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Big Boy Steel

Big Boy Steel

Made of Steel, Now In Rifle And Carbine

While we are fond of the brass tradition begun by B.T. Henry’s 1860 rifle, we do understand that today’s hunter may prefer something a shade lighter on the mountain, and the 2015 introduction of the Big Boy Steel carries on the same brush gun appeal of the brass-framed Big Boys in its overall configuration, but with upgraded features for the modern hunter, while weighing in 1.68lbs. less than its shiny cousin.

The 7lbs. steel Big Boy hangs its 20″ round barrel and checkered walnut furniture on a matte-finished blued steel frame that’s drilled & tapped for optional scope mounts, and uses the same adjustable Western-style sights as the standard Big Boy, with the same sliding transfer bar “safety” system in its hammer. Most of the weight savings is due to the steel frame being lighter than a brass counterpart to begin with, and less steel in the thinner barrel walls than an octagon version.

To make sure the steel Big Boy stays easy on the shoulder in any of its three calibers, the .357 Magnum/.38 Special, .44 Magnum/.44 Special, and .45 Colt; we use a black solid rubber recoil pad. For hands-free hiking up or down, it wears sling swivel studs; and we’ve also added a rifle-style fore-end cap instead of the usual carbine-type barrel band.

A perfect choice for the new straight-walled cartridge hunting laws in Ohio, Indiana, Southern Michigan, and those pending in other areas; with its subdued no-spook-em dark finish and easy-to-maneuver dimensions, we’ve got that brand new deer rifle you’ve been looking for right here.

And, the 2015 success of the Big Boy Steel model led to the 2016 introduction of the Big Boy Steel Carbine, in the same three calibers, with the same blued frame and round barrel, this time in 16.5” length. It comes with our glove-friendly oversized lever, and a seven-round magazine capacity. Nearly a half-pound lighter, and with an overall length of 34”, this is one trim partner to your favorite revolver in any of those three calibers, and it’s a great compact trailgun on its own.

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Specifications

Big Boy Steel .44 Mag/Spl»
Model Number
H012
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.44 Magnum/.44 Spl
Capacity
10 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
20"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:38
Overall Length
37.5"
Weight
7.00 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.
Big Boy Steel .45 Colt»
Model Number
H012C
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.45 Colt
Capacity
10 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
20"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:16
Overall Length
37.5"
Weight
7.00 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.
Big Boy Steel .327 Fed Mag»
Model Number
H012M327
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.327 Fed Magnum/.32 H&R Mag
Capacity
10 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
20"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:16
Overall Length
37.5"
Weight
7.00 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.
Big Boy Steel.357 Mag/.38 Spl»
Model Number
H012M
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.357 Magnum/.38 Spl
Capacity
10 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
20"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:16
Overall Length
37.5"
Weight
7.00 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.
Big Boy Steel .41 Mag»
Model Number
H012M41
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.41 Magnum
Capacity
10 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
20"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:18.75
Overall Length
37.5"
Weight
7.00 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.
Big Boy Steel Carbine .327 Fed Mag»
Model Number
H012MR327
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.327 Fed Magum/.32 H&R Mag
Capacity
7 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
16.5"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:16
Overall Length
34"
Weight
6.59 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.
Big Boy Steel Carbine .44 Mag/Spl»
Model Number
H012R
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.44 Magnum/.44 Spl
Capacity
7 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
16.5"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:38
Overall Length
34"
Weight
6.59 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.
Big Boy Steel Carbine .45 Colt»
Model Number
H012CR
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.45 Colt
Capacity
7 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
16.5"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:16
Overall Length
34"
Weight
6.59 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.
Big Boy Steel Carbine .357 Mag/.38 Spl»
Model Number
H012MR
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.357 Magnum/.38 Spl
Capacity
7 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
16.5"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:16
Overall Length
34"
Weight
6.59 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.
Big Boy Steel Carbine .41 Mag»
Model Number
H012MR41
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.41 Magnum
Capacity
7 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$850.00
Additional Specifications»
Barrel Length
16.5"
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:18.75
Overall Length
34"
Weight
6.59 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14"
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs.

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Customer Comments

Mark Vertanen

Mr. Imperato,

Just wanted to say just unboxed my new .357 steel carbine, and it's just beautiful.

In the past I have been in manufacturing, created a brand, designed and built products, your product looks like it jumped off the drawing into 3D , fit and finish is perfect.

Proud it's made in the USA, keep up the good work hope you have continued great success.

Can't wait for deer season

Mark Vertanen
Ames Iowa

Jeff Babcock

Dear Mr. Imperato,

I emailed you last week stating I had purchased a Henry Rile – a Big Boy Steel to be exact. I loved the look when I took it out of the box, and I love it even more now that I’ve been to the range (3x)!

It shoots like a dream. You should see what it does to a 1/2 liter water bottle! LOL. The bottle is about 2 ½ inches across. From 25 yards, I hit them 4 out of 4 times. I’m an OK shot, but this rifle makes me a better marksman.

Just wanted to let you know, I think you have a GREAT product.

Thanks for keeping it American!

Jeff Babcock
“Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,
Jesus Christ and the American G. I.
One died for your soul; the other for your freedom”.

Gregg Scott

I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed my Henry Rifle. I bought a big boy steel in .44 mag because I thought my grand daughter would be able to deer hunt with it. Do to sports she could not hunt but I did slip out and shoot a doe with it. She does love shooting it and we have had a ball very little recoil and really accurate I think a 45-70 is in my future

Thanks,
Greg Scott

Buddy Van Sickle

Mr. Imperato,

I am a journeyman stamping die builder with over 40 years of engineering, precision machining and grinding, and die building, so when I tell you that my Henry is as quality a piece of equipment as I’ve ever had in my hands, you can believe it. And I’m proud to say it. Keep up the wonderful work on this American classic.

With Respect,

Buddy Van Sickle
Liberty Center, OH

Charles E Clark JR

I just purchased my 3rd Henry a Big Boy Steel H012M 357/38. I wanted to congratulate the Henry team for another great rifle.
Outstanding wood to metal finish, the action is smooth as butter.
I can wait to take her to the range and test how she shoots.

I also just placed and order for a Scope mount to help my elderly eyes.

Thanks again! God Bless and have a Very Merry Christmas.

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The Henry Guarantee

From Owner, Anthony Imperato

“Henry owners have my personal guarantee to make certain that they are 100% satisfied with their purchase of our rifles. If you are going to spend your money on a Henry, I can assure you that we will do whatever it takes to make sure that you are happy that you bought a Henry.” - Anthony Imperato