The American Eagle
Dan Clayton-Luce, Communications Director, Henry Repeating Arms
Since 1782, 6 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed by our founding fathers, the American bald eagle has been the symbol of America. Its majestic appearance, power, and perseverance personifies the United States of America’s great presence on the world stage.
The Henry American Eagle rifle portrays the unique nature of our national bird of prey with a wood finish not found on any of our other offerings, closely mimicking the look of ivory. The complex process starts with our treasured American walnut that gets layers of primers and ivory color that are sanded down between applications to highlight the wood grain and achieve a natural look. The ivory-colored wood is then deeply engraved.
The buttstock features aggressive checkering at the wrist that flows into a leafy vine surround to highlight the head of our American bald eagle and the words, “AMERICAN EAGLE,” engraved in script. The rifle’s forearm is also deeply checkered surrounding our company’s name with flowing scrollwork throughout. After the engraving the wood is finished with a fixative to protect the stocks and keep the color where it belongs.
The rifle is built on the Golden Boy platform featuring a gleaming nickel-plated receiver cover, buttplate, and barrel band. The deeply blued 20” octagonal barrel provides a striking contrast to the ivory and silver, and it’s topped with a fully-adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight with a brass bead front sight.
If the uniquely good looks of the Henry American Eagle don’t turn heads at the range, it’s accuracy and smooth, quick action definitely will!