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“Original Henry Rifle” Tribute to B. Tyler Henry

      2014 SHOT Show Rifle Serial Number is BTHENRY001
  Auction # 383716318 
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Current Bid   $50,825.00    No Reserve!     Started at   $200.00
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Location   Newtown, CT 06470
Start   12/23/2013 7:30:00 PM ET  (This is a 14 day auction)
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“Original Henry Rifle” Tribute to B. Tyler Henry

Selected As 2014 SHOT Show Rifle

Serial Number is BTHENRY001






The names Henry and Henry Repeating Rifle have echoed through the annals of  the American firearms industry since 1860 and the Henry name  will again take center stage as a historic rifle created  in tribute to B. Tyler Henry has been selected as the 2014 SHOT Show Auction rifle.


The Henry Repeating Arms Company recently announced that they have begun production of the Original Henry Rifle design for the first time in 150 years. One of the first of these new rifles was set aside by Henry Repeating Arms to receive very special treatment in honor of the rifle’s iconic designer, Benjamin Tyler Henry. That superbly engraved and specially stocked firearm has been selected as the 2014 SHOT Show rifle.


The revolutionary Henry lever action-repeating rifle was the most important firearm of its time and went on to become one of the most legendary American firearms of all time. Patented in 1860 and used during the Civil War, the rifle's rapid-fire capability and high-capacity tubular magazine stood in amazing contrast to its single-shot musket counterparts.


The Henry rifle became known as the rifle you could "Load on Sunday and shoot all week long." After the war, the Henry rifle headed west and went on to play a significant role in the homesteading of that great frontier.


Now, the Original Henry Rifle is back in all its American-made glory. This Original Henry Rifle is virtually identical to its history-making forerunner in all aspects, except caliber. This modern rifle is .44-40 caliber. The 1860 version was .44 Rimfire. The .44 Rimfire was also invented by B. Tyler Henry, but is now an obsolete cartridge. Every other facet of this new Original Henry remains true to its inventor and, in his honor, each gun's serial number in the new production will begin with the initials BTH. The only exception will be this SHOT Show Henry Tribute rifle, which will feature serial number BTHENRY001.


“The Henry Rifle and its designer, B. Tyler Henry, are deserving of the most thoughtful tribute we can create and Henry Repeating Arms is proud to create this special tribute and make it available to Henry Rifle enthusiasts,” commented Anthony Imperato, a 35-year firearms industry veteran and President of Henry Repeating Arms. “Often a special firearm like this will end up locked away in the company vault or in the collection of the company President,” Imperato said. “We are tremendously excited that this rifle will be made available as the 2014 SHOT Show rifle where it can be viewed and bid on by modern day Henry Rifle collectors and fans.”


 These new Original Henry Rifles are likely to find many anxious buyers. Only 13,000 of the original Henrys were manufactured in the 1860s and nice examples have auctioned for more than $500,000.00. According to the Rock Island Auction Company, an iron-framed Henry from the 1860s recently set the record as the most expensive standard nineteenth century American rifle ever sold--with an auction price of $603,750.00.


This 2014 SHOT Show Auction Henry only needs to auction for more than $136,014.00 to break the SHOT Show Auction record.


The SHOT Show Henry was hand engraved at Baron Engraving of Trumbull, CT. Engraving features elaborate scroll and the likeness of  B. Tyler Henry on the right side of the receiver, a hand engraving of the original Henry factory on the left side and monogram BTH on the butt plate.


The artisans at Baron Engraving have engraved more SHOT Show rifles than any other manufacturer or engraving company.

“Our Henry rifles have developed a great reputation for handsome wood,” commented Imperato. “But I am comfortable in saying that no rifle has ever left our plant with a nicer example of select American walnut than this B. Tyler Henry Tribute.

As a special addition to this 2014 SHOT Show rifle auction, the high bidder and a guest will be invited to visit the Henry Repeating Arms factory in Bayonne, New Jersey, receive a signed letter of Authenticity during dinner with Henry President, Anthony Imperato, receive a special package of Henry collector and promotional items and have pictures taken with the rifle and Henry executives. This trip is at the option of the high bidder and will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of high bidder and Henry Repeating Arms executives. Travel expenses are not included.


The rifle will be displayed at the SHOT Show in a custom-built walnut display case (see photo.) This case will also go to the high bidder to enhance display of this historic rifle at the high bidder's home or place of business.


The SHOT Show auction is administered by the Hunting Heritage Trust for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). All proceeds from the auction will benefit programs to further America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage.


The funds generated through the Treasures & Traditions auction will benefit the Hunting Heritage Trust. Its mission is to provide support for innovative programs and strategic actions that will help perpetuate America's hunting and shooting sports heritage. The Hunting Heritage Trust is recognized as a 501c3 public charity by the IRS. 

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