- Industrial hard chrome satin plating
- Stock finished with a highly durable industrial grade polyurethane
- Drilled and Tapped
- Swivel Studs
Henry Repeating Arms does produce, hands down, some of the best-looking lever action rifles on the market in the brass and silver models, but as a part of an aggressive expansion into the more utilitarian side of life with newer steel centerfires meant for everyday life in the truck, on the farm, and through the woods, in 2016 they introduced the hard-working All-Weather Big Boy Rifle.
In profile and general dimensions, these Henry offerings are essentially the same as their blued steel counterparts, with round barrel and the same adjustable buckhorn/bead sights. Like the blued rifles, the All-Weathers also wear the same wrist profiles. The major differences lie in use of hard chrome plating on all metal surfaces (except springs and sights), and a durable industrial-grade coating on hardwood furniture. In a tough world where a working rifle might be “rode hard and put away wet”, this is the finish you want on it. A very strong plating permanently bonded to the steel underneath, hard chrome doesn’t flake, chip, or peel, and its corrosion resistance is actually stronger than some stainless steels. The treatment increases surface hardness, reduces friction on moving parts, doesn’t normally scuff or scratch, and leaves a low-gloss look that won’t spook game.
The furniture is a stained hardwood with a carefully-selected coating that’s formulated to stand up to wear, tear, scratches, moisture, temperature variations, and the angst of the various “character marks” an everyday outdoor tool inevitably picks up during its lifetime. If you want a more subdued partner you can depend on to ride any trail with, any time, any season, and in any weather, you got it.
The .44 Magnum can also shoot .44 special rounds, and the .357 Magnum can also shoot .38 special rounds.