I wanted to reach out and send you a brief note. We recently crowned our third son as an Eagle Scout. Peter joins his brother’s Nick and Matt not only to the elite group of Eagle Scouts but also to the elite proud owners of Henry Big Boy 44mag rifles. The Henry quality is the standard in lever action rifles and I am so excited that my boys now own their own.
I’m torn up though about the boys actually shooting them, – I have a feeling I will lose that battle, the boys want to rip some rounds through them so I’ll probably cave in on that.
Just a little bit of history here. Back in 2011 when Nick made Eagle Scout, I reached out and I believe you and I spoke on the phone, I was looking for a larger caliber Eagle Edition rifle and at that time you told me that the BSA had only authorized a 22cal Eagle Edition so I purchased the 22cal. model back then. I wrote multiple letters to the BSA over the years asking them to expand their offering with Henry Rifles, truthfully I felt like it would never amount to anything but who knows, maybe many other dads like me did the same…
When my second son Matt made Eagle in 2015 I went on the website and low and behold the BSA had approved lg. caliber Eagle Editions. As a result I picked up 3 of them (praying Peter would get his Eagle in the future).
These things are beautiful. I want to thank you and your associates for making such a quality product – especially here in the US.
Attached is a picture of “My Big Boys”, sporting “their” Big Boys. I wish you and your associates all the best and thanks again.
Make It A Great Day!
Hello Dan and Henry Repeating Arms,
My name is Drew and I wanted to just send you a massive thank you for the high performing firearms you produce. This is a very delayed thank you but I feel it needs to be sent.
Last year (2016) my beautiful wife purchased my dream rifle for me as an early Christmas present. It just so happens that it was your .44 Mag big boy rifle. I had wanted it for years but always had something come up that never allowed me to make the purchase. So after two years of stopping to hold it and admire its amazing craftsmanship, I was able to call myself a proud owner of one.
I asked my cousin to check the sights for me and make sure that it shot true. I was working way to many hours and was going to have time to sight it in before gun season opened. He said he put three rounds downrange at 100 yards and hit within an inch straight out of the box.
Jump ahead to opening day of WI gun deer season and I was proud to be carrying this rifle out to the stand with me. Keep in mind I personally had never this weapon before. Lo and behold the biggest deer I had ever seen walked across the field 15 minutes after the season opened. He was roughly a little over 100 yards away when he stopped giving me the opportunity to put the sights on him. I fired one round out of the rifle. The first round I had ever fired out of the rifle. After waiting an hour or so, I went to see what had happened and if I had managed to knock him down.
I am proud to say that I was able to harvest the biggest deer ever taken off of our land with the very first bullet I ever fired out of my Big Boy rifle. It has performed flawlessly ever since as well.
Thank you again,
P.S. I have attached a photo of me with the buck and the rifle. I will also be purchasing many more henry firearms in the years to come.
I wanted to take a moment and say thank you for Bob Armstrong’s father’s day present possible. It was wonderful to watch my daughter and father in law, (her Grand father) shoot his henry on fathers day. This will be a family relic that will be passed down for generations. Just after Fathers Day Bob received an orange gun bag from Henry delivered to his home, I want to also thank you for that. It is always a joy to have the family get together.
Four generations from our family arrived at 9 guns in Anderson Indiana to watch Bob pick his rifle up for fathers day. The guys at 9 Guns did a wonderful job in welcoming us in their beautiful shop with their great displays of Henry rifles.
Again Thank you Anthony Imperato and Wes Foster, Owner of 9 Guns in Anderson Indiana for your professionalism in business practices.
Good morning Gentlemen,
Mary suggested that I update you on our testing on the rifle, as the results have been incredible.
The bottom line, this Henry Big Boy is a “tack driver” that will rival rifles costing twice as much. It caused quite a scene at the Zia Rifle and Pistol range here in Albuquerque. Not only did everyone comment on its beauty, everyone wanted to shoot it, so I let everyone have a turn….. light recoil, smooth action and accurate…. typical comments from the other shooters.
We will continue to document our results and then prepare a draft of the review article…. BUT, bottom line, this gun is a real winner. An awesome American rifle that is useful for close in hunting or just plain plinking fun.
My bride, Mary, an accomplished big game hunter in her own right and lifetime Safari Club member informed me…. “Jim you got the Henry single shot,..,. isn’t it My Turn with this Henry?” Yep, she has a new favorite rifle for her next deer/hog hunt in south Texas this fall…. and Dr. Donny is green with envy.
We will keep you posted and send you our draft for comments PRIOR to publication, and then submit it to Chuck Hawks, AmmoLand and Universal Hunter. BTW, even if Winchester was still an American rifle (which it isn’t), your Henry is superior.
