I live in a very rural area in western oregon. I’m the 7th generation to live in the area I do, so you could imagine there would be a few stories floating around about past generations. I mainly got the stories of my grandfather. And they always seemed to have something to do with his rifle.
My grandfather religiously carried his model 94 winchester 44 mag. And whether the stories were true or not, I was told he was an excellent shot. Many many wonderful stories and I always felt as though I needed to live up to them/him. I always shot the rifle and kept it close. In 2011, 2 days before Christmas my home was robbed. My grandfather’s rifle was gone. It was worn out and old but it had more sentimental value than I could ever explain, and I had to face my father Christmas eve and tell him I lost HIS father’s rifle. It was very emotional and tears were shed. I thought he would never forgive me.
3 years later I was getting married. My father stopped by one night with an early wedding present for my fiancé and i. He brought two boxes in the house that said Henry on the top. I was over joyed! I couldn’t believe it. I opened the first box and saw your Golden Boy .22 caliber rifle. How wonderful. My father got us matching .22 rifles. When I thanked him he insisted I opened the second box. Inside was your .44 mag. Rifle. It was just like my grandfather’s. Only beautiful, new, and mine to make my own stories with. It was something I knew I could cherish forever and someday my grandchildren could hear stories about. And give to their children. I couldn’t help it but it choked me up and thoughts of that day still do today.
Sentiments aside. Your rifle and I have an understanding with each other that came instantly and natural. It is with me everyday and is shot at least twice if not three times a week. I load my own ammo, just for it, and take the utmost care of it. It is so well built and well balanced of a gun that it brings never ending joy just holding it! Getting to shoot my rifle is a plus! Haha.
I just wanted to thank you ( and all of your employees ) from the bottom of my heart for building a new piece for my heart, that I lost with my grandfather’s .44. You’ll never know what your rifle did for me that day, and everyday a feel it by my side. Thank you thank you thank you.
Just wanted to thank you and the rest of your team for delivering such a fine American Product! bought a 22 WMR Golden Boy and everything from appearance to performance is flawless!
Conway wanted me to send pics and tell you and the Henry family thank you. Henry has most certainly gained a new customer for life. Thank you again
my henry rifle is one of the best things I have ever bought it is smooth as silk.
-robert dante marcoaldi
I harvested a very nice Virginia Whitetail, 6 pt, last night with my Henry Big Boy .44. It s the first nice buck from my new place with the only rifle I own. It was a culmination of a lot of hard work, planning, trips to the range, research, more trip to the range…
People tell me the rifle is too pretty to hunt with. I tell them I dont hunt with anything else.
Dear Mr. Imperato ,
Yesterday I received my Henry 17 from Boise gun company, just in time for Christmas for the father-in-law. I just wanted to say thank you again to you and your fine company and you especially Anthony it is nearly impossible in today’s time for a company to take personal interest in an e-mail from a private individual such as myself, it is so greatly appreciated. I cannot tell you how happy my wife was when I told her we were going to have the gun by Christmas. I wish you and your staff a very Merry Christmas thanks so much,
Dear Henry Repeating Arms
I just wanted to let you know that the first week in November myself and my sons went hunting in Texas. I had decided to bring my Henry rifle with us since I had used to it kill a mouflon ram in August.
My 21 year old son decided he wanted to hunt with the rifle on Wednesday November 5th of this year. We were walking up the side of this hill and saw some rams across this little valley on another hill side. We glassed them and found a big ram in the bunch that my son wanted to try and get. So we hiked down and across to the other hill side. We hunted them until right out in front of us through the brush we saw the big ram that had five horns. We tracked it so that we could get a clear shot. During all of this it started to rain, so after a while we were able to finally get up on them. My son using the new Henry Original Rifle in 44-40 shot the ram. We had it scored and it turned out to be the R.O.E. world record ram !
Just thought you would like to know that The Henry rifle was used to take a world record animal while hunting.
Thank you for building a great hunting rifle.
Unfortunately, its been a lackluster season having seen only four deer since opening day! However, when I finally did get a shot, my Henry Big Boy .357 did not let me down. On the plus side I’m pretty sure I sold one or two firearms for you as all of my friends were impressed with the quality and good looks of my rifle. Thanks again.
Last year I bought a H001,last Friday I got a H001m . Got a call yesterday that my H004AB was in. I guess you know ,I love my Henry.
Recently, my oldest grandson ( Nick ) graduated from college and is doing well in his first career job.
I have always provided him with guns up until now. However, now that he is making a good wage, he wanted to thank me for helping him learn to shoot and enjoy hunting, by buying me a gun.
When asked what gun I would like, I said that I had always wanted a Henry but hadn’t bought one yet. So Nick bought Grandpa ( Me ) a new Golden Boy rifle .
I am so proud of him and happy to have this new rifle. It is hard to explain just how much this meant to me; to have my grandson buy me a classic Golden Boy rifle.
I have never received a better gift.
Thanks to Henry Repeating Arms for keeping a great rifle tradition alive in the USA.