Engraving has traditionally been reserved for very special guns, a way to set a highly prized personal possession or gift aside from the everyday pack. All the way from highly ornate and unique presentation pieces, through standardized patterns, to merely a name and a date; artistic engraving can add beauty to any gun, along with value and heirloom historicity. Engraved 1860s period Henry rifles are very rare, and extremely desirable to collectors.
Recognizing that, we created our New Original Henry Rifle in a very distinctive Limited Edition, One-Of-1000 version that duplicated the style and quality of a highly-engraved masterpiece of the gun-maker’s art from a long-gone era. That first highly-collectible deluxe Henry proved so popular that Serial No. 1 sold at the NRA’s Foundation auction for an astounding $83,000 and the entire first run sold out very quickly. We then developed the 2nd Edition, which sold out just as quickly.
For those who missed out, or for those who want to collect every edition we’ve offered, we’re happy to present a third limited edition series, the H011D3, also in a finite 1000-rifle production run, and also with its own unique serial number range from BTH0001D3 to BTH1000D3.
A majestic flying bald eagle dominates the right-side rear panel, and is modeled after a very familiar rendition of America’s national bird, with its talons holding the olive branches and arrows, and its beak clutching a waving banner with our country’s 13-letter traditional motto, “E Pluribus Unum.” The USA shield covers the eagle’s chest.
The eagle’s panel, along with the right and left front panels, is enhanced with the American leafy-scroll over a dot-pattern background.
To the rear, the left panel features a well-known collage of all things American from the Revolutionary War, which includes cannon, cannonballs, drums, arrows, flags on staffs, the U.S. shield, and swords, just to name a few. This panel has the same leafy-scroll and dot-pattern enhancement of the others. A dart design surrounds the engraving on all four panels.
Truly beautiful work on our finest and most iconic Henry rifle – this edition will also disappear in a hurry, so order your instant family heirloom now!