Henry Honors Border Patrol 100th Anniversary With Tribute Edition Rifles

posted on March 5, 2024
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The National Origins Act—enacted on May 26, 1924—officially created the U.S. Border Patrol. Prior to that time, unauthorized entry into the United States was limited to a relatively unorganized and grossly underfunded patchwork of efforts by the U.S. Department of Commerce, a few immigration inspectors, the U.S. Army and even the Texas Rangers.  

Henry Repeating Arms is commemorating the centennial this year with the introduction of a collection of officially licensed U.S. Border Patrol 100th Anniversary Tribute Edition rifles. The collectibles were created in partnership with the Border Patrol Museum and Memorial Library Foundation in El Paso, Texas, in honor of the agents and employees who have stood at the forefront of America’s security since its establishment.

The rifles are available to eligible customers at discounted factory-direct pricing, ensuring those who have served can obtain this symbol of their dedication and their agency’s enduring heritage. Purchases are limited to verified active-duty, retired and former Border Patrol agents and current Customs and Border Protection employees.

“We are honored to continue serving those who serve us by doing what we know how to do best, which is manufacturing firearms,” said Anthony Imperato, founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms. “These special Henry rifles are a token of our unwavering respect for the brave men and women who deserve our support now more than ever. It’s a challenging, dangerous job, and my hat’s off to all those who have worn the badge.”

Four unique U.S. Border Patrol 100th Anniversary Tribute Edition rifles are available. Two are built on Henry’s award-winning Golden Boy .22 S/L/LR platform, and the other two are built on its larger sibling, the Big Boy Brass .357 Mag/.38 Spl. as a nod to the caliber once widely used in the revolvers carried by Border Patrol agents.

Each platform provides the choice of two designs. One version shows the Department of Justice-issued badge used before the agency’s restructuring in 2003 when it became part of Homeland Security and renamed U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The other firearm features the badge issued today. All the rifles wear the new U.S. Border Patrol 100th anniversary commemorative badge, intricate scrollwork engraving, an engraved brick border motif around the edges of the receiver, and genuine American walnut stocks with the U.S. Border Patrol emblem engraved on the right side of the buttstock.

On March 1, 2003, the U.S. Border Patrol became part of Homeland Security and became U.S. Customs and Border Protection. To learn more about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, visit cbp.gov.


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