One-of-a-kind Henry Rifle Being Auctioned To Benefit The New Cody Firearms Museum

TGR Staff

Henry Repeating Arms and Baron Engraving of Trumbull, CT have partnered on a one-of-one hand-engraved New Original Henry Rifle which is being auctioned off to benefit the newly renovated Cody Firearms Museum, boasting the most comprehensive collection of firearms in the United States.

Baron's master engraver, Rob Bunting, embellished the rifle using a design inspired by a Samuel Hoggson factory-engraved 1860's era Henry rifle found in the collections of the Cody Firearms Museum. The full coverage engraving features Hoggson's signature large grape leaf motif, a classic buck scene, and leafy scroll cuts. The serial number denotes the rifle's unique and collectible status, 01CFM2019.


Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, says, "The Cody Firearms Museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in firearms or American history. It's truly an extraordinary collection, and we're very proud that we're able to be a part of the Grand Re-opening." Imperato continues, "Firearms play such an integral role in our nation's history, so we had to jump at the opportunity to ensure that this collection stays around for more generations to enjoy."

The New Henry Original Rifle is a line-by-line reproduction of the first lever action rifle ever put into production, which was patented by Benjamin Tyler Henry in 1860, except for concessions needed to utilize a caliber other than the now extinct .44 Henry Rimfire. It features a brass receiver and crescent buttplate, extra-fancy American Walnut furniture, and a polished blued steel octagonal barrel.

The rifle is a featured auction item on Gunbroker.com, item #816952721. Online bidding will close during the Grand Re-opening ceremonies at the Cody Firearms Museum on July 6, 2019.


To complement this one-of-a-kind rifle, a unique collector's series is also being offered to benefit the Cody Firearms Museum. The first offering of the series is a unique rifle built on Henry's award-winning Golden Boy, engraved by Baron Engraving. These rifles are available to retailers exclusively through Davidson's of Prescott, AZ and are available to the public at Davidson's Gallery of Guns.

Together, Henry Repeating Arms, Baron Engraving and Davidson's are expected to raise more than $100,000 to support the revitalization of the Cody Firearms Museum.

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