IMHO Henry is a decent rifle. I've owned a Golden Boy in .22LR for many years with zero problems. It's accurate as well based on my skill level. They're getting kind of pricey nowadays but if you keep your eyes open you can run across some decent deals from Sportsmans, Cabelas, etc.
Purchased an octagon barrel 22lever rifle I plan to pass down to my daughter.It'll shoot 22lr,22 long, and 22 short. And remember you don't have to worry about malfunctions or using high velocity ammo as you don't have to worry about jams. Go for it, you won't regret it.
I, too, purchased a Henry Octagon in 22 LR. Added a set of Skinner Peep sights. P.S. Skinner customer support is fantastic. I watched the Hickok45 YouTube video before I purchased the Henry. Have yet to shoot it but very soon!