December 22nd, 2017

The Henry Story — 20 Years, One Million .22 LR Lever Guns

henry h001 lever action rifle number 1,000,000 one million SHOT Show Auction

Here’s a notable firearms manufacturing milestone. Founded in 1997, Henry Repeating Arms has just produced its one-millionth Henry lever action .22 LR rimfire rifle, a special, pimped-out version of the reliable yet affordable Model H001, now sold in over 30 countries worldwide. Selected as the 2018 SHOT Show auction rifle, this one-of-a-kind millionth .22 LR H001 features silver finished receiver, elaborate scroll engraving, inlaid 24-carat gold highlights, and an exhibition-grade walnut stock.

henry h001 lever action rifle number 1,000,000 one million SHOT Show Auction
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The historic Henry will be sold via a auction concluding on the final day of the 2018 SHOT Show (1/26/18). The Hunting Heritage Trust hopes to surpass the SHOT Show auction record of $136,014. Henry’s President Anthony Imperato stated: “This is the rifle that put Henry Repeating Arms on the map, energized the lever action market and resurrected the Henry name.”

The first Henry Lever Action .22 rifles were crafted in Brooklyn, New York two decades ago. In 2008, Henry moved production to New Jersey. Over the years, several variations of the H001 were added including a youth model, a carbine with a large loop lever, octagon barreled editions, and additional calibers in .22 Magnum and .17 HMR. Counting ALL the styles and chamberings, Henry has actually sold over TWO million H001 series rifles.

About Henry Repeating Arms
The original Henry rifle played a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and is one of the most legendary American firearms. Founded in 1997, Henry Repeating Arms is now the nation’s leading lever-action rifle manufacturer. To learn more about the company and its products visit

henry h001 lever action rifle number 1,000,000 one million SHOT Show Auction

Anthony Imperato, President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms reminisces, “When I attended the SHOT Show in 1996 I displayed the prototype H001 on top of an 8-foot folding table. We didn’t have a big budget booth and it was a no-frills affair. I had no idea that it would go on to be a top seller, a staple of the firearms industry. My goal was to deliver value, quality, a smooth reliable action and of course, made in America.”