Henry Customer Letters
Bought A Henry Survival .22 Love It.
Duane M. Harrison
I had recently been looking for a .22 rifle to replace my old one but I wanted a more traditional style rifle than I've had in the past. I looked at bolt action rifles and semi auto rifles but I could not find one that spoke to me. Then, as luck would have it, a Henry Repeating Arms catalog came in the mail. While flipping through the catalog, I came across the lever action Frontier model .22 and I knew I had found the rifle I 'd been looking for. I had never owned a lever action rifle before and I was concerned whether I would like the action, but I decided to give it a try (childhood thoughts of the old west helped a bit). I ordered the Henry Frontier Model .22 rifle from Mid-State Gun Co. in Coventry, RI. When it arrived and I saw it for the first time, I knew I made the right decision. I was attracted to the rifle because of its octagon barrel, handsome walnut stock and its old west style. The rifle looked better than I could imagine and I was amazed at how smooth the action functioned. I could not wait to get it to the range and put some rounds through it. Range day came and it performed flawlessly!
I am so impressed with my Henry lever action that I just went back to the gun store and ordered a Henry Big Boy in .45 colt. Thank you for making a superb, all American rifle at an affordable price. Benjamin Tyler Henry would be proud!
Just wanted to send a quick note to tell you I love my Henry Golden Boy. It's a perfect blend of quality and beauty combined. I am proud to own it and I just wanted to say that your efforts to make Henry a superlative gun are appreciated by all. Keep up the fine work.
I bought a Henry 22 cal. lever action rifle a couple of years ago and have shot against a browning lever action 22 cal rifle and the henry performed and outshot the browning ten to one. There was no comparison. Pease keep up the quality and craftsmanship of your guns because they are absolutly the best.
Eudy F. Creech
I currently own the 22 Magnum Lever Action, and absolutely love this gun. It is so much fun to shoot, and is very accurate. I have owned it for over 4 years. I will own this gun until I die. It will be handed down through the family then. I just hope it brings them as much joy as it has me. I am currently planning on buying the Big Boy 44 Mag. just as soon as I can convince my wife that I need it, and can't live without it. You make the greatest lever guns on the market. Thanks for making such a fine product.
Dear Henry Rifle
I purchased a Henry H001 last week, this is my first lever rifle. What a smooth action and is accurate also.
I would recommend one of these to anyone who is interested in a lever rifle. I have been shooting for almost 40 years and have been shooting NRA high power and CMP Garand and Vintage matches for the last 5 years, so I know a good rifle when I shoot one.
I am very impressed.
Keep up the good work.
I'm going to make this short.
I bought a 22 Henry Rifle love it so much I bought the 22 magnum Golden Boy, Then you had to make a 3030 So I ordered that one today.
If I bought the Henry first it would be the only rifles I would own.
It seems we don't make very many products in the USA anymore,but when we do they are still the best, the action of the lever action is the smoothest I have ever seen.
My name is Chuck Pensyl and I recently ordered a .22 LR Golden Boy. I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic wood on that rifle! I am a gunsmith, went to the Colorado School of Trades way back in 1976 and have a deep appreciation for gunstock wood, having worked with some fine pieces of French over the years, and for a factory rifle to have such a great piece of crotch feather Walnut on it, well, I just couldn't believe it! Attached is a photo of Cameron after he took the gun out of the box Christmas morning. He'd been asking for this rifle for some time, we had him believing he was getting a new camera. He was very surprised to say the least. Anyway, thank You again for such a beautiful rifle and wood. He's been shooting it every weekend, he loves it. Good hunting and God Bless America!
I just wanted to send you a note of thanks. I just got off the phone with one of your representatives. I had called to request a new front sight for my sons rifle. He had dropped the gun and broken the fiber optic part as well as the part that holds it. When I asked how much the sight assembly was, he said that it would be no charge and would send one right out to me. I was quite surprised. Most companies don't stand behind their products that well.
My son and I both love the gun. I shoot it almost as much as he does. He has been squirrel hunting with me several times with it and has managed to bag a total of 8 squirrels this hunting season.
I will definitely keep Henry Repeating Arms Company on the top of my list when I buy additional firearms, or when I know of a friend of mine who is looking for a great first rifle for his child. Keep up the good work!!!!
Greetings! After two months of saving up for a Henry product, I finally bought one. Not only for myself, but mainly for my eight year old son, Lorenzo.
I bought a Henry H005 today from Russell Sports Calgary. We went to the store yesterday, and he tried the H005. I compared it with a competitor's single shot, but my son's mind was already made up on the Henry. I gave him a 2008 Henry Catalog that I requested sometime last year, and I always catch him going through the catalog whenever he is in his room.
I let him read the manual twice today, before allowing him to touch the rifle. I was surprised that he answered all the questions I asked him with regards to the manual. That shows how user friendly your manual is. I will let him read the manual over and over, and at the same time show him how the rifle functions, putting emphasis on the safety aspect, before I bring him to the range.
Several factors were considered when we decided to buy the rifle. First, was the simplicity of the design. I like the fact that you have to activate the cocking knob to fully arm the rifle even if you have already chambered a round. Secondly, my son is very comfortable with the rifle, and it has very nice sights. Last, but not least, is that a single shot rifle will teach young shooters to focus on accuracy.
I am confident that this would not be the last Henry product that we will purchase. I am now considering an Acu-Bolt for myself. Attached are photographs that we took when we unpacked the rifle at home.
My kindest regards,
Rex C. Hinlo
This is me shooting my frontier model octagon rifle. I love it. It works really well.
Anthony I want to say thanks for making such a nice gun for my children. Keep up the good work at Henry. I recommend your rifles to all my friends when they ask what is a good 22 rifle for kids. Go Henry!
