Henry Has Entered the Wheel Gun Game

Wisconsin-based Henry Repeating Arms continues to grow from its traditional lever-gun line and on Thursday introduced a pair of new 357 Magnum six-shooters.

The company’s first two entries in what is dubbed the Henry Big Boy Revolver line are both medium-framed double-action/single-action guns with swing-out cylinders. Each features a 4-inch barrel and is chambered in .357/.38, with the difference coming in the grip– one ships with square Gunfighter-style grips while the second has rounded compact Birdshead-style grips.

Featuring polished blued steel finishes and deluxe American walnut grips, these new wheel guns are meant more for target shooters and collectors. Note the exposed ejector rod and barrel profile that are very much akin in styling to a circa 1950s Colt Official Police.

More in my column at Guns.com.


  • Very nice, I’d love to have either style. Their MSRP is very high. It’s costs more than the any of the 4 Henry Rifles that I have.

  • So much not to like.
    Brass fittings, the ejector rod and accompanying machined barrel inset. What looks like a miniscule hammer spur. Is that logo on the grips a decal, or stamped ink?
    Just seems like a lack of interest in creating a true, classic modern revolver.

  • We can’t have them here, but it is still good news when somebody releases a new revolver.

    They ‘present’ as very, well, ‘Henry-ish’ don’t they? Not sure. Let’s see how they shoot eh?

    • Craig L Schieve

      I hope your not talking about California, I love the look of this gun, and I have a Henry long gun so I know its good quality

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