Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, understands the critical importance of the VFW’s mission, and these tribute rifles, proudly Made in America, are just one of the ways that Henry aims to honor all foreign war veterans and the VFW.
The award-winning Golden Boy has become an icon among firearms enthusiasts with its buttery smooth action, American Walnut furniture, and gleaming Brasslite receiver. These two VFW Tribute Edition Golden Boys build on a proven foundation with numerous embellishments that any VFW member or collector would be proud to own. A beautiful, waving, U.S. flag adorns the right-side of the receiver, with all 50 stars in its upper-left corner, and engraved lines on the red stripes for contrast. This flag is also surrounded by a leafy-scroll design that extends to the front of the receiver and surrounds the VFW acronym.
Catching your eye on the opposite side of the receiver’s center are the letters, “VFW,” with the Veterans of Foreign Wars symbol (Cross of Malta, with the U.S. shield in its center) directly to its right. Below that, Veterans of Foreign Wars is spelled out and is bordered, top and bottom, by very thin, rectangular designs. All of this is encircled with intricate scrolling. The front of this panel features two lines of banner scroll with the VFW’s motto “No One Does More For Veterans.”
The embellishments featured on the American Walnut furniture of these rifles are what set them apart from each other. The VFW Tribute Edition is a salute to the nation’s largest and oldest nonprofit combat veterans’ service organization as a whole, while the VFW Post Tribute Edition allows a more customized approach by highlighting an individual Post. Both stocks feature the laser engraved VFW’s Cross of Maltese symbol with the U.S. shield at the center in stunning detail and clarity. The VFW Post Edition’s engraving is filled in with 24K gold-foil to bring out its details, and the VFW Tribute Edition is hand painted in full color.
The forend of the VFW Tribute Edition states VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS with the organization’s slogan directly underneath, all of which is framed with a gold painted stylized rectangle.
The forend of the VFW Post Tribute Edition states VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS. The space underneath can be customized with a specific Post number, city, and state by using the custom order form.