Henry’s New Magnum Rifles

    327 Magnum carbine

    When the .327 Federal Magnum was introduced, it looked like it could be a great alternative to the .38 Special. It offered performance close to the .357 Magnum with recoil more akin to a heavy .38 +P load. The big benefit was its smaller diameter allowed for six shots instead of five in J-frame sized wheel guns.

    Fast forward a few years and the .327 Magnum hasn’t really caught on. A few guns have come and gone, but for the most part it is just lingering about.

    A few people have noted that the cartridge might make for an interesting choice in a carbine platform. Henry Repeating Arms appears to have heard the musing and will offer lever guns for the cartridge in 2017.

    Four Henry models will shoot the .327 Federal Magnum: the Big Boy Classic, Big Boy Carbine, Big Boy Steel and the Big Boy Steel Carbine. The first pair will be offered at $899.95 while the two steel models will carry a suggested retail of $850.00.

    If you want a very light shooting option, these guns will also chamber and fire the .32 H&R Magnum cartridge.

    Henry also announced the company was expanding its offerings of .41 Magnum rifles. Earlier this year, the company rolled out the cartridge in the Big Boy Steel. For 2017, the .41 Magnum will also be available in the Big Boy Classic, Big Boy Carbine and Big Boy Steel Carbine.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.