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 I am looking for a 22 lever action rifle for plinking and possibly squirrels.  So far I like the Henry classic. What I am really looking for is a aperture/peep sight that does not require gunsmithing to install and will work with the factory front sight. I found a williams sight that attaches to the 3/8" mouth. But i dont know if it will work with the front sight. If I cant find such I might leave it as is but would probaly end up putting a Leupold 2-7 rimfire.  Does anyone know of a lever 22 that comes with aperture/peep sights? Any comments or suggestions  on this setup or  a better one.
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Dont' know about the aperture/peep sight but my marlin 39A is a lazer. 

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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Dont' know about the aperture/peep sight but my marlin 39A is a lazer. 


Mine is a well and it likes about any kind of ammo to boot.
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FWIW,  in April 2008 Gun-Tests Magazine reviewed three 22 lever guns; the Marlin 39A received a "C" grade, the Browning BL-22 Grade 2 received a "B-" and the Henry Golden Boy received an "A-" from them. 
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There are sights made to install on the Marlins from Williams. 
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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

FWIW,  in April 2008 Gun-Tests Magazine reviewed three 22 lever guns; the Marlin 39A received a "C" grade, the Browning BL-22 Grade 2 received a "B-" and the Henry Golden Boy received an "A-" from them. 
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From my experience with Gun review magazines I would take this with a grain (about the size of a VW bugWink) of salt.  I've shot all three mentioned above.  I'm not saying the marlin was better than the others but the Henry I shot sure wasn't anywhere close to as accurate as the other two.
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FWIW. I went through this same exercise. I shot the Henry and I shot the Marlin. I bought the Marlin 39A. Henry makes a good gun. Marlin makes a better one. The Henry is not in the same league as the Marlin when it comes to fit and finish. The 39As are straight shooters and hard to beat. The sights you are wanting to use can be fitted to either one. One other note, if you go the Henry route, and you think you will end up installing a scope, buy the frontier model. The golden boy scope mount puts the scope up so high you cant fit your cheek to the stock when shooting.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

FWIW,  in April 2008 Gun-Tests Magazine reviewed three 22 lever guns; the Marlin 39A received a "C" grade, the Browning BL-22 Grade 2 received a "B-" and the Henry Golden Boy received an "A-" from them. 
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From my experience with Gun review magazines I would take this with a grain (about the size of a VW bugWink) of salt.  I've shot all three mentioned above.  I'm not saying the marlin was better than the others but the Henry I shot sure wasn't anywhere close to as accurate as the other two.
I agree, I was just giving additional information to help. If it were me, I'd try to find a LNIB pre safety Marlin.
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I have the Browning BL22 grade II.  While I would not call it accurate and it has a pretty bad trigger pull, fit and finish is very nice and it looks and handles great.  It's such a light, slender little gun that I decided not to scope it and just use the factory irons instead.  For the kind of short distance plinking and squirrel hunting I do with it, I don't need a scope anyway.
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I have both the Browning BL 22 and a Marlin 39A. With clean bores, they will group as good as the ammo you are feeding them. I use Federal Gold Medal Match, and will tear up a 3/4" orange target dot at 50-75 yds.
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Doesnt the Marlin cost a few pennies  more. How is the trigger on it. Yea i seen the Marbles tang sites. they a look great and are very functional but i just dont have it in me to drill into a gun. To bad they dont have a factory option to come with them.
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I have a 39A in a rifle and a 39 mountie model. The boys have a browning BL and 9422 Winchester. I think the trigger on the Marlin maybe the best of the 3, with the Winchester next. If I could have another one of these, anyone would be fine with me. They are nice, good looking rifles. I have not shot the Henrys, but I don't think they are as nice as the other three. Thanks my preference. The Henry would not be a bad choice, just not my first pick.Smile
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yea i was really wanting to try to keep it at about 500 bucks. So about 250 for the gun then 250 for the scope and rings. I am pretty much set on the leupold 2-7 rimfire. I have no idea about the rings for a rimfire. Need something really good though. 
I do like the henry that its a little shorter. I dont like that fact the front band and sight is plasticWhacko
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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

FWIW,  in April 2008 Gun-Tests Magazine reviewed three 22 lever guns; the Marlin 39A received a "C" grade, the Browning BL-22 Grade 2 received a "B-" and the Henry Golden Boy received an "A-" from them. 
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uhh......I'll take the Marlin............   I would give it an A.  I also like the Winchester 9422----but they are going for, like, a sh*tload of money now!!!    Shocked
 
 
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I ended up with the henry Its a fun little gun. Havent scoped it yet. Dunno if i will or not.
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Originally posted by stork23raz stork23raz wrote:

I ended up with the henry Its a fun little gun. Havent scoped it yet. Dunno if i will or not.
I bought one today, I was at the gun shop picking up a repair and noticed that little Henry in the rack, picked it up and couldn't believe the wood quality and smoothness of the action so I pulled out my credit card and brought home another 22 to add to my collection. Another thing I really like about it is that it shoots 22 short, long and long rifle ammo!
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Yea I prob will scope it this fall and get ready take it squirrel hunting.
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Some years ago a fellow I was acquainted w/ bought a Browning BL22 new.
After all tese years the two things I remember are; it was a nice looking gun and it had an absolutely horrible trigger.
On the other hand, my (first model) Browning T-Bolt left the factory w/ a very nice trigger.
Luck of the draw, and two different actions made during two different eras.
 
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Originally posted by stork23raz stork23raz wrote:

Yea I prob will scope it this fall and get ready take it squirrel hunting.
I have a few 22's with scopes so this one will remain un-scoped. I,ll use it as a camp gun at my place in the Adirondack Mountains for varmints, i.e. skunks, porcupines, etc and in the winter I'll use it for Snowshoe rabbit hunting.
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