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Customer Letters

Henry Customer Letters


Here is the photo of the 89 year old man with the watousie cow and his treasured Henry rifle. His name is James E Hancock from Wilkinson Indiana. He plans to use the gun to squirel hunt off of the cow he purchased the gun from Whitetail Gunshop in Shirley IN.

James E Hancock Wilkinson, IN


Dear Sir, I just thought that you might like to know that my 10 year old son Ethan has chosen to purchase your 22lr Hoo1 as his first rifle. I have been instructing him in shooting 22’s and I have only Marlins. Upon seeing your magazine he informed me that he found the rifle for him which reminded him of old cowboy rifles. I am very proud of him because he has been saving his allowance of three dollars a week for this. We will let you know how we like it once we actually pick it up next week and then have a chance for him to fire it. I am sure we will not be disappointed.

Dear Sir, As you can see by the enclosed picture, Ethan is one happy camper. Thanks for the memories. Ethan’s dad, Fred

Fred Siegenthaler


Anthony, Thank you very much for your follow-up note. I did receive your beautiful catalog and promptly went to my local store (J&R Outdoor in Livermore, CA) to purchase a Henry youth lever action for my 8-year old son, David. They did not have one in stock but ordered one for me and I picked it up several weeks ago. It’s a fabulous gun with smooth action and great accuracy.

David received it last week as a reward for reading 100 books in the local library summer reading program. At the range he hit the bulls- eye with his very first shot. I’ve attached a range photo taken on my cell phone.

I have also ordered several accessories from your catalog for him: gun case, wall tin, and ceramic mug. All are very nice quality and seem to increase David’s pride of ownership.

One item I looked to purchase was a metal barrel band, I noticed you sell the brass ones but didn’t see the metal version. If it’s possible to buy a metal barrel band, I’d sure like to.

Mike Rider



I am sending digital photos of the Cousins and Grandma with my original notation. I look forward to receiving the part for Andy’s mini bolt.

Thank you for providing the part that I needed for Andy’s rifle. I am sending pictures – Andy (my Daughter’s son) is 10 years old now & Zachary (my Son’s son) got his mini bolt (from me & grandma) for his 6th birthday 7/9/08.

Photo dated 7/5/08 is Zachary opening his birthday gift 4 days early (think dad Dan couldn’t wait either).
Photo dated 5/19/07 – Andy plinkin’ with older sister Julie (12 now) and Grandma Jan (So young at heart).

Thank you so much for this chance to demonstrate the pleasure these young people are having because you and other quality gun manufactures – A very special thank you to Henry Repeating Arms, Co., & Anthony.

With regards,

Tim Hepting Elk, WA


Dear sir
I have three of your awesome rifles. the H001, H004 and H006 and next month I will be the proud owner of the H006C. I hope to own them all in time. Thank you for building such a fine rifle. Henry Repeating Arms is the best by far.
Thanks again

Larry Cargile


Henry RAC,

Just wanted to extend a big “Thank You”! Yesterday I purchased a Henry Lever Carbine in .22. I have been eyeing them at the local store that I but all of my stuff at for some time. I just loved the classic looks and feel of the rifle. Till now almost all of my shooting has been benchrest with bolt actions. I love doing that and will sometimes spend hours on end at the range enjoying it. I have a nicley equiped (Heavy target barrel, thumbhole stock, high mag scope) for doing just that. But the other day i couldn’t hold off anymore. Too bad I did as the price had just gone up $30. I had to buy one. I frequent “Rimfirecentral” forums often. And I have never heard anything bad about your rifles other then jealousy from those who picked other brands. I am not a “Brand” loyalist and if I like it and it feels good then I am happy.

I got it to the range yesterday and today. Yesterday was cut short due to my error in breaking the rear sight trying to adjust it. I picked up a williams sight today and went back to the range. All I can say is I am astonished in how well the rifle works.. The accuracy is astounding. As in unbelievable. The rifle is so un hold sensetive, easy to hold to aim (well balanced). The groups it was shooting was beyond my belief. I have most always used scopes and some as high as 32 power. As I have never been good without them.

With the Williams rear peep sight(fp-gr) it only took a couple of adjustments to center it at 50 yards. But when checking my adjustments, I couldn’t believe the group size. I wasn’t trying very hard(wasn’t focusing on bench rest tecniques, etc). Just resting my front supporting hand on a bag. The groups were litterly ragged one holes. As in dime size…with open sights??? This was at 50 yards and not 50 feet(which I would be happy with). Maybe I got lucky and got a “Good one”. But I have never seen a rifle with bas ic open sights do this before. I have a hard time getting my bench rifle to do this.

All I can say is I am blown away and extremely happy. The rifle cycled, fired and extracted every round perfectly(about 350 rounds). I am just shocked that a rifle that isn’t designed as a target gun can shoot so well. I was expecting the gun to function well due to all of the feedback I read on “Rimfirecentral”. But I was never expecting the accuracy I got.

So thank you for producing such a fun, good looking, smooth action, rifle. I am way impressed. I will call you next week to order a replacement rear sight. I could see it happening as i was tapping too. The drift slipped off the dovetail piece and put all of the pressure on the sight blade it self. My bad! LOL!!! Luckily I like tinkering with things!!!!

Thanks again

Mark Campbell



I would just like to thank you for your donation of the beautiful engraved Henry Golden Boy Deluxe Engraved to Ronald McDonald House.
Henry Repeating Arms generosity is helping to expand Ronald McDonald Houses with additional family rooms at the hospitals and new housing. I also understand that Henry sponsors shooting events at local ranges for the children of RMH. We certainly appreciate your support.

Dan Harbaugh President of RMH


Just purchased a Youth lever action 22 for my kids. What an awesome rifle!! Now I need to buy myself one!!! They love shooting the plinker target and are excited to go hunting in the future.

Thanks for keeping AMERICAN made in america!!

Keith Eshbaugh Pennsylvania



My boys (6 and 8) have enjoyed learning to shoot the minibolt. I am impressed with the quality and workmanship of this rifle. I bought it used, and it needed some external cleanup with a Scotch Bright pad and CLP. The bore and internals are in excellent condition and I foresee shooting them thousands of .22 rounds through it before they outgrow it and need to move up to your lever action youth model.

I will be visiting some of the local vendors on the list provided to start shopping for a Henry rifle for myself.

Thanks again,

Isaiah Boothby


My son and I now have two Henry rifles and we’re so impressed with the quality we’re looking for another.

Tom Pryor Federal Way, WA