I salivated when I saw their new side gate rifles. They're kind of hard to get, though. One of these days, one might make it into my hands. I had no idea they were making all-weather versions of them now. Oooh boy. I think that's going to be my next lever gun, right there.Henry now has some side gate rifles.
My only complaint with Henry is the weight. Their Big Boy in .44mag is a chore to carry in the woods while hunting, I never had that problem with the Marlin 1894. I regret selling that Marlin now.
Here is one of their "All weather" side gate rifles (just in case the new marlins don't fit your needs).
Big Boy rifles in revolver calibers established the original reputation of our centerfire models. These All-Weather versions let you hunt in the rain and the snow with no fear of creeping rust. We have further upgraded these rifles to include a side loading gate for rapid magazine top-off while...www.henryusa.com
I wouldn't be surprised if it did. Only so many probably were ever made, and that can convey value in and of itself.I have an 1894 Remlin in .357 that's a sweet shooter. Who knows.. maybe it has some collectors value.
I had one and it cost me a deer. It jammed feeding the 1st round and it took me a while to clear it. It had loading issues. One of my grandsons got an early inheritance with my 1894CS 357.To the best of my knowledge, Marlin made a 336 .44 mag for 2 or 3 years in the 1960's, but they never made a 336 .357 mag.
I also remember that they had a number of problems with the 336, in .44 mag, thus they came out with the 1894.
That is if my memory is correct.