Henry Commemorates Legendary Inventor’s 200th Birthday with Limited-Edition Rifle

(Photo: Henry)

RICE LAKE, WI – October 28, 2020 – American rifle and shotgun manufacturer Henry Repeating Arms is commemorating Benjamin Tyler Henry’s 200th birthday with a limited-edition release of the toggle-link lever action design he patented in 1860. Born in 1821, Benjamin Tyler Henry would become one of the most influential names in American firearms design history with his invention of the 1860 Henry rifle, the first reliable lever action repeating rifle. The New Original B.T. Henry 200th Anniversary Edition rifle is limited to only 200 units worldwide, making it the rarest New Original Henry the company has ever released.

The right side of the receiver features an engraved portrait of Benjamin Tyler Henry, the inventor of the first successful lever action rifle design. (Photo: Henry)

This limited-edition model is a line-for-line reproduction of B.T. Henry’s 1860 design with consolations only being made to accommodate the more modern .44-40 WCF cartridge. The hardened brass receiver features full coverage leafy vine scrollwork engraving surrounding a portrait of the inventor on the right side and a testament to the rifle’s rarity on the reverse side with the words, “One of 200.” The buttstock is made from highly figured presentation-grade American walnut and is capped with a crescent shaped brass buttplate, which includes a period-correct door for the internal cleaning accessory compartment. The 24.5” polished blued steel octagon barrel is topped with a folding ladder rear sight and blade front sight. Each rifle in the series bears a unique serial number ranging from 001BTH200 to 200BTH200.

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The left side of the receiver features the 200th anniversary milestone years (1821, 2021) and a testament to the rifle’s rarity with the words, “One of 200.” (Photo: Henry)

Anthony Imperato, President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms says, “The lever action rifle is one of America’s unique contributions to international firearms design, and we take a great deal of pride in carrying on Benjamin Tyler Henry’s legacy by making lever action rifles and shotguns for the modern day on American soil.” Imperato continues, “We are excited to release this rifle in honor of his 200th birthday, and we can’t wait to see them start showing up in the hands of our collectors.”

The New Original B.T. Henry 200th Anniversary Edition (model H011BTH) has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $4,286.

Visit HenryUSA to learn more.

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  • David Manning November 25, 2020, 4:55 pm

    cry babies
    1 of 200
    it’s a collectible…Dah

  • Zupglick October 30, 2020, 5:21 pm

    Just wait for some rich kid who buys it on a whim, to need some quick cash for his coke habit. You’ll pick it up for $1k.

  • Jim October 30, 2020, 1:13 pm

    How about something priced for the people that bought their guns to keep them in business for 200 yrs.

  • Dan October 30, 2020, 11:31 am

    We should be thankful that guns of modest price are made for those of us with modest means lest we should be unarmed. Prime rib is more expensive than hamburger…

  • donald p. acevedo October 30, 2020, 11:12 am

    Smokin’ crack?

  • Charles October 30, 2020, 8:44 am

    A $4k plus Rifle is only for the rich and loaded. Even people of modest means collect guns, but not at a ridiculous price as this.
    Shameful.

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