puma guy wrote:.... I also noted that they make the 464 in .22 caliber and found them for about $330 at Tombstone guns. They may be a decent alternative to Marlin 39's, which are now only available from the custom shop and Henry's.
I bought a .22 Henry Lever Action Octogon Rifle
about 2 weeks after I bought that Marlin (I posted about it here....
), and it is a dandy. I love that little rifle. First, it is drop-dead beautiful. It is also accurate as heck for an iron-sighted rifle. I also own two other .22 rifles: a M&P15-22, and a cheap Savage 64 semiauto. I can state with absolute certainty that, if I had to pick just one of them to keep for the zombie apocalypse, I’d take the Henry over the S&W, capacity notwithstanding; and I’d take it over either
of the other two rifles for mechanical reliability. And actually, the Henry’s magazine tube will
hold either 16 rounds of .22 LR or 21 rounds of .22 short, compared to the S&W’s 23 rounds of .22 LR, so the capacity discrepancy isn’t THAT big of a difference. Everyone knows that from not too far away, you can still pop a zombie in the head with a .22 short and kill it.....as long as it penetrates the skull. If you shoot into the eye socket, you eliminate that problem. Since zombie eyes glow in the dark, they make easy targets at night, even with iron sights. Plus, the lever action Henry is mechanically
quieter than either of the other two .22s.