USA – -(Ammoland.com)-The names Henry and Henry Repeating Arms have echoed through the annals of the American firearms industry since 1860 and the Henry name has again taken center stage as the 1,000,000th Henry H001 .22 Lever Action has been selected as the 2018 SHOT Show Auction rifle.
Few rifles have reached the iconic serial number of 1,000,000. When they do, the rifle typically is presented to a museum or added to the collection of a company executive.
That will not be the case with this special rifle. Serial Number 1,000,000 of Henry’s H001.22 lever action will be featured in the special month-long SHOT Show auction on www.GunBroker.com, providing thousands of Henry enthusiasts and firearms collectors with an opportunity to view and perhaps own this historic rifle.
“We at Henry Repeating Arms could not be more pleased with the selection of Serial Number 1,000,000 of the H001 as the 2018 SHOT Show auction rifle where it can be viewed and bid on by Henry enthusiasts nationwide,” commented Anthony Imperato, Henry President.
“And, not only will the auction on GunBroker.com provide Henry supporters with an opportunity to view and bid on this special firearm, the fact that proceeds will support our hunting and shooting sports heritage for future generations makes the program all the more special for Henry Repeating Arms and our employees.”
The 1,000,000th H001 .22 lever action was hand engraved by the artisans at Baron Engraving of Trumbull, CT. No engravers have embellished more SHOT Show Auction guns than the professionals at Baron Engraving.
The first 999,999 Henry .22 lever actions featured blued receivers. This Serial Number 1,000,000 features a silver-finished receiver with exquisite full-coverage hand engraving by the artisans at Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut.
The right side of the receiver features the Henry logo in 24-carat gold. “Short on funds during our first months in business, I traded an early production H001 to a young college-kid graphic designer to create our logo –cowboy in chaps with lever action and revolver in circle. Little did we know that the logo would be used millions of times over and become so widely recognized,” Imperato said. “It is highly fitting that the logo is prominently featured on the 1,000,000th Henry Lever Action”.
The serial number “1,000,000” and small game and plinking target drawings are also featured in 24-carat gold inlay, representing the broad appeal of the .22 lever action.
Left side of the receiver features a prominent “Henry” and the popular Henry slogan “Made in America or Not Made at All” in 24-carat gold. Scroll engraving also highlights the silver-finished barrel band, rear of the barrel and top of the receiver. Traditional gold bands highlight the muzzle and rear of the barrel.
The stock features AAA Grade American walnut, which, according to Henry Repeating Arms President, Anthony Imperato, is “…one of the finest examples of American Walnut ever to leave our factory.”
The H001 is made in America and helped launch the company’s now famous “Made in America or Not Made at All” slogan.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit programs to further America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage. In keeping with SHOT Show auction tradition, this 2018 SHOT Show Auction rifle will be auctioned exclusively at www.GunBroker.com beginning on December 17, 2017 and concluding on the final day of the 2018 SHOT Show, Friday, Jan 26, 2018.
The SHOT Show auction is administered by the Hunting Heritage Trust for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF ).