Henry Repeating Arms recently announced that it has manufactured its one-millionth Lever Action .22 rifle, known as the model H001. As with all Henry firearms and any product that bears the Henry name, the H001 is made in America and sold in more than 30 countries worldwide.
The first Henry Lever Action .22 rifles began shipping in March of 1997 from the original Henry factory in Brooklyn, New York. The model was introduced with the corporate motto, “Made in America and Priced Right.” The company moved production in September of 2008 to its current 110,000-square-foot facility in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Several variations of the H001 were added over the years, including a youth model, a carbine with a large loop lever, octagon-barreled editions, and additional calibers in .22 Magnum and .17 HMR. (More than two million H001 series rifles have been sold when counting these variations.) They are popular among firearms enthusiasts, in particular squirrel and varmint hunters, farmers, rimfire target shooters, and plinkers. After two decades, it still remains an exceptional value for consumers.
Anthony Imperato, president and owner of Henry Repeating Arms, reminisces:
“When I attended the SHOT Show in 1996, I displayed the prototype H001 on top of an eight-foot folding table. We didn’t have a big-budget booth, and it was a no-frills affair. I had no idea that it would go on to be a top seller, a staple of the firearms industry. My goal was to deliver value; quality; a smooth, reliable action; and, of course, made in America.
“This is the rifle that put Henry Repeating Arms on the map, energized the lever-action market, and resurrected the Henry name. Hitting the one-million milestone validates that we have done something right. I couldn’t be more humbled by the incredible response and support Henry has received over the past two decades. I remain forever grateful to our customers, distributors, dealers, and employees.”
Recognizing the significance of Henry Repeating Arms’ milestone, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association of the firearms industry, selected the one-millionth H001 as the 2018 SHOT Show auction rifle. The historic gun is being auctioned now by the Hunting Heritage Trust on gunbroker.com and will conclude on January 26, 2018, the final day of the 2018 SHOT Show. Henry aims to surpass the SHOT Show auction record of $136,014, with all proceeds going to fund organizations that support the shooting sports, hunting, conservation, firearms safety, and those who defend the Second Amendment.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of firearms history. And we have decided to make this one-millionth H001 ever more special and unique,” Imperato said. “This is the first-ever H001 to feature a silver-finished receiver, which distinguishes the rifle and beautifies the custom, hand-engraved scroll patterns. The rich engraving is completed with inlaid 24-karat gold and is set off exquisitely by the exhibition-grade American walnut stock.”
This unique rifle was hand-engraved by the artisans at Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut.
For more information about the company and its products, visit henryusa.com or call (866) 200-2354.