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.
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.