By Jim Clary
USA – -(
The Henry Big Boy has been around for several years, chambered in .357 Magnum / .38 Spl, .44 Mag / .44 Spl, and .45 Colt. It is available in both brass frame and steel frame versions and has become popular with Cowboy Action shooters as well as hunters. However, there were some of us who “wished” that the Big Boy was available with a color case hardened frame.
Call it nostalgia or a dream of times long gone in the “Old West”, the desire for a color case hardened Big Boy would not go away. After some extensive market research, Henry agreed and determined that a color case hardened Big Boy was overdue.
During their research, Henry personnel determined that color case hardening was as much of an art as it was a science. There were only a few folks in the United States who possessed the necessary skill to produce quality color case products. They found one of the best in Texas, where else? Bobby Tyler and his wife Paige run a small custom shop called Tyler Gun Works in Friona, Texas. Bobby …Read the Rest