Henry Customer Letters
Dear Mr. Imperato,
My son, Peter, and I were thrilled to meet you and to see your entire product line at the NRA convention in Pittsburgh.
You had quite an impression on him; since meeting you, he has told the story over and over, perfecting his Brooklyn accent, when he quotes you, "I like the way you look, kid." Since he's only 8 years old, it's pretty funny to hear.
Thank you for making a great product that has made shooting so accessible to my son.
Chris Casey (Peter)
Saint Marys, PA
Howdy: Skint Flintwood here,
I don't know 'bout all you folks out there, but where we come from we tend to get our prorities strieght! It don't take a whole lot a horse sence to figger out these here Henry folks got a good thing goin! So if your feelin lucky, saddle up and go get ya one of these here Large Loop Lever "LIMITED EDITION" Golden Boys from Henry Repeating Arms. They're right smuuth and akeret too! So from out here where we say "Adios" as your a ridin in, we ask:Do you have your prorities strieght? Well, do ya skunk?
Skint Flintwood and his pard Stuffy
p.s. will trade shack for one of them there rifles
The two words that best describe this rifle are "absolutely" and "awesome". My wife got it for me as a birthday present, and it's going right in my pack for squirrel hunting. As a US Marine, my buddies and I have been able to shoot some interesting firearms, but we were all really surprised by this one. Very accurate, and once you find the right rounds, really reliable. With CCI Velocitor hollow points at 20 yards rapid fire, all but one shot hit within the 3/4" ring. Everyone at the range wants to see it-hold it-shoot it. I love it. I am definitely looking forward to my next Henry birthday.
Mr Imperato. Well you did it again, I just took possesion of another one of your fine rifles. I had purchased a Golden Boy for my 10 yr old daughter last year, and was so impressed with the fit, finish, feel and performance of the rifle. It became apparant to me that good old dad deserved one of your fine products as well.
I took it out of the box yesterday and made off to the range and what a pleasure! The action was smooth the performance was excellent and the experience memorable. There were several other shooters at the range and they all without exception tried the rifle and came to the same conclusion. What an excellent rifle!
I guess if I were to sum it up as to where your products stand, I would say this. I have a couple of hundred different collector firearms at hand here in my home, arms from all the well known manufacteres, spanning two centuries of progress, those who are still producing and those who are now just apart of the fabric of history. But the ones that have filled myself and my daughters hands the last several times we have gone shooting have been exclusivly Henrys,, and I see no change in sight! Thanks for another fine piece of art in action. If I could buy stock in Henrys I would. Makes me proud to be an American to look at and use your firearms. I could say volumns, but it would cut into my shooting time.
Your faithful customer.
Carl R. Berg
Hello again Anthony,
Here's a few pics of Josiah James (my 6 year old) with his rifle. I finally shortened the "pull" by 2 inches with the extra stock you sent me. It is the most perfect gift he's ever had! I am amazed at the quality of every feature of this fine firearm! He loves it and now the 3 others want one like it too. They are all becoming expert firearm handlers with safety being top priority with each moment out there with guns. What a great family activity!
Thank you for providing us with a remarkable firearm that is absolutely perfect for the beginning shooters as well as the more advanced! The Mini-Bolt is awesome!
Thanks again for your many responses to my e-mails. Remember, I am a connection to good elk hunting out west if you ever want to hunt elk. I'd love to return the friendship!
To Everyone at Henry:
Enclosed is a picture of my dad, Glen Duncan with his new Henry Golden Boy 22 rifle. His old 22 rifle (from one of your competitors) was getting in bad shape from years of bouncing around in the pickup and throwing lead at all shapes and sizes of varmits. He raises cattle in the hills north of Kearney, Nebraska. last year he fed some of my cattle, but he didn't think I owed him anything for feed. I knew he had his eye on a Henry 22 rifle, but probably would not go buy one himself. So I fixed his wagon, I bought one and gave it to him. Maybe next time he will let me pay for the feed, or maybe not. He tried to act like he was upset with me, but it was not very convincing with that big grin on his face. Thanks for being part of a day with my dad that I will always remember.
I bought a Mini Bolt for my daughter and in the frigid North there is nothing better!! I hunt hard in severe weather conditions and this little gem has accompanied me on the trapline as well and has never failed to impress me. 17 generations of French and Indian in my family and this one will go in the family heirlooms with the other legends.
My wife squashed my idea of buying 3 of the Big Boys since I had already bought 3 of the Golden Boys, but I did get my Big Boy today. Just got finished registering it on-line, number BB 1480. It's beautiful, thanks for maufacturing such as beautiful gun. I hope to use it for many years to come.
It is cold (22 degrees F), but still a shooting day. Look at the shells at my feet in one of the pictures. This is my back yard. I'll sweep them off the concrete and nature will make them disappear. I shoot a lot and am enjoying my Golden Boy. It shoots more accurately than I can see. I may have to get another one to scope to see what it will really do. The pond behind me is an 8 acre pond stocked with bass, bream, catfish, and carp. I use ultralight tackle to catch and release without touching the fish. I don't want to harm the fish since I don't eat them. I have been given a great life. I get to serve my country by taking care of veterans, and I get to enjoy the outdoors just by stepping out back. I thought you might enjoy the photos.
I have included a picture of my Golden Boy, I sent the butt stock to D.L. Curtis Services in Ohio, He does Laser Inlay work also hand gun grips. I am very proud of the way it turned out, I made the leather window to show off the inlay. I hope it does the inlay justice and accents a beautiful little rifle I just love it and show it off to my shooting buddies at Angeles Shooting Range here in southern California.
