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About ChrisS

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  1. Thank you! If it were just me, it wouldn’t be my first choice either. Factoring in accessibility and medical conditions of family members, this is what works best.
  2. ChrisS

    Henry Axe

    I just bought one today... it is fun!
  3. I had some trouble convincing a couple LGS’s that this firearm was indeed legal in NJ and also not a handgun. They had me second guessing myself so I called Henry directly. They told me they couldn’t legally provide information on the status of this firearm but told me to contact Caso’s in Jersey City as they are well versed with both Henry’s and NJ gun law. I called and asked about the Axe, and not only did they confirm it is a legal non-NFA firearm in NJ but that they had one in stock. I made the trip up there and had the pleasure of meeting Lisa. What a great shop. All my purchases are going to Caso’s from now on. After purchasing the Axe, I immediately drove down to my local range to test it out. It points so easily and the recoil is almost nonexistent. I’m putting my Henry .410 shotgun up for sale. This Axe is now my home defense gun. as an aside, I also purchased a Henry .410 single shot from Buds... waiting for it to show up at the FFL. They had it marked down to $259. I already own the Henry single shot 20g and love it so I figured that for $100 less than I could find anywhere else, it was worth it. summary: 1- the Axe is awesome 2- Caso’s Gun-A-Rama is awesome 3-Henry makes phenomenal firearms.
  4. Awesome. Where are you located? Ever @ GSSC?
  5. I’ve been restoring old American axes for a while but have been on hiatus. Now I’m wondering if I have any project laying around the work shed.
  6. A maul and a felling axe are an excellent combo to have. The maul is great for plowing through wood that isn’t completely dried out or has twisted grain. The felling axe is easier to swing and all that’s needed for dry straight grain wood. Council Tool is a great manufacturer- they have an 8lb maul that goes for $35-40. For a companion piece, they offer a single bit 3.5lb Dayton pattern axe and a 3.5lb double bit. I’d personally go with the double bit as one side can be sharpened to a convex edge and the other at a narrower angle. a wedge is also handy... just don’t use the poll of the axe to beat the wedge as it isn’t tempered like the blade edge. both axes are available @ harryepstein.com
  7. I picked up my Henry .410 last week and just received a case of Remington 000 buck home defense in the mail. I’m wondering if I can use these with the full choke. I cut one shell open and dropped a ball down the barrel... goes right through. I did pull the wad/cup out and it doesn’t fit (barely) through the choke. Should I buy another less restrictive choke or is there nothing to worry about? Thanks!
  8. So I looked things over this morning and tried removing the lever and bolt. it was much easier than I thought it would be. One screw dropped the lever, the bolt slid out, and the shell followed. Thank you all for your help!
  9. The shell is stuck between the tube and the bolt, not in the barrel. I just got off the phone with Alan from Henry and he told me to take the lever off at which point I can slide the bolt out the back. The shell should be able to follow it out at that point. I was contemplating getting a large loop... I guess I’ll be ordering it ASAP and installing it while I fix this issue!
  10. While teaching proper loading and unloading of a shotgun my buddy accidentally dropped my 3” shells into the tube of my Henry 410 lever. He was unable to cycle the first shell and after emptying the tube we realized what happened. I’ve never had this happen to me before and don’t want to mangle my new shotgun so it’s back in the safe with the lever open. Any ideas how I can remedy this? I’ll be getting rid of these 3” shells as soon as I get the last one out of the gun.
  11. Yes but I’m not keeping the gun (nothing to do with fitting in the cabinet). I just wanted to try a .410 and it’s just not for me. I don’t like holding on to things I don’t use. It’ll be going up in the classifieds section in a couple days.
  12. Picked it up from HD and set it up. I’m very happy with it. Is it a legit safe? Absolutely not. Is it more substantial than a cabinet? I believe it is. I’ve got 4 guns in there, with one being a bolt. Without a bolt, I could get five in, but the new plan is to sell the bolt and the 12g and purchase an O/U so I’ll end up with three guns in there and plenty of extra room.
  13. Shore Shot has an old single shot .22 bolt for sale. I just googled .22 singles and if I remember correctly, it looked very much like a Winchester 1904. There was a crack in the stock on the forearm end and it appears to have been sanded down, but the tag said $125 and they were willing to sell it to me for $100.
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