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Henry Big Boy Reduced Power Hammer Spring?


Johnny Loco

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Has anyone here tried a Wolff reduced power spring in a Henry Big Boy? The factory spring is the exact same size as the Marlin spring and feels about the same pressure. I can't find a listing for a Henry one. I'm willing to try a Wolff made for the Marlin but thought I'd ask here first.

 

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It is my understanding the BB action is based on the Marlin, at least that is what I was told when I owned one. There is a forum out there for the Henry BB. They might have a good answer for you.

 

http://www.henryfirearms.org/henrybb/

 

S. Floyd.

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The uniqutek as Ace pointed out works great. Also, might want to check out Wild West Guns bear proof ejector. A bit stronger spring then the BB origional and makes sure that the spents get kicked out rather than dribble out. Some BB seem to suffer from that and one can catch an empty casing still in the ejection port.

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I'm lost, are y'all saying the Marlin items work in the Henry?

The spring for the Henry Big Boy and the Marlin 94 are interchangeable.

The ejector for the Henry Big Boy and the Marlin 94 are interchangeable.

 

End of interchangeable items.

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Thanks for the info

 

You can add XS Ghost rings, and a couple of scope bases to that list.

 

My only concern on the spring is locktime and possible light primer strikes since this is a hunting rifle.

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Looking over the site I mentioned, it was stated that the BB is very similar to the Marlin 336. Never having owned a 336 or taken my old BB apart I do not know if this is true.

 

S. Floyd.

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Thanks for the info

 

You can add XS Ghost rings, and a couple of scope bases to that list.

 

My only concern on the spring is locktime and possible light primer strikes since this is a hunting rifle.

 

 

My only concern on the spring is locktime and possible light primer strikes since this is a hunting rifle.

 

The spring kit Ace of Hearts refered to is adjustable to 7 different tensions --- surely you can find one that ignites your ammo consistantly. :)

As for lock time, well,,,,,,,,,,, I have, personally, yet to see that as a real issue in any gun, although there are certainly those who speak of it. ;)

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Thanks for the info

 

You can add XS Ghost rings, and a couple of scope bases to that list.

 

My only concern on the spring is locktime and possible light primer strikes since this is a hunting rifle.

If it is a hunting rifle why would you change the mainspring? Mainsprings are changed on competition rifles because it makes them easier to lever. That is not relevant on a hunting rifle.

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Thanks for the info

 

You can add XS Ghost rings, and a couple of scope bases to that list.

 

My only concern on the spring is locktime and possible light primer strikes since this is a hunting rifle.

Since this is a SASS forum, you will have to excuse me for assuming that the intended use of the rifle was for Cowboy Action Shooting.

If hunting is the only intended use then please leave you gun unmodified so when you get run over by that angry buck your surviving family members don't sue me.

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Anyway, after reading the fluff. I like a lighter spring because I like a lighter spring, anytime I can find a lighter spring it makes me happy that its a lighter spring, I've never had a light primer strike from a lighter spring but am always wary that it can happen with a lighter spring on first use. I think I'm going to try one of my bag full of wolff lighter springs.

 

There has been an occasion or three where I blew at a bull elk up close and his whole body shook in anger and when they got aggressive with me, I shot them in the face with a Forty-Four. Ain't afraid of game animals because God protects crazy folk like me. Wait, I am afraid of hard headed horses and feral cattle.

 

I don't usually need a second shot on an animal, I just like a certain feel to my cycling process, surely y'all can understand. I can and do shoot more rounds in a day sometimes than a CAS match, especially since my favorite things to shoot are pine cones, feral cats, and large dogs.

 

Thanks for the concern though.

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I'll give it a whirl down the road.

 

Floyd, the BB action is very familiar upon complete disassembly. Maybe an improved Marlin?

"improved Marlin" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Thank God I use 73s!!!

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