more accurate, but Henry wins in the looks/feel department. Both are quality guns and going to last many many years with the right TLC.
Be aware the one's made in the 1990's, and newer, were .22 LR only. More recent versions will fire S, L, and LR ammo I believe. I had a 1990's one, had fun with it without problems, but decided to have more fun with a S&W MP15-22 and traded it in.
Bought one last month and love it. I have had a couple of failures to feed with the cheap Russian .22's, and one of those nasty things stuck in the chamber and ended my shooting session (didn't have a cleaning rod with me). I really think this was an ammo problem, not Henry's fault.
After my first range session, I contacted Henry about a taller front sight--even with the rear sight elevator removed, it shot high with high speed hollow points. They sent me one in less than a week, no charge. Great customer service and good value--I'm a Henry fan!