Henry has recently announced the .357 Magnum Big Boy Revolver, the company’s first-ever wheelgun.
Henry Repeating Arms of lever-action fame has recently announced its first-ever bonafide handgun in the form of the Big Boy Revolver. Advertised by the company as the perfect match for a Big Boy rifle, the Henry Big Boy Revolver is a traditional double-action/single-action .357 Magnum that’s available with two styles of grips.
Henry says that the Big Boy Revolver is aesthetically modeled after the Big Boy rifle series. That translates to a revolver with a deeply blued and polished steel frame, American walnut grips and a polished brass trigger guard. The medium-sized frame sports a 6-round cylinder, a 4-inch barrel and traditional revolver sights with a fixed rear notch and an interchangeable front blade. As mentioned, it features a DA/SA trigger and is chambered for .38 Special/.357 Magnum.
The grip is the only difference between the two available Henry Big Boy Revolver models. Both are made of American walnut, but one is a small and rounded birdshead-style grip while the larger and more traditionally shaped variant is called the Gunfighter. Both are available now and share an MSRP of $928.
For more information, please visit henryusa.com.
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Looks like a late model High Standard revolver with perhaps some Colt Police Positive lines. Henry entering the revolver market might be a smart marketing move? Why now?
The MSRP puts it pretty close to what S&W sells their revolvers for. Or maybe just buy a Colt King Cobra for a bit less.
Even the Rock Island revolver is nicer or even the Kimber KS6. Please explain Henry.
Right! But they are so old butt ugly. Maybe that’s why they are interesting. They look like old H&R revolvers where you had to remove the cylinder pin to remove the cylinder to reload. Got one, love it, it was my dad’s office handgun.