Almost bought a Henry once. Then I learned that the reason they cycled so smoothly is because there is a POLYETHYLENE piece that the lever pivots against inside the action. I will buy no lever gun with plastic inside the action.
Also, the receiver is cast out of a zinc-based alloy, what we commonly call "pot metal." I was very fortunate my brother left me his Marlin 39A when he passed away. Now THAT is a quality lever gun. All walnut and steel ...