To match my Blackhawk pistol in .41 Magnum..I purchased another Henry rifle in the same calibration. And in like manner I have taken it out to my garage and cleaned it ....before applying a thin coating of this Dow Corning M55 silicone O-ring grease as a moisture barrier. Also cycled ten rounds of my .41 magnum reloads....through it just to check the loading and ejection properties of this rifle...as did I in my previous purchase of the Henry .38 Special/.357 Magnum rifle. No hang ups ...or problems in the loading and ejection of this rifle as well. This rifle however seems to be just a bit more stiff than the .38 Special/.357 Magnum rifle. I think both rifles will loosen up in time and usage. It is just newly manufactured stiffness. Do not know when I will get time to shoot both of them but I will figure it out with this work schedule. This .41 Magnum has a full length 20 inch barrel ..versus the 16.5 inch carbine barrel on the .38 Special/.357 Magnum rifle previously purchased. Both are blued steel rifles..no bling for me. Thanks, Watcherchris Not an Ishmaelite.