I agree...I own two henrys and they are by far smoother than any 39A I have owned and that was several. They are guaranteed for life..so if yu happen to have a problem...they will take care of it. Both of my Henry's the std model and the higer end Frontier with 24 in octagon and half magazine will shoot better that 98% of the people posting, and yes, that means you....every day of the week.Have several Henry's don't see anything cheap or wrong about them. The Marlin 39A is nice, but you can buy a Golden Boy and pocket a $100 difference. I also have a older Winchester 9422 XTR I bought from Wife's cousin. It's all in what you want.
The henry works fine, and shoots extremely well. I see alot of whining on the site about 39A's...which were very expensive to make and put themselves out of business. Sure you can pay $$$ for a used one...but why would you , You can buy a Henry or Browning that will shoot as well or better for less money and it will be new!.22 Levers
I've heard nothing but good about the Henry's, just never liked the looks. Seems people either like the styling or hate it. I guess if you've bought one or consider buying one the looks are o.k. with you. I like the Marlin 39A, have been looking unsuccessfully for the shorter, straight grip, 39M. I also have a Browning BL-22, sweet gun, light and compact.