Henry Rifles Raise $100,000 for the NRA

BAYONNE, N.J., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A record breaking sum of $100,000
was raised by The NRA Foundation’s auction of a legendary Henry lever-action
rifle from 1865 paired with serial number one of the new Original Henry Rifle.
Henry Repeating Arms donated the rifles to be auctioned together to 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. The auction was hosted by GunBroker.com and concluded today at the end
of the 2014 NRA National Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. The two-gun set
yielded $83,025 at auction and Henry Repeating Arms contributed an additional
$16,975 to round it off to $100,000 to benefit the NRA.


The two-gun set included 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 was 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 was hand-engraved by the artisans at Baron Engraving of
Trumbull, CT, featuring period style engraving. Additionally, the rifle sported
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 included a certificate of authenticity
provided by Henry Repeating Arms.

“The pair of Henry rifles we donated in support of The National NRA Foundation
is a small token of our appreciation,” said Anthony Imperato, President of Henry
Repeating Arms. “The NRA has been by our side since Day One and we are eternally
grateful to them 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.”

Other 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.

“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 were 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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