For all the usual reasons, I virtually never buy new firearms, but made an exception this once and bought new a Henry pump. Actually, it was sitting for awhile at an LGS; it doesn't have the new parts Henry started using a couple of months ago. I have perhaps a hundred rounds through it, and so far I like it a lot. I have several other pump .22's and I'll try to give a brief summary of my impressions of a comparison when I get a bit more mileage on it, but there is one thing I want to alert others to right off, namely, check the forestock screws for tightness. A member here recently posted about (IIRC) the screw at the bottom front falling out, so I checked mine first thing, and, sure enough, that screw was loose. As has been frequently commented upon by others, this place is a real treasure trove of useful info.