Henry Customer Letters
Thank you for a great rifle."
(Neither 'organization', nor 'quality' were casually used terms here - fact.)"
"But, professionally, I'm curious about one thing. How did your dad, and then you, so infect the whole organization with your unique personal involvement and enthusiasm/insistence on quality? And how did you succeed in getting the rank-and-file to emulate it 'buy-in' (individually) to the original work ethic of pride as a premier motivator? (I'd love to talk to them.) Nowadays, this places you head-and-shoulders above the competition."
Perfect weight, good looking, and American made. I have been buying and trading guns for 35 years. This is one gun I am going to keep and give to my granddaughter. Keep up the fine work. I think I will purchase all of your 22 line."
Jenhin Jones, WV
She turned 14 in May of this year 01 and I got her the Henry 22 Lever Action Rifle she'd been reading about for two years. Needless to say she was thrilled. She was with me when I made the purchase in March even though her birthday wasn't until May and she very pleased."
"I then purchased a Bushnell 22 scope for her and made her a rifle rack to hang her rifle in her room at my house."
"I have a shooting range I built on my property with tables 25, 50, and 100 yards."
"I do a lot of shooting both handguns and rifles and I am a reloader too for over 35 years now. I have fired my daughter's Henry many more times than she has due to only a weekend or two a month to visit. I have made 100 yard hits on the steel plates consistently over the oringinal iron sights (I'm 61) and with no problem at all with the scope now on the rifle. The Henry has made a perfect mate for my daughter's 22 Ruger New Model Single Action and kept it all in the Cowboy tradition she wanted it to. As of November 6, 2001 we have fired 2520 rounds in the Henry. I keep records of rounds fired on all of our guns."
"I find your 22 Lever Action Rifle to be exceptionally accurate at all ranges and a pure pleasure to shoot. The action is smooth as silk and the tear down is very simple and easy for total cleaning which I always do after a session of shooting. My daughter researched your rifle for two years reading every article about it in all of my gun magazines before she made her choice. Damn good for she started it at age 12. We are so very pleased with The Henry and recommend it to all shooters and for beginning shooters. It really makes for a wonderful day of shooting and one of pure fun and relaxation."
Dale W. Capodanno
My wife and I remarked that the 'hunt' we have had the last nine months has added to the excitement of the ownership. My Christmas stocking is smiling as it hangs on the mantle."
"Someday our only grandson will be the proud owner. We are keeping our correspondence with you to add to the story of this adventure."
"It was indeed a surprise when we noticed that you are the President of the company and that you responded so soon after the two letters we faxed to you. You and your company are to be commended."
Daniel J. Swenson
He was thrilled and I am very impressed with the workmanship of the rifle. I hunted with an old bolt action 22 as a boy but could have never imagined a rifle like this one. Please keep up the good work, this is excellent American product and your company should be held up as an example of quality American craftsmanship."
I'm a NRA Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor and also teach hunter safety. Enclosed is my target (fig. A) with 3-shots fired as indicated. Bottom line, I have purchased an excellent and may I add accurate rifle. I am proud to own such a gun."
I inspected it, for smooth action, finish, imperfections in workmanship on the exterior and price. I compared it to the Winchester and Marling lever action .22 rifles. They were heavier, they were more expensive, but their actions were no more smooth or reliable than your own Golden Boy Rifle. Thus after deliberation on the above factors, I decided to add your rifle to my growing collection"
"Sunday morning, I decided to give the Golden Boy a shooters test for function, reliability, and utmost, accuracy right out of the box, no adjustments being made to the sights."
"Well, to my surprise, the golden performs great and enclose my homemade target attached to a pine stump at 50 feet distance, resting the rifle on a pool table and cushion. You will note, the first shot was a flyer, as I got use to the trigger pull. The other four shots are right in the sweet spot, tho I am aiming a bit low on the bullseyes."
