I think if you know somebody that has a Marlin .22 lever action that you can shoot, you will like the worksmanship, the material its made of, and its takedown cleaning simplicity hands down over the yellow boy.
The Marlin is quality with a capital Q, but may be more expensive. I have owned two and still have one. A neighbor brought me a Henry with accuracy problems to shoot, I was not impressed....
FWIW I would support the Henry 22 lever action. I love my S&W M&P in 45 ACP (not a big fan of the 9mm not criticizing those who like it, just not a round I have much faith in) and have also read of problems with the Judge (concept is awesome, QC is the issue).
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