Henry Repeating Arms is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a series of twenty hand engraved Big Boy .44 Magnum lever action rifles. Serial number ‘20HENRY01,’ the first of the series sold at auction on Gunbroker.com for $25,225 with all of the proceeds directly benefitting the Hunting Heritage Trust, a charitable organization dedicated to preserving hunting and the shooting sports.
“I am beyond pleased that serial #1 was able to raise over $25,000 at auction. There was a bit of a bidding war at the end, and we’d like to congratulate and thank the winner for choosing to own such a special rifle,” says Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms. He continues, “I think it surpassed everyone’s expectations, and it’s a good sign for what’s to come with the other 19 rifles in the series.”
All of the rifles in the very limited-edition run are being auctioned off on Gunbroker.com, and the proceeds are benefitting various organizations that work to support hunting, shooting, and wildlife conservation in America. Some of these organizations include the Boone & Crockett Club, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Dallas Safari Club, Ducks Unlimited, Hunting Heritage Trust, Kids & Clays, the National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and others.
The rifles feature a highly-detailed, hand engraved brass receiver boasting the brand’s motto, “Made in America or Not Made at All.” Presentation-grade, AAA American Walnut stocks and a highly collectible “One of Twenty” serial number are another distinguishing feature.
Serial number ‘20HENRY02,’ ‘20HENRY03,’ and ‘20HENRY04’ are now up for auction on Gunbroker through December 10th, 2017. Refer to these auction listings for more information on the organizations that these specific rifles are benefitting, images, and the schedule for the rest of the series.