You can’t have too many Henry’s! I just received for Father’s Day a Henry 22 Magnum skinner edition with the peephole sight. Varmint days are coming. I can’t forget to mention my 45-70 Bison Tribute special edition rifle. What a rifle! Deadeye on all bullseyes. Can’t wait for deer season.
Sir, I rarely am compelled to write letters, however I need to comment. Two years ago I bought a big boy steel in 45 colt, my schedule was such that it sat in my safe, unfired, until today. I am so impressed with this rifle I don’t know where to start. Let me say that the bore of my 45 colt is so smooth, that it took all of two minutes to clean, I have never seen any barrel that has this quality. The rest of the rifle is excellent too. So please rest assured that I am a customer for life. My rifle produced a group of one and a half inches at 100 yards. with a random pick from the load book. I think thats outstanding.
Keep up the good work, best regards ,
It was a pleasure to finally have the opportunity to meet you at VIR and introduce you to my Henry Golden Boy. After losing our beloved “Indy” to lymphoma on his 5th birthday I knew immediately that our next male Golden would have to have a very special name…and Henry Golden Boy seemed perfect! We are huge fans of Henry Rifles and take the opportunity to tell everyone we meet how we came about with the name Henry. All the best!
I didn’t know where else to post this and I do not normally feel the need. I just wanted to write you all over there on how great of a rifle you guys and gals make. My father has talked about a Henry for what seem like ages, never had he owned one. this past september i knew exactly what to get him. i strolled down to my local Wal-Mart, the first one on the shelf was the Henry h001. I snatched it up for a very good price. I was so excited to give it to him so much so that I gave it to him three days early. I had it all planned out told him i got him some white t-shirts for work and cologne.. the usual. i stuck that gun in one of my soft cases I use for my sporter type rifles. When he opened that soft case expecting to see my usual AR-15 he paused and looked at me. I was so exited to see him open the box. Instead he looks and says “You got a henry son good for you.” the excitement quickly changed to a chuckle. when he heard the words happy birthday he went to tears. Never have I seen my father cry. It was the best father son moment i have ever had with my father and I just wanted to to thank you all some how for crafting the perfect gift, we will enjoy it for the years to come. I liked the rifle my father pulled out of that box so much, i went to walmart that friday and purchased the H010b 45-70. It is the nicest rifle I own. i will be purchasing the henry long ranger chambered in .308 as soon as I can scrape up the money from buying the family Christmas. Again thank you all for creating the works of art.
Dear Mr. Imperato, I just wanted to drop you a line and introduce you to my son in law Mr. Robbie Tubbs. He is a class act ,he teaches history at our local highschool and is the kind if person I believe that Henry represents in this great country of ours. So this week I purchased him his first Henry an H004 golden boy. I am proud that he is a part of our family and is now a part of the Henry family. Thank you for making quality firearms that I am honoured to not only own myself but also to share with those whom I hold dearest in my heart. I have also enclosed a picture of Robbie’s family, my daughter Sara and there first child Nora Grace who will also be joining the Henry family in the future.
Proud Henry owner
After much soul searching on first 22 for my son, Will Henry Felder, the answer was in middle name and we picked up his H001spr model last weekend and then spent next 5 hrs at the range. Was a cold Saturday in Michigan but had a great time running through over 200 rounds with out a hiccup. Wanted to say thanks and share a couple of pictures. First picking it up at Hellebuycks trading post in Lapeer MI, a great experience in itself, and from the range, thanks again. Dan
I wanted to share a photo with the folks at Henry.
My oldest son Matthew (15) just became an Eagle Scout last night and as a reward, I gave him a Henry Big Boy 30-30 that is engraved with his name, Eagle Scout rank, and the BSA Eagle Scout logo. I will be adding the date shortly. My first lever action rifle was the Henry 44 mag and it is still my favorite! I wanted to get my son something not only commemorative, but also useful for hunting during his lifetime. He was very excited to receive this gift and now his 14 y/o brother Nick (who is now a Life Scout) is even more motivated to push for the Eagle now that he sees an awesome prize awaiting his achievement.
Please feel free to share or publish the photo at your discretion. He is a member of troop 604 in Orange County CA.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
In 2015 my council office in Tennessee made arrangements to have two guns made with personalized serial numbers for Chris Cox with the NRA and Dave Butz for an event we did in Chris’s home town of Jackson Tennessee. Attached is a picture of that presentation which we believe was unique and greatly appreciated by them both.
I was telling the story of Henry to my boys while walking to your booth. I was shocked to see you there, as I was just talking about you! I appreciated how nice you were to my boys and my 80yr old father. They (we) were thrilled to meet you and see your rifles. It was clearly the highlight of the event for them.
They are both saving for their own Henry’s!
As a greatful father, I thank you again for the kindness and attention you gave them (us).