Henry Mare's Leg in .22 Magnum

Ray I.
by Ray I.

Henry Repeating Arms recently released their version of a Mare’s Leg chambered in .22 Magnum. What’s a Mare’s Leg you ask? It’s essentially a lever-action rifle with the barrel and stock chopped off. It was made popular by Steve McQueen’s character in the TV show Wanted: Dead or Alive. Woody Harrelson’s character also used one in the movie Zombieland.

Henry also has Mare’s Legs available in .45 Colt, .44 Magnum and .357 Magnum as well as .22LR and Magnum. Their centerfire offerings have a capacity of 5 rounds with their .22LR having a 10 round capacity. Their new .22 Magnum version holds 8 rounds and weights in at 4.45lbs with an overall length of 25 inches. They’re made in the USA and have a MSRP of $450 for the 22 Magnum version. Check out HenryRifles.com for more info.

Ray I.
Ray I.

Long time gun enthusiast, Sci-Fi nerd, Whiskey drinker, online marketer and blogger. My daily firearms musings can be found over at my gun blog ArmoryBlog.com and Instagram.Shoot me an email at ray.i@staff.thefirearmblog.com

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  • Zebra Dun Zebra Dun on Apr 24, 2015

    A fun gun to play with, maybe to carry as a car/truck SHTF weapon but for my money I'll take a revolver any day in any of the calibers offered.
    Unless it can be changed legally to a SBR with a stock.

  • Jeff Heeszel Jeff Heeszel on Apr 25, 2015

    I haven't researched the gun from Dead or Alive, but how many rounds could that possibly hold? 2 or 3? I always get a laugh seeing him go through 7 or 8 shots in the show without reloading. Damn McQueen's acting in that show is lousy! There is a channel called "heroes and Icons" that plays that show and a lot of other cool stuff

    • Tom mozisek Tom mozisek on May 02, 2015

      @Jeff Heeszel McQueens mares leg actually was a 44-40 so it held probably 7 + 1, He carried the 45 - 70 cartridges on his gun belt just for visual effects.