Customer Letters

Before I retired, I frequently lectured on quality. If I were still lecturing today, Henry would be a positive example of quality and value. Please thank your staff for disproving the “popular belief” that America has lost its pride in craftsmanship and commitment to quality. If firearms manufacturers could be included in the competition for the Deming Prize, Henry would be the top contender.


John Herlihy

HarnackeMr. Imperato,

We are a proud family of military veterans, hunters and, firearm collectors. Recently while attending an NRA Banquet our father took note of your Henry Golden Boy. The Golden Boy was one of the firearms to be given away that evening during an auction where ten high bidders would be called to draw a poker chip out of a can. Each chip was numbered and an individual was eliminated as the chip with his number on it was drawn. The contest continued till my father and another gentleman were the last standing. At this point I my brothers Jim and Jason and our family all looked on in complete amazement as we were sure that POP was going to win the Golden Boy. The gentleman in contention with my father for the rifle was asked if he wanted to draw the last chip. He deferred and it was up to “POP” to determine the winner. POP reached into the bucket and pulled his own number. In an instant I could see the disappointment in my brother?s faces and feel my own heart sink. However, POP smiled, congratulated the gent, and returned to our table. My brother Jim later proclaimed “POP really wanted that Golden Boy” and herein the plan was hatched to purchase a Golden Boy and give it to him for his Birthday on March the 3rd. The days passed, a Golden Boy was purchased as well as a birthday cake with a Golden Boy on it. The plan was to unveil the cake as sort of a fun loving jab that he had been so close in the contest and missed out then brings out the Golden Boy we purchased. His birthday came and all went down as planned. POP couldn’t have been more excited. Thank You for making such a quality AMERICAN firearm and for the genuine joy we were all able to share on our POP’s 71st birthday. The pictures say it all.


John F. Harnacke, Jr. James J. Harnacke Jason E. Harnacke

Dear Henry Rifles,

At 52 I needed a new hobby and took up shooting. I bought one of your Big Boy, 44magnum level action rifles. No only is this rifle a total rush to shoot, but deadly accurate right out of the box. All my buddies try and out shoot me with their AR’s with red dot sights, but the Henry with iron sights allone shows em up every time! At 100 yards I pick off tennis balls of the top of a bottle no problem. The balance of the weapon seems to hold it right on target, and once you line up your target and let that magnum rip, the target vansihes! I then bought one of your .22 caliber survival rifles for nothing more than the “cool factor!” my only problem is…where do I go from here!, The Big Boy is hard to beat!

One Happy American!

Ron C.

John-HudekI purchased this rifle (44 mag Big Boy). This gun is the most enjoyed rifle of my collection. I have a number of rifles that I load and shoot-the Big Boy is at the top of the list. I can load up or down for plinking or shooting , the recoil is almost nill and the noise compared to my other rifles is much less. I love this gun it’s beautiful -groups with 296 3 shots 50 yards a cloverleaf. I installed Skinner sights, your sights shot as good maybe better-I love the Skinners look but your sights were more than ample for accurate shooting with this rifle-you guys make a wonderful gun -ALL AMERICAN THANK-YOU FOR THAT MORE THAN ANYTHING-I am a grateful vet.

John Hudek Somerville, OH

dylan-birthdayI bought my Son a Henry Golden Boy .22 before he was born, a must for any new dad! Happy Birthday Dylan 3-31-11

A Proud Dad

Hello Mr. Imperato,

I just wanted to say thank you for a great rifle. I bought a new H001 about a month ago through Bass Pro Shop in Manteca CA. I have really enjoyed the rifle. It shoots great and is a lot of fun. I’ve let several of my friends and family shoot it and they have all been impressed. I appreciate an American built rifle and the quality workmanship of American workers. You and your company have lived up to your promises in my Henry. Thank you.

Dwight McConnell Chowchilla, CA

Jeremy-Van-DenbroekI would like to send a great thank you, for manufacturing such a wonderful product!!!! I have recently purchased a Henry lever action .22, and compared to the “all mighty” Winchesters and Marlins , The Henry is far superior!!! and for a fraction of the price.. The action on the Henry is by far the smoothest lever action i have ever! cycled… it is as precise as a Swiss watch, and built with the quality and craftsmanship of that as the German made firearms. I must also commend the company in keeping them built right here in North America!! I am so very proud to explain to my friends every time i pull it out of my gun locker “that this firearm is American made!!!” Even the “gun that won the west” Winchester cannot even say that anymore. considering their firearms are built in Japan now. So with all that said i would like to thank you and all of the staff at Henry Repeating Arms for continuing to make a product with timeless craftsmanship and quality!! My Henrys will always have a place in my family as they will be handed down from generation to generation, along with all the great stories.

Thank you ever so Kindly once again!

sincerely and respectfully,

Jeremy Van Den Broek Whitby, ON

As the owner of several Henry rifles, I can attest to the quality of them. I have 4 Golden Boys and 2 blue 22’s. I really enjoy owning them and showing them off.

Richard Hines South Charleston, OH

I have nothing but good things to say about Henry Repeating Rifles. They are the best that money can buy.

I have never had a failure of any part or misfire any ammo. They rifle is a joy to shoot, and every time I take it out, I get nothing but compliments. Thank you for such a wonderful product, and made in the USA.

Jim Overton Bulverde, TX


On Dec 3, 2011, my son John A. Tarpoff II and Natalie Walther were married at Texas Old Towne in Kyle, texas. We wanted to give something unique as groomsmen gifts – and decided on rifles. After careful consideration, we stepped up and chose Henry 44 mag Lever Action Big Boy Rifles. They were the hit of the evening – in Texas where they appreciate a quality firearm. We can’t thank Anthony Imperato enough for making it happen.


John A. Tarpoff Niman Ranch Inc. Vice- President of Beef