Henry Repeating Arms millionth .22 lever action rifle
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A million seconds is 11.57 days. In other words, a million is a lot. So it’s safe to say Henry Repeating Arms has sold a lot of .22 lever action rifles since it began production in March of 199. In Brooklyn, New York, no less. Before they moved production to Bayonne, New Jersey, would you believe it. We’re talking one million model H001s. Our good friends at gunbroker.com are auctioning-off Henry’s 1mth rifle for hunting charities. [Press release below.] Failing that, to paraphrase Woody, if you don’t have a Henry .22 lever gun, get one! 

One Million Sold And Counting – Henry Repeating Arms Reaches Historic Milestone – Serial Number One-Million
Iconic firearms manufacturer announces the production of the one-millionth Henry Lever Action .22 rifle in its 20th Anniversary year

BAYONNE, NJ – December 18, 2017 – 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.

Former home of Henry Repeating Arms factory in Brooklyn, New York (courtesy es2usa.blogspot.com)

The first Henry Lever Action .22 rifles started shipping in March of 1997 from their original factory in Brooklyn, New York (above). 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.”

Henry Repeating Arms' millionth .22 lever action rifle left side

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, conservation, firearms safety, and those who defend the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.

Henry Repeating Arms' one millionth lever action rifle serial number

“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 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.

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  1. Nice… Oh also Ruger just put out a new EC9s. Think of that as an SD9VE version of the LC9s. Looks like MSRP is 299.99

    • Didn’t know about this. Looks great for what’s going to be a sub $300 gun. Could probably just take an old LC9 slide and put it on this and have the adjustable sights on a bargain priced gun.

      Yeah, if there are any LC9 owners out there who’ve wanted to upgrade to the LC9s, but haven’t due to the price, this may just be the ticket.

  2. Whoever wins it, it won’t be nearly as awesome as President Coolidge’s number 1 million lever action.

  3. Figuring 20 years and 250 production days per year, That works out to about 200 of these babies per day coming out of the factory.

    Henry is a great American manufacturing success story.

  4. Purchased youth model for my son, shot great,smooth action. One day son levers action,BANG, ” don’t put your finger on the trigger” I YELL. ” dad, I didn’t, it just went off” Very weak trigger spring wasn’t returning trigger. I fixed it , no big deal or calls to company. However neither I nor my son were impressed when I removed the side plates for disassembly. Looked like a kids cap gun. There good guns, but they ain’t no Marlin 39

  5. Only a million? I would have thought they’d sold more than that. They’re extremely popular and common.

    • Only 10MM more and they can catch up to the Marlin Glenfield Model 60…

      Though they’re really close to Remmy Nylon 66 numbers.

    • I think they’re only counting the H001 in .22lr. The number could double or triple if you included the Golden Boy, octagon barreled models, and the other chamberings that are available in the same platform but designated with different model numbers.

      Then again, it could be a matter of what’s visible on the range vs. what’s languishing in safes and closets. You don’t see the several million circa-1970 to turn-of-the-century Marlin Model 60’s that aren’t being used, but you do see the relatively new purchases out there, and more of those are Henry. Maybe…just thinking out loud here.

      • The Marlin 60 I bought in the 80’s didn’t hold up. Long term it didn’t have the staying power of my 10-22. The 60 is in pieces in the garage rafters.

        • jwm, Interesting. Though I don’t have one newer than the late ’70s, I haven’t heard about issues with ’80s quality before.

          What happened?

          Ing, save for the weekendwarriors and their tacticool 10-22s, I still see more Model 60s in actual use, at least in the MW boonies. YMMV and all that.

        • Literally shook itself to pieces. Mag tube fell off. Cartridge lifter thingy quit lifting. One thing after another.

          I’m a Marlin fan. At least the older guns. And this one rifle doesn’t mean they all suck. But this one did. Big time.

          My 10/22 is bone stock except for the peep sights I put on it. Never a hitch or stutter. Could be a little more accurate, but that could be me.

          My Toz made Winchester bolt gun is more accurate than I am. By far and with cheap glass on it.

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