Wisconsin-based Henry Repeating Arms lifted the curtain this week on a short run of limited edition lever guns celebrating Benjamin Tyler Henry’s upcoming 200th birthday. 

Capped at just 200 specially-marked rifles chambered in .44-40 WCF, the special anniversary release pays tribute to the father of the lever-action Model 1860

Born in New Hampshire on March 22, 1821, Mr. Henry was a gifted gunsmith who worked with Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson of S&W fame and early firearm investor Oliver Winchester on the curious Volcanic series guns before patenting the .44-caliber rifle which bears his name-- the world's first reliable lever-action repeating rifle-- in 1860.  

“The lever-action rifle is one of America’s unique contributions to international firearms design, and we take a great deal of pride in carrying on Benjamin Tyler Henry’s legacy by making lever-action rifles and shotguns for the modern-day on American soil," said Anthony Imperato, President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms. 

The special run of 200th anniversary Henry rifles are a line-for-line reproduction of B.T. Henry’s 1860 design and are the shortest series in Henry's modern history, lining the gun up to be a solid collectible. (Photos: Henry)
The limited-edition rifles have hardened brass receivers featuring full coverage leafy vine scrollwork engraving surrounding Mr. Henry's portrait of the inventor on the right side “One of 200” on the left. 

With a 24.5-inch polished blue steel octagonal barrel equipped with ladder sights, the rifle's stock is crafted of highly figured presentation-grade American walnut, capped with a crescent brass buttplate with an accessory compartment.

Retail on the B.T. Henry 200th Anniversary Edition is $4,286, suggested. 

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