I REALLY wanted a Marlin 1894C in 357, but they are crazy expensive now. Today, you could get an extra $400 for the one you had.I LOVE lever action rifles. I had a Marlin .357 mfg in 1980. It looked brand new. When Marlin stopped being Marlin collectors went crazy for them.
I sold it for $850.00 with box to a collector, we both knew it was worth more but money was tight at the time.
I'm still kicking myself for selling an old Win 94/22 mag back before collectors went nuts for those. It also looked new.
All I ever did with them was shoot em a little and admire them a lot. Of course I got the itch for another L/A, wish Ruger made one.
I have a Winchester 1894 .30 WCF from ~1935 for no particular reason, and a Winchester/Browning/Miroku B-92 .44 Magnum - "because it's bad-ass".Very nice hodge...good caliber too !!
I currently own a Winchester Model 1894 Top Eject chambered in .30 WCF ( my Pennsylvania White Tail dropper ) circa 1977
and a Rossi Ranch Hand chambered in .44 Magnum / Special...circa 2013...because it's bad ass.
It's all in the Quality Control in manufacture of these 'tried and true' designs. QC costs money, especially in the beginning, when the majority of the rejects occur. The bean counters tend to be a bit shortsighted.hodge,
Seems like getting a good Marlin lever action rifle made by Rem is a hit or miss proposition.
If a person wants a good Marlin L/A, you gotta get an older one with the JM proof mark on the barrel.
You did good in choosing a Henry.