March 1st, 2022

Henry Repeating Arms Celebrates 25th Anniversary in 2022

Henry Repeating Arms 25th Anniversary
Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato.

In 2022, Henry Repeating Arms celebrates its landmark 25th year. The company, one of America’s biggest long gun manufacturers, is now the nation’s leading rimfire/centerfire lever-action rifle-maker. Learn all about the company’s 25-year history and current programs in the 16-page Anniversary Newsletter.

The company was started in 1993, when Henry Repeating Arms Founder (and CE0) Anthony Imperato took a home equity loan in 1993 to start the Colt Blackpowder Arms Company. That entity made historic Colt revolvers and muskets under license from Colt’s Manufacturing. Along with his father, Louis Imperato, the father/son duo leveraged the family’s experience in the gun business and began developing a rimfire lever-action rifle in 1996. In March 1997, the first Henry Repeating Arms model H001 Classic Lever Action .22 rifles shipped from a small factory in Brooklyn, New York.

Henry Repeating Arms 25th Anniversary
The Henry Repeating Arms motto is: “Made in America, Or Not Made At All.”

Now headquartered in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, the company employs over 550 people at three manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and New Jersey. Henry manufactures over 200 different rifles and shotguns in a wide variety of calibers for hunting, home protection, and shooting sports. Notable standouts include the company’s flagship rifle, the Henry Golden Boy .22, its centerfire counterpart, the Henry Big Boy, the engraved Tribute Edition firearms, and the modern X Model series.

Henry Repeating Arms 25th Anniversary

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Guns For Great Causes
Through a charitable branch of the company called Guns For Great Causes, Henry Repeating Arms has made significant financial contributions to children’s hospitals and families of critically ill children. Guns For Great Causes also helps support active-duty and military veterans’ organizations, law enforcement and first responder organizations, pro-Second Amendment organizations, shooting sports education groups, and wildlife and habitat conservation entities. As part of Henry’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, the company is donating 1,000 Golden Boy “Silver Anniversary” Limited Edition rifles to raise a total of $1,000,000 for distribution among these deserving constituencies.

Henry Repeating Arms 25th Anniversary

The company praised its employees: “Without a doubt, we would not be here celebrating 25 years of success without the hard work and dedication of every Henry Repeating Arms employee, several of whom have been with me since day one. They are the heart and soul of the company,” says CEO Anthony Imperato. Company President Andy Wickstrom added: “This company was built on a solid foundation of talent and sheer determination, and while we have come a long way, it still feels like we are just getting started. Henry fans and customers have a lot to look forward to this year and beyond.”

Special Edition Models Coming this Year
Henry Repeating Arms will mark its 25th year with several limited-edition models, including the Golden Boy “Silver Anniversary” Edition, a special edition of the New Original Henry, a 25th-anniversary edition of the H001 Classic Lever Action .22, and more. For more information about these releases, visit

Henry Repeating Arms 25th Anniversary

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