Hand Engraved, Silver Plated New Original Henry Rifle Heads to Auction

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
Hand Engraved, Silver Plated New Original Henry Rifle (Henry)

Henry Repeating Arms are well known for their special edition rifles and raising money for great causes. Their latest is a fundraising drive, in partnership with Baron Engraving and Davidson’s Inc. for the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyoming. The Cody Firearms Museum Collectors Series from Henry offers a way to support a great museum and get a beautiful piece of craftsmanship at the same time. Over on GunBroker Henry are auctioning a one-of-a-kind custom engraved New Original Henry Rifle in .44-40 WCF. Bidding will close on Flag Day, Tuesday June 14, 2022.

Hand Engraved, Silver Plated New Original Henry Rifle (Henry)

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Hand Engraved, Silver Plated New Original Henry Rifle (Henry)

The engraving was done by master hand engraver Robert Bunting who turned to the ornate work of 19th-century master engraver Louis Daniel Nimschke for inspiration.

Hand Engraved, Silver Plated New Original Henry Rifle (Henry)

Here’s what Henry have to say about the unique rifle:

There are few places in the country more impressive than The Cody Firearms Museum for history buffs and firearms enthusiasts. Located at The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, about 50 miles outside Yellowstone National Park, the world-class exhibits boast over 4,000 guns and 10,000 artifacts. To enhance and ensure the longevity of its collection with financial support that directly benefits the museum, The Cody Firearms Museum Collectors Series offers the opportunity to purchase limited-edition firearms inspired by the most prized pieces at the museum.

Together with Baron Engraving and Davidson’s Inc., Henry Repeating Arms is proud to announce the auction of the first gun in the third edition of the Cody Firearms Museum Collectors Series, a one-of-a-kind New Original Henry Rifle inspired by 19th-century master firearms engraver Louis D. Nimschke.

Using the style of one of America’s most famous engravers, Baron’s master hand engraver Robert Bunting proceeded to adorn the brass receiver with Nimschke’s signature American scrollwork combined with fine European detailing. In addition, the receiver was brilliantly polished, silver-plated, fitted with complementing nitre blued screws, and an exhibition grade American Walnut stock capped with a hand-engraved, silver-plated crescent buttplate. True to the 1860 patent, the New Original Henry Rifle features a blued one-piece octagonal barrel and magazine, a classic folding ladder rear sight, and a blade front sight. The rifle is chambered for .44-40 WCF with a 13-round capacity.

Until Flag Day, June 14, 2022, at 10 PM Mountain Time, the charitable auction is live on Gunbroker.com, item #932921142. For those attending the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, the rifle will be displayed in Henry Repeating Arms’ booth with a custom heavyweight, hand-tooled leather scabbard included in the auction.

The auction winner has the option to display the rifle in the museum for up to one year with personal recognition during that time for the loan of the rifle.

For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its products, visit henryusa.com

Hand Engraved, Silver Plated New Original Henry Rifle (Henry)
Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

Managing Editor: TheFirearmBlog.com & Overt Defense.com. Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. Matt is also runs The Armourer's Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms. Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news. Reach Matt at: matt@thefirearmblog.com

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  • Jeff Hewitt Jeff Hewitt on May 20, 2022

    I really applaud Henry for making pretty, engraved lever guns (think silver eagle, golden boy) accessible to regular Americans along with reproducing the original Henry to a high standard. These special additions are the cherry on top.