To The Entire Henry Production Team,
It took me two months to find my Golden Boy here in the Dallas - Ft. Worth metro, as the demand was simply too high during the holidays. They were hard to find for a while. But, I finally got my Henry Golden Boy last weekend and I just came back from my local range.
After taking my family out for a Valentine's Day lunch, my boss and I had arranged to meet at our local range this afternoon to christen my new rifle.
We had heard of the legendary smoothness of the original Henry rifles. But, he and I were amazed at the feel, the balance and the precise action of this modern rifle. Our patterns were very tight and consistent at 50 yards. Upon stepping out of the range and into the foyer, a few people stopped me wanting to know what that "beautiful golden rifle" was they had seen us shooting while on the firing line. Of course, I was proud to show them.
I have wanted a real, honest-to-goodness link to our western history all my life, at a price I could afford. Your new rifles continue to build upon his original designs yet remain true to the styling of his western classic. The heritage can still be seen and felt in today's Henry rifle. My Golden Boy is a delicate balance; a blend of a very unique heritage and the new modern rifle blended into an all new Henry. You are making a wonderful product I am very proud to own.
There is one extra thing included with my Golden Boy that I did not expect...exceptional "value". You see, my Golden Boy has already delivered on every possible measurement of quality, artistry, and pricing. But, you also threw in a lot of fun along with more than a dash of history at no additional charge!
My next goal...a Henry Big Boy .367 Magnum.
Hello Anthony and Louis,
On Thursday, January 22nd, 2009, I picked up my new Big Boy .44 Magnum from Blue Northern Trading in Ayer, MA. Having never fired a Henry rifle before, my son and I grabbed a couple of boxes of ammo and headed for the range. Shooting the Big Boy was one of the greatest pleasures my son and I have had with firearms. The smile on his face when he fired his first round was priceless. Thank you for such a wonderful rifle and thank you for producing them in America. You have two life long fans in me and my son, and we will be purchasing additional rifles from you.
Very truly yours,
John W. O'Donoghue, Jr.
I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, FIRST FOR USING AMERICAN VENDORS AND BEING AN AMERICAN COMPANY YOURSELF, AND SECOND FOR MAKING THE BEST RIFLE EVER MADE BY ANYBODY ANY WHERE.
A Henry Fan
Mr. Imperato, thank so much for the personal e-mail to make sure that I had gotten a catalog. I am quite impressed. I have wanted a Henry rifle since I was a boy. I am now 46 and finally saved enough to go and purchase one. I must say that it is all you folks claim it to be and more. This rifle is of the utmost quality and defiantly heirloom quality. It may take a few more years of saving, but I am going to purchase the display case for it in the future.
I have a friend who never got into the shooting sports and he has a son (15) who is really interested. I have spent many hours with the boy teaching him gun safety and the proper handling of firearms. We started with a Daisy bb gun and would spend weekend afternoons target shooting. I was amazed at his ability and concern for safety. We recently started shooting .22?s for target practice. I wish you could have seen the look on his face when I handed him the new Golden boy to shoot!! Priceless! (I only get to try it out when he is not here!) this rifle has made the effort well worth it. He cleans it after every practice target shoot and I have never seen such a clean and shiny rifle!
Just this weekend I viewed your new infomercial, and I want to thank you for being an honest and caring person!! There are so few of us left. Sad.
Sir, I want to thank you personally for giving the two of us a priceless experience and a perfect rifle to share some awesome and good times together with. I cannot say in words how much this means to us. The local economy is bad with factories shutting down and unemployment at an all time high?we have an out when we go out in my woods and kill some targets! (paper ones that I set up) we are going to get into hunting this fall.
Again, Thank you Mr. Imperato!!
I just had to send you a quick note to say thank you for the quality .22 rifle that my husband purchased this past December. He has arthritis in his shoulders so the lever action has been a great improvement for him. He is tickled to pieces with his .22. I have never seen him so taken with anything as he is with his new rifle. Sometimes I wonder if he is going to take the .22 to bed instead of me! Rod just loves the shape, the feel, the octagon barrel, the way the rifle handles and the accuracy! He is thrilled with it. The best part is that the rifle is American made. Thank you for the enjoyment that he is having. I told him, "You are 80 years old, if you want it, get it." I'm glad he did. We live in northern Vermont so we still have several feet of snow on the ground so the target is close to the house so Rod doesn't have to wade through the snow to get to it. He can't wait for spring so he can see how well the Henry really fires!
Thanks again for the quality and the enjoyment.
I have just purchased a Henry Big Boy in 45 long colt I thought "Yeah Right" when the dealer told me it was in and it was too beautiful to shoot when I pulled it out of the box I realized he might be correct With all the hype in the shooting horse , cowboy action, and Guns of the Old West magazines I read about all the "Famous " Italian and other replica gun makers out there I figured why not go to an original company instead of buying a copy I didnt really think this gun was going to be this good looking I knew I wanted Made In USA quality thanks for surpassing everyone I have shown this gun to's expectations It truely is ALMOST to beautiful to shoot (hey that is what I bought it for)
Well, I've been shooting for years, I just purchased a golden boy, I took it out of the box and put 50 rounds through it at 50 yards. I hit the target every time without adjusting the sights. the 5th to the last shot I made I tried to cut the string holding a 4 inch target. I don't believe it but I cut the string with open sights. great gun. I can't wait to purchase the new 30/30 with octagon barrel for white tail season.
Keep up the good work
There are no words to express the feeling of satisfaction and pride that I felt when I received your email in response to my inquiry about restoring the finish on my H001 rifle. It is pure pleasure for me to know that a company such as yours still exists in America today and you can rest assured that my friends and family will know about too! You can also be sure that when I am ready to purchase another rifle my Henry dealer will be the first stop.
The replacement part has been received and installed and my little .22 looks like new.