NRA Life member and a Life member of the CA Rifle and Pistol Association
I would like to say,WOW!! What an incredible rifle! I just purchased your lever action 22, and must say I am very impressed. This rifle shoots dead on time after time, and the action? Smooth as glass! The feel of the action continues to amaze me each time I cycle another round. The Henry is also a great looking gun, superb fit and finish, is easy on the eyes, and makes for a very solid feeling and well balanced rifle. I come from a working ranch background and am a metal artist by trade, I appreciate both the working function and high grade craftsmanship the Henry rifle has to offer. Part of my metal art line includes custom western themed rifle racks and these rifles fit these racks for display purposes perfectly.Be assured there will be several more henry rifles in my personal gun case in the near future. As long as Henry rifles are made in America I will continue to buy them, and recommend them to everyone I know. I would request that you tell your craftsmen/artists that they are doing a great job.
I want to thank you for helping make a beautiful fall day even better. I'm heading out ahorseback with one of my favorite .22 Leverguns the Henry Golden Boy .22 LR and favorite horse Dillon to do some small game hunting and plinking. To date the Golden Boy has over 4000 rounds through it without a single failure to feed, fire or extract a loaded or spent round, it shows the reliability of it and I thank you for it. I have to pick up one of the youth model .22 Leverguns for my daughter as she loves shooting and that should be the perfect size for her. All I can say is keep up the good work and keep coming out with more calibers including the .32 mag, .38 .357, .38-40, .44-40 and .45 Colt.
Thanks and Take Care,
In the July issue of Truckers News Magazine, a photo I submitted of my husband, Mark, and our four year old son, Lee, was printed in Rods and Barrels. In addition, we received a Henry Golden Boy. I wanted to say thank you - and let you know how much we have enjoyed it. It is a treasured addition to our gun cabinet - and an heirloom for Lee. He is very proud of his first .22! I wanted to send you a photo of Mark and Lee the day we picked it up from our local firearms dealer, the Swap Shop
Renee E. Taylor
I received the Big Boy today and it is just beautiful. I can't imagine one being prettier.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for me. I appreciate it more than words can say. Ironically, I received the gun today, my sixty-first birthday. What a joy!
Please convey to your staff and employees that I appreciate the quality of their workmanship and their dedication. And please tell Louis that I appreciate his recommendations and assistance. You are all such great people.
Thank you all very much,
Raymond C. Wornica
Dear Mr. Imperato:
I just wanted to forward along to you a few pictures of J.J. (seven years old) with his pride and joy - no, not the wild boar, but his beautiful Henry Mini-Bolt .22 rifle. We went hunting for the first time last Saturday on the 1600-acre Indian Prairie Ranch (located on the north side of Lake Okeechobee in Glades County, Florida) and harvested two spectacular boar. Your Mini-Bolt .22 was perfect in every way and performed flawlessly. As you can see from the picture, with just one shot, J.J. was able to take down a 100 lb. specimen. He couldn't have been more thrilled. We will continue to tell everyone we meet how wonderful your products are.
Thank you for producing the "gold standard" of youth rifles and for being an American company that we can all be proud of. You have earned two customers for life.
Wishing you much good fortune in the future, I am
Fort Lauderdale, FL
HEY TONY GUN:how are you? well i got my golden boys and the first thing i thought was these are little beauties! Then gave one to my dad and he wanted to powder it's behind and diaper it.he he.I then took mine, with a buddy, to his mountain property,him with a marlin lever,and proceeded to shoot.Now i gotta tell ya,i can''t see without my glasses and i had forgot to grab them before we left.For me to hit cans at apx.35 yards is one thing ,but without my glasses is amazing to say the least,and i haven't shot for a long time,one of the reasons for the purchase.I could lever in any position with no trouble at all. my buddy had to keep his marlin level or it would hang up.He really enjoyed shooting my golden boy. The way it feels,you just level it up let it sit in your hand and hit your target and with the butter smooth lever your not going to use a whole lot of energy shooting for awhile. It feels really nice. I am going to build a nice wooden rifle case just for the golden boy.Thanks for a very enjoyable day of shooting and making a very very nice rifle that was affordable for me and affordable to shoot. There are alot of folks out there that have purchased these rifles and they are saying,marlin? isn't that a fish? winchester? isn't that a spooky "ole"house in california? Dream on guys we know what you will never know,until you own a Henry! Take care Anthony-i'm a happy guy! Rick in Ca.
Rick L. Son
I know a lot of .22 shooters that have caught the lever action fever. Most of us have discovered the great value of your products and I read in the Internet forums often about new Henry owners. The Henry is my grab and go rifle. It shoots great groups, posseses a smooth action, and I have used it with equal effect on groundhogs, golfballs, pop cans and paper. Mine prefers Federal bulk pack ammo. That makes it easy on the wallet as well. Thanks again for the personal service, and commitment to your customers. It's so nice to see an American company producing great quality, affordable products. I wish you continued success.
Dear Mr. Imperato,
Thank you for the nice gun. The gun shoots really well. I'll send a picture of the target I was shooting at so you can see how good I can shoot. I saw a gun just like this one at my Dad's work and I really wanted it. It looked really cool and on my Birthday July 9 I got it.
I started my nine year old daughter out this year on a .22, but after a few hot empty's on her arm from my 10/22 she was losing interest. I thought that maybe if I bought her own lever action she might regain interest. Smart move, Dad! She absolutely LOVES her new Henry .22. We shot up 6 boxes this weekend and she still didn't want to leave. My 10 22 jammed twice on me but her Henry just kept on going, Accurate, safe, reliable, fun to shoot, and economical too. The perfect .22.
Thanks Henry - for helping me share my hobby with my daughter.
This 10 year old sent us this great photo with his Henry Lever Action Rifles!