BAYONNE, N.J., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Repeating Arms, one of the leading firearms manufacturers in the United States announced that it has manufactured the one-millionth Lever Action .22 rifle- known as the model H001. As with all Henry firearms and any product that bears the Henry name, it is made in America and sold in over 30 countries worldwide.
The first Henry Lever Action .22 rifles started shipping in March of 1997 from their original 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 their current 110,000 sq. ft. facility in Bayonne, New Jersey. Over the years, several variations of the H001 were added 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 2 million H001 series rifles have sold counting these variations. They are popular among firearms enthusiasts, in particular squirrel and varmint hunters, farmers, rimfire target shooters and "plinkers." After 2 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 8-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," Imperato continues. "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 our employees."
Auction will benefit organizations that support conservation, hunting, firearms safety, shooting sports programs and the 2nd Amendment
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 Friday, January 26, 2018, the final day of the 2018 SHOT Show. All proceeds from the auction will fund organizations that support the shooting sports, hunting, wildlife conservation, firearms safety, and those who defend the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.
"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," added Imperato. "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-carat 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, CT.
Henry Repeating Arms is aiming to surpass the SHOT Show auction record of $136,014. This one-of-one rifle is available for sale at a public auction on Gunbroker.com. The auction will conclude on January 26, 2018.
For more information about the company and its products visit www.henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354.
About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading firearms manufacturers in the country, and the leading lever action manufacturer. Their company motto is 'Made In America Or Not Made At All,' and their products come with a lifetime guarantee backed by award-winning customer service. The original Henry rifle played a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and is one of the most legendary, respected and sought-after rifles in the history of firearms. The company's manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.
SOURCE Henry Repeating Arms