Nick’s got a pet peeve: gunmakers who make a minor variation on an existing model and then make a big deal about it like it’s a brand new rifle. Personally, I like variations on a theme. I’ve got more than one Glock and now, maybe, a brace of Henry Repeating Rifles. Specifically, their “new” Henry Silver Eagle: a Golden Boy .22LR with a nickel finish receiver, buttplate and barrel band. I’m WAY too OCD to own a Golden Boy; one major scratch and I’d be on edge anytime I even thought about the gun. But man is that rifle a sweet shooter—everything a Marlin should be except dirt cheap ($849.95). Speaking of dear, the Original Henry Rifle repro’s finally made it to production. The limited-to-1000 examples edition sells for $3,495. (Also too shiny for Mr. OCD.) As for the “Muddy Girl” mini bolt gun and the “tastefully executed farm theme” Golden Boy, uh, sure. Meanwhile, the existing line-up. ‘Nuff said Nick? [Press release after the jump.]
BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY – As the leading manufacturer of lever action rifles, Henry Repeating Arms will expand its offerings in 2014 with several new models. In 2013 Henry announced the return of the Original Henry Rifle, made in the USA for the first time in 150 years. In 2014 Henry will introduce a deluxe engraved version of the Original Henry Rifle .44-40 featuring a fancy American walnut stock and an 1860s period style engraved hardened brass receiver. The limited edition of 1000 units will feature serial numbers ranging from BTH00001 to BTH01000. MSRP $3,495.00.
Henry’s lineup of Golden Boy Tribute Editions will welcome the arrival of the American Farmer Tribute Edition honoring those who feed the world. The rifle will feature tastefully executed farm theme embellishments on the buttstock and receiver. MSRP $1,020.00. Caliber .22LR. Rounding out their line of recognition rifles will be a second edition of Henry’s popular Coal Miners Tribute Edition .22LR MSRP $1,020.00 as well as a Henry Big Boy American Oilman Tribute edition .44MAG MSRP $1,450.00.
The new for 2014 Henry Mini Bolt “Muddy Girl” edition featuring the Muddy Girl camo pattern will be a single-shot stainless steel .22 caliber youth rifle. It’s the ideal starter gun for girls or for experienced gals who like their rifle to be lightweight, compact and fun. MSRP $275.00. Caliber .22LR.
The Henry Silver Eagle, built on the Golden Boy platform with nickel finish receiver, buttplate and barrel band will be an incredible value for an engraved rifle with a MSRP of only $849.95. Caliber .22LR.
For more information visit www.henryrifles.com or call 201-858-4400.
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. 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.