Two limited-edition Henry Repeating Arms rifles—celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary—have been released and are now available at FFLs nationwide while they last. The guns are a tribute to the lever-action’s enduring legacy in America and the model that launched Henry Repeating Arms.
“In the gun-making business, twenty-five years makes us a new kid on the block, but I am endlessly proud of how far we have come,” said Anthony Imperato, CEO and founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “These new rifles are not only a toast to what we do best, which is building guns, but it’s a toast to every single one of our employees and customers that have made Henry Repeating Arms a part of their lives and keeps us striving for our very best day in and day out.”
Henry Repeating Arms began shipping its first rifle, the model H001 Classic Lever Action .22, 25 years ago from a small manufacturing facility near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. More than a million of the model have sold since then.
The company has introduced a 25th Anniversary version of that original, and only 5,000 of the limited editions will be made. Each feature semi-fancy genuine American walnut furniture and an engraved, nickel-plated receiver cover with 24-carat gold plated highlights. The rimfire’s tube magazine has a capacity for 15 rounds of .22 LR, 17 cartridges of .22 Long or 21 in .22 Short. There’s a fully adjustable semi-buckhorn sight at the rear and hooded blade front sight. MSRP comes in at $1,130.
The second limited-edition is a tribute to Benjamin Tyler Henry’s breakthrough design. His lever-action repeating rifle cemented itself in American history and the New Original Henry Deluxe Engraved 25th Anniversary Edition salutes that heritage with rosewood furniture Imperato hand-selected.
“It was love at first sight with this rosewood, and I immediately knew we needed to do something special with it,” said Imperato. “The richness and warmth of the wood is the perfect complement to our hardened brass and polished blued steel.”
Only 2,500 will be made, and the rifle is a faithful recreation of the original patent—excluding more robust construction and the changes required to digest modern .44-40 WCF cartridges. Magazine capacity is 13 rounds, and the guns wear a folding ladder rear sight, a brass blade up front, hardened brass crescent buttplate with a storage compartment and engraving across the hardened brass receiver flats. MSRP is $3,990.