Henry Repeating Arms Donates Serial #1 and Henry from 1865 to NRA Auction – Bid Now

BAYONNE, N.J., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Henry Repeating Arms has donated a
legendary Henry lever-action rifle from 1865 and serial number one of their new
Original Henry rifle line to be auctioned together at the National NRA
Foundation Banquet and Auction on Thursday, April 24 in Indianapolis. The
auction will benefit The NRA Foundation, America’s leading charitable
organization in support of the organizations and programs that ensure the legacy
of hunting and the shooting sports. It will kick off the 2014 NRA Annual
Meetings & Exhibits.

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The two-gun set includes the well-worn Model 1860 Henry, serial number 8261
manufactured in 1865, used to reverse-engineer Benjamin Tyler Henry’s classic
design and develop the tooling for the new Original Henry Rifle line. Completing
the pair is the Original Henry Deluxe Engraved serial number BTH0001, the first
Henry produced in nearly 150 years. The new hardened brass-framed .44-40-cal.
rifle’s receiver has been hand-engraved by the artisans at Baron Engraving of
Trumbull, CT, featuring period style engraving. Additionally, the rifle sports a
one-piece 24 ½” octagonal barrel/tubular feed, a genuine American fancy walnut
buttstock, and a classic folding ladder rear sight paired with a traditional
blade front sight. The auction items will include a certificate of authenticity
provided by Henry Repeating Arms.

“My family has been in the firearms business since 1911. The NRA has been by our
side since Day One,” said Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms.
“We are eternally grateful to the NRA for defending our Second Amendment rights,
for upholding the traditions of hunting and the shooting sports, and for their
tireless efforts to promote firearms safety. Our donation of this outstanding
pair of Henry rifles is a small token of our appreciation.”

Recent auctions of the new Original Henry Rifle yielded $85,000 for the USA
Olympic Shooting Team and $50,825 for the Hunting Heritage Foundation.

Bidding for the set went live online at GunBroker.com on March 17, 2014. If you
are interested in bidding on these firearms visit gunbroker.com or contact the
NRA’s special events coordinator Katie Parkes at (703) 267-1417 or
kparkes@nrahq.org. Learn more about the auction at
www.friendsofnra.org/annualmeeting.

“Henry’s generous support over the last two decades has been vital to The NRA
Foundation’s success at its national events,” said John DaSilva, National
Manager of Events and Marketing. “We are honored to have the opportunity to
auction these historically rich Henry rifles at this year’s NRA Foundation
Banquet and raise money for the next generation of shooting sports enthusiasts.”

About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the country’s leading rifle manufacturers. Their
legendary name dates back to 1860 when Benjamin Tyler Henry invented and
patented the first practical repeating rifle during the Civil War. It became
known as the “gun you could load on Sunday and shoot all week long.” Henry
rifles went on to play a significant role in the frontier days of the American
West and soon became one of the most legendary, respected and sought after
rifles in the history of firearms. President Lincoln’s Henry hangs in The
Smithsonian and has become a national treasure. The company’s manufacturing
facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil
rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its
mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education
and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.

About GunBroker.com
GunBroker.com is the world’s largest gun auction website. Launched in 1999,
GunBroker.com is an informative, secure and safe way to buy and sell firearms,
ammunition and hunting/shooting gear online. GunBroker.com promotes responsible
ownership of guns and firearms. Aside from merchandise bearing its logo,
GunBroker.com sells none of the items listed on its website. Third-party sellers
list items on the site and Federal and state laws govern the sale of firearms
and other restricted items. Ownership policies and regulations are followed
using licensed firearms dealers as transfer agents.

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