Henry Lincoln Bicentennial Rifle to be Auctioned – Proceeds to Charity
Licensed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, manufactured exclusively by Henry Repeating Arms, all proceeds to benefit Farmers and Hunters Feed the Hungry
New Jersey, January 29, 2009 – -(AmmoLand.com)- A Henry Golden Boy Lincoln Bicentennial Commemorative rifle, serial number 6, will be auctioned to mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. MSRP is $1200.
The online auction is live now at:
The bidding ends at 11:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 12, 2009. Proceeds will be donated to Farmers and Hunters Feed the Hungry, a non profit, 501(c)(3) faith based feeding ministry that enables hunters to return to their heritage as food providers.
Lincoln owned the original Henry rifle in serial number 6, which now resides in the Smithsonian and is considered a priceless, national treasure. James D. Julia, owner of the leading auction in the world for high quality and valuable antique firearms, recently said of the original Lincoln rifle, “The rifle that you are commemorating, in my mind, is probably the most significant long arm produced during the 19th century.
The fact that it is one of the first six ever produced, the fact that it was presented to one of the most popular Presidents ever in the history of our nation, and its artistry and remarkable condition all make this a truly exceptional and extraordinarily important historical arm.” He added, “Recently we sold an important Colt Walker pistol for nearly $1 million. This gun, at $920,000 is currently the most expensive single firearm ever sold at an auction in the world.”
“Lincoln was a very religious man and his favorite devotional reading spoke of being charitable to the less fortunate,” says Anthony Imperato, owner and president of the company. This auction was inspired by the words of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address in 1865 that began, “With malice toward none; with charity for all…”
Henry Repeating Arms is the exclusive licensee, appointed by The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, a Federal agency established to honor this great American milestone. The rifle is being produced at a limited run of 2,000 pieces.
Tribute features include a cameo portrait of Abraham Lincoln and a replica image of the Lincoln Memorial laser etched and hand painted into the American Walnut wooden stock; hand engraved replication of the scrollwork originally hand cut to adorn Lincoln's rifle; and By The People, For The People, the words he movingly asserted as cornerstones of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Visit www.henryrepeating.com/lincoln200 for high resolution rifle images and logos.
About Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Congress established the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to plan the nation's celebration of the 16th President's 200th birthday in 2009. Through education programs, public forums, and the arts, the Commission provides an opportunity to re-examine Lincoln's legacy in our 21st century democracy. Its members, who are appointed by the President and congressional leaders, include political leaders, jurists, historians and collectors.
About Farmers and Hunters Feed the Hungry
FHFH partners with inspected, approved butcher shops who receive donated deer from hunters to be processed and distributed to local food banks, pantries, shelters and missions that feed the hungry. Financial support is raised by FHFH coordinators to pay for the meat processing expenses so that hunters can donate their harvest-and organizations can receive the meat-free of charge.
About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading rifle manufacturers in the country. Their legendary name dates back to 1860 when Benjamin Tyler Henry invented and patented the first repeating rifle. 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.
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