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Henry Repeating Rifle's Henry Rifle repro for $3,495.00 (courtesy

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 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.

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  1. Man i needs me some lever action! Haven’t seen anything outside of 30-30 on the shelves in way too long now.

    • You’re kidding, in my area (NW OR) .30-30 has been harder to come by than .22. Up ’til about a week or two ago I hadn’t seen any on shelves in months.

      • Darn, I would have traded you box for box of .22 for 30-30, hell they had Remington core-lock for $11 a box at dunhams sports in MI most of this summer.

  2. I hear most people like their Henrys, but my golden boy in 22 WMR is a really beautiful paperweight. It worked well when I purchased it… Now it will not cycle, feed, or fire. Probably less than 200 rounds through it.

    • Why wouldn’t you contact Henry support about your rifle? Unless the issue was your fault, they WILL fix it on their dime. Henry’s customer support is second to none. I’ve never had an issue with my Henry rifles, but I have contacted them about parts and other technical questions. Never had anything but excellent service. I know others who have had to get warranty support and Henry was quick to fix their issues.

      I never understood the whole “paperweight mentality” some consumers have. You spent a lot of money on that rifle. If it doesn’t work, get the manufacturer to fix it.

    • Especially for what you get. I bought a used Marlin from an old timer for $200 and a Smith Model 10 and haven’t looked back.

      • You either bought that Marlin a long time ago, or you got really, really lucky. Ever since the “Remlin” debacle, prices for pre-merger used Marlins (when you can find one for sale) have risen into the “stoopid” levels, too.

  3. The regular .22LR Henry I can get for $300 at the PX if they order it. I missed out on one a month ago that someone ordered and didn’t want. It didn’t make it to my next payday 6 days later. I’d love to find a .357 or .44 mag lever gun because it would be fun.

    • Agree on the .357 , I’m thinking that I want a henry this spring, but hoping .22 back on store shelves.

  4. Man, I want one of those. Almost there…only about $3,490 to go.

    In the meantime, I guess I’ll have to be content with the Henry rifles I do have. A base model .22 and a Golden Boy .22 (technically belongs to my teenage son, but I bought it and it lives in my safe, so I still count it in my collection). Sweet little shooters. And yes, we do actually take the Golden Boy to the range. A few scratches on the butt plate, but none on the receiver (yet).

  5. Buy a black recivered .22 hex barrel. Remove receiver cover. Soak in paint stripper. You now have a silver boy. Wax the metal with a hard paste wax like Johnson’s and it will prevent oxidation. Spend money saved on .22 shorts which are fun to shoot out of this great shooter.

    • I got a .22lr, octagon barrel with black receiver. When I saw the Golden Boy came with a protective receiver sock, I figured it might be a scratch magnet. Creating a Silver Boy the way you suggest should be pretty durable. Plus you won’t have the slippery buttstock that a Golden Boy has.

  6. Get the Henry .45-70. It has an 18 1/2″ barrel, and the tube magazine holds 6 rounds. All kinds of fun in the woods!

  7. I really must get a Henry. I’ve had a Golden Boy in .22 WMR on my list forever but something always seems to keep popping up and pushing it down.

  8. Yeah! as a Henry fan this is great….boo that they are doing a limited run for collectors sucks. This may fetch 5K in a few years but I do not collect so this will not make it to my safe.

    • The address redirects to that one, and it’s what they had in the press release.

  9. I really want a lever gun, but damn if those aren’t way, way too expensive. I haven’t really researched lever actions at all, but I feel like $1,450 for a .44 Mag is at least twice the going rate for a good quality gun.

    • These are “special edition” models with engraving and fancy stocks and what-not. The standard Henry Big Boy .44 will cost you about $750.

  10. I’m trying to wrap my head around the idea that these rifles are priced too high. Face it- there are a bunch of moving parts and quality takes time. Time costs money. People have to put their hands on these rifles to make them fit together.

    If you want to pay less, pay for something that hasn’t been touched as much.

    • Exactly.

      People think that some AR, made out of cheez-whiz and aluminum, are worth about $1K…. but they think rifles made of more expensive metals and real walnut, with embellishments, should go for chump change down at Wally World.

  11. I bought a Golden Boy Sierra about a year ago, and still can’t bring myself to take it to the range. Picking up a blued octagon, won’t fret over that as much.

  12. Henry products are a ”10”,i just love my .22 hoo1t with beautiful wood. everyone admires it !!!!!!

  13. I won the 44 big boy in a 5 dollar volunteer fireman raffle and ive wanted one for 34 years couldn’t be happier but I was mistaken I also entered another 5 dollar raffle at rural king for a riding lawn mower and low and behold I won it 2 butt the kicker is I asked if there was a cash exchange for the mower I got a 1000 gift card and bought the silver eagle with it im on cloud nine.whom ever I leave them to in my will cry when they find out I left one to them but not my funeral lol cant wait to send it in to henry to get the golden engraved to match the silver eagle and yes they will get shot not worried about it getting scratched because if u are a safe shooter I think I can safely handle the gun with out scratching it

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