Henry Repeating Arms Company has announced that they have made their one-millionth rimfire .22 model H001 lever action rifle. First such rifles started shipping in 1997 and now, 20 years later, the company has reached this huge milestone of one million .22LR/.22L/.22S H001 rifles made.
Originally the H001 rifle was offered in .22 rimfire calibers. Later, calibers like .22 WMR, .17 HMR as well as various versions like octagonal barreled ones, youth model, and large loop carbine were added. By the way, if counting all these versions, there are over two million of these rifles sold.
The one-millionth rifle has a beautifully engraved silver finished receiver. The hand engraved receiver also features gold inlaid elements with 24-carat gold. The rifle is fitted with exhibition grade American walnut furniture.
National Shooting Sports Foundation has selected the one-millionth H001 as the 2018 SHOT Show auction rifle. It is auctioned by the Hunting Heritage Trust on GunBroker.com. The auction will conclude on January 26, 2018, which is the final day of SHOT Show 2018. Henry Repeating Arms predicts that this rifle will break the SHOT Show auction record of $136,024. The revenue from auctioning this rifle will be donated to fund organizations supporting the Second Amendment, shooting sports, hunting and firearms safety.
Great achievement by this only 20-year old but already iconic American company. This rifle will definitely be a wonderful addition to any collection.