Originally Posted by glock_19guy1983
I would go with a marlin 39A. I learned to shoot with mine when I was 7. Also my marlin is 71 years old and still a fine shooter. Im not so sure a henry will be able to make that claim.
The Marlins are beautiful, that's for sure. But they also cost twice as much as the Henry, and are a lot heavier, too.
Also, there is the whole Remlin issue. If you can find one made in North Haven, they are great. The ones made in the new Remington factory have had a lot of mixed reviews.