If you're a regular NRA Family reader, then chances are you've heard of Henry Repeating Arms' Guns For Great Causes Program. Chances are, you're also aware that Henry is celebrating its 50th anniversary--traditionally the time when gifts of silver are given--with a $1,000,000 pledge to Guns For Great Causes. The latest way to raise funds also doubles as a great way to secure a family heirloom that you and your kin will appreciate for decades to come: the release of the Henry Golden Boy “Silver Anniversary” Edition rifle.
Only one thousand of these Silver Anniversary Golden Boy rifles have been made. Starting at noon Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 13, the limited-edition rifles will be available exclusively through Henry Repeating Arms’ website while supplies last. (Of course, the rifle will need to be shipped to a dealer for the NICS check and transfer.) This is absolutely the Henry Golden Boy platform you know and love ... but you'll notice its usual bright brass receiver cover, barrel band and buttplate are now a silver tone (obviously!). In sharp color contrast, the buttstock and forestock are fashioned from black stained hardwood with a durable weather-resistant coating, not unlike the All-Weather rifles found elsewhere in Henry’s product catalog.
The middle of the buttstock features an inlaid nickel-plated medallion stamped with the iconic Henry Repeating Arms frontiersman and 25th-anniversary logo. An engraving on the upper tang of the receiver is filled with silver paint and reads, “Silver Anniversary 1-of-1,000.” Other specifications are borrowed directly from the Golden Boy, including a tube magazine with a capacity for 16 rounds of .22 Long Rifle or 21 rounds of .22 Short, a 20-inch blued steel octagon barrel and fully adjustable sights. The rifles are selling for $1,000 each, plus shipping and handling.
A full one hundred percent of the proceeds from each sale will raise a total of $1,000,000 for donation to children’s hospitals, military veterans and first responders’ organizations, shooting sports, hunting heritage, and wildlife conservation advocates. Anthony Imperato, Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder has already begun dispersing portions of the Silver Anniversary pledge to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Shadow Warriors Project, with the entire pledge scheduled to be distributed by March 2023.
“Thanks to the hard work of more than 600 employees and the support of millions of customers worldwide, we are in the fortunate position of being able to help the causes that we believe in,” said Imperato. “This rifle is the culmination of our 25th-anniversary celebrations, and it’s all about giving back. I am extremely proud of what our Guns for Great Causes endeavors have accomplished in these two-plus decades.”
Mark your calendars ... these rifles are likely to sell out quickly based on previous limited-edition runs! HenryUSA.com.