"You are to be complimented in several ways. 1. It's a USA made product, which is becoming rare these days due to NAFTA, GATT and other stupid trade agreements. 2. The workmanship is fine for a not so expensive rifle. 3. The accuracy, workmanship, and price make this a good choice for the beginning and seasoned hunter or target shooter-plinker"
"My only comments would be to use a longer barrel, say 24 inches, to give the rifle a longer profile and carry more shots in the magazine tube and use sling swivel studs, in case a shooter-hunter-plinker wants to use a sling while carrying the rifle about on the range or in the field. This frees up the hands to do other things such as work on targets, climb obstacles, etc. without laying down his or her rifle. Thus, it performs a utilitarian function and a safety feature, so that bystanders cannot handle the weapon and accidentally discharge it, particularly a curious child or the merely meddlesome type."
Bob F. Barnett
The trigger is a fantastic 2 pounds on my RCBS gauge. Looks, action, trigger, price, plus made is the USA. Thanks to your craftsmen, you have a winner. I am 68 years old and wear trifocal glasses. I shot this enclosed target at our 50 foot indoor range. This is 100 shots with CCI Blazers."
"Next week my 12 years old grandson will get to shoot this rifle. I hope I get it back.."
Valley Grove, WV
"The quality, design & price are excellent; something about it, when you shoot it makes you feel special. I am very proud to be the owner of such a fine Brooklyn, NY made rifle."
"Any plans on a Golden Boy in the new .17 HMR?"
My purchase was based solely on the fine workmanship, extremely smooth action and of course the look. It will be one of the stars of my collection. I have not had the pleasure of firing the rifle yet, but I am sure it will be a pleasant experience."
"From someone who has competed in long range shooting for years, having custom built rifles to produce extreme accuracy and precise movement of the action, I find your product well within the guidelines I would have set forth to have a rifle of this type custom made. My highest compliments to you. I am now looking forward to the Golden Boy in 22 Mag. It also will be an added compliment to my collection."
C. Peter Pederson
Well, even though he has been shooting for a few years, under strict supervision, he had a Great time with it. Of course my son and I were also ecstatic, with him and the rifle. He quickly learned how to operate the gun and put nearly 100 rounds thru it into a 6-inch group, bench resting it. Then my son grabbed it and put 5 shots in one hole. Thanks for a wonderful boy's first rifle. Took pictures and when I get them developed, will send them."
Dr. Richard H. Fox
Not only will I do more business with Henry rifles, I will refer anyone I know buying a gun from you. Your customer service department is the best I've ever dealt with. "
Michael A. Simms
He thought I was going to give him an auto-loader and even had an expression of disappointment when he first opened the box. However, after shooting a few rounds, he was elated with the handling characteristics and accuracy. Every time I talk with him, he thanks me again and again."
"I also purchased the Henry .22 mini-bolt in anticipation of my grandson's summer visit this year. I think I will have to buy another one as I have decided I need one too. It is a great little squirrel gun. Would you ever consider modifying the mini-bolt to include an extendable stock to facilitate bigger "grandpa" type kids? Thanks for a great American made product line and keep up the good work!"
MGySgt USMC Ret.
The action was as smooth as the golden boy and the accuracy right out of the box was dead on. The wood grain on the stock was beautiful. Keep up the good work."
The America walnut stock, the fit and finish are fantastic and so is the function. It's nice to see a quality firearm at a fair price."
Then I heard of your product. I decided to check one out. At my local dealer I found it. My mother and I had a talk and I decided I would trade my 4 wheeler for it. The dealer gave me some money and the wonderful gun. I figured I wouldn't be very good with open sights so I was going to put a scope on it. Before I applied the scope I tested it out. I was really impressed a non-expensive gun actually shot that good. I even got my first kill on the gun the same day. The gun had to have been my favorite gun I have ever shot. I would recommend this gun to any adult or youth that wanted an affordable great gun such as mine. I would like to thank you for making me a product I really like and can afford."
My dad has let me target practice a hundred times since we brought it home yesterday! I am going to hunt partridge and rabbits with my dad this season. I know the gun saftey rules. This gun is perfect for me. I will keep it and give it to my children when I grow up. Thank you!"
I am very pleased with all of the guns. They have a very smooth action and are very accurate. They are all nice looking guns. They are all reasonably priced and made in America."
This is my first Henry but certainly not my last. This is one of the finest rifles I have ever fired, and I have fired a lot. I have yet to find any rifle that I am more pleased with. The craftsmanship and beauty is second to none. I would like a brochure of your firearms. Once again thank you for such a fine rifle."