BAYONNE, N.J., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country's leading rifle manufacturers, donated 100 custom rifles with proceeds to benefit Grayson Sutton, a 4-year old from Sedan, KS who has been battling Primary Pulmonary Hypertension since May. The disease caused her to spend 45 days in Denver Children's Hospital during which she underwent a heart catheter, two lung biopsies, two lung lavages and had a central line placed so her medicine can be continuously delivered. Eventually she will most likely need a lung transplant. Grayson travels to Denver monthly for testing and medication updates.
The Henry Frontier .22 Lever Action rifle has been customized with a hand-painted sunflower, the state flower of Kansas, along with the script "Get Well Grayson" on the American walnut buttstock. The rifles bear custom serial numbers ranging from GWG001 to GWG100. Serial number 1 will be auctioned on www.gunbroker.com starting September 15th and will conclude Saturday, November 29th. The other 99 units will be sold by authorized Henry dealers (gun shops) throughout Kansas starting September 15th. The United Sporting Goods Company's distribution outlet Simmons Guns in Olathe, KS will distribute the rifles to Henry dealers. Interested consumers should visit their local Henry dealer as soon as possible. The 100 Get Well Grayson rifles are expected to generate in excess of $40,000.
Miss Sutton's family received nearly $10,000 from Henry Repeating Arms in July after a custom Golden Boy .22 rifle was raffled at the Chautauqua County Fair and Rodeo in Sedan, KS. That rifle bore the inscription: "Get well Grayson. We are all rooting for you. Ranch Rodeo, July 10th, 2014." The serial number was Grayson's initials and birthdate: GRS011810. The rifle generated $4,900 at the event and Anthony Imperato, the company's President, also donated $5,000. Both donations were made as part of Henry's Guns For Great Causes program. Imperato explains, "Our prayers are with Grayson and her family. It's an honor to do whatever we can to help them get through this challenging time."
About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the country's leading rifle manufacturers. Their legendary name dates back to 1860 when Benjamin Tyler Henry invented and patented the first practical repeating rifle during the Civil War. It became known as the "gun you could load on Sunday and shoot all week long." Henry rifles went on to play a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and soon became one of the most legendary, respected and sought after rifles in the history of firearms. President Lincoln's Henry hangs in The Smithsonian and has become a national treasure. The company's manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.
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