Henry Repeating Arms

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Henry Repeating Arms
Industry Firearms
Founded 1996 in Brooklyn, New York
Founders Louis & Anthony Imperato
Headquarters Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Products Firearms
Owner Anthony Imperato
Website www.henryusa.com

Henry Repeating Arms is a firearms manufacturing company. As of 2013, Henry Repeating Arms ranked in the top 5 of all long gun manufacturers, and 7th overall in total firearms production, manufacturing over 300,000 firearms annually. The company is the leading lever action manufacturer.[1]


Henry Repeating Arms was started by Louis Imperato and his son Anthony Imperato in Brooklyn, New York in 1996. The first model produced was the Henry H001 Lever Action .22 and the first shipments were made in March 1997. The original corporate motto was "Made in America and Priced Right". Henry Repeating Arms takes its name from Benjamin Tyler Henry, the inventor who patented the first repeating rifle in 1860, known as the Henry rifle. There is no affiliation or lineage to Benjamin Tyler Henry or to the New Haven Arms Company, who sold the original Henry rifle from 1862 to 1864. Anthony Imperato secured the trademark to the Henry name in 1996.


Henry Repeating Arms employs 475 people and operates two manufacturing facilities totaling 250,000 square feet. The company headquarters is located in Bayonne, New Jersey and a second manufacturing facility is located in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Louis Imperato served as Chairman of the company from its start until his passing in November 2007. Anthony Imperato has served as the company President from the company’s inception through today. Andy Wickstrom is the Vice President/General Manager and Lemana Saran serves as Vice President/Assistant to the President.


Henry Repeating Arms manufactures rifles and shotguns. The company produces a broad range of lever action rifles in both rimfire and centerfire calibers, in a variety of finishes, including alloy, steel, hardened brass, hardened silver, color case hardened, and All-Weather. The company’s signature model is the Henry Golden Boy, a rimfire lever action whose moniker is "the gun that brings out the west in you". The company has sold over one million of their model H001 Lever Action .22 rifle, which has become a staple of the firearms industry. The company donated serial number 1 million which was auctioned and raised over $50,000. The Henry Big Boy is a centerfire lever action that is ideal for brush hunting, home defense and cowboy action shooting. The Henry Long Ranger is a centerfire lever action that delivers bolt action distance and precision for big game hunts. The company resurrected the original Henry rifle and today it is offered in calibers .44-40 and .45 Colt in a variety of finishes. The Henry Lever Action .410 bore is the only lever action shotgun on the market. The Henry US Survival AR-7 is an updated version of the U.S. Air Force AR-7, a take-down .22 that is ideal for all outdoorsmen. All of the rifles components fit into the buttstock. The Henry Mini Bolt is the ideal beginners' rifle, a stainless steel single shot .22, that is the official youth rifle of the USA Shooting Team. Henry Repeating Arms is the official firearms licensee of the Boy Scouts of America, and several Henry Boy Scout editions are available. The company has a line of tribute rifles, honoring many deserving constituencies including those serving in the military, 1st responders, and the American Farmer. The Henry Corporate Editions program offers companies the opportunity to place their logo on a Henry rifle for employee retirements, dealer rewards, and corporate milestones. The Henry Single Shot Shotgun is available in hardened brass or steel in 12, 20 and 410 gauges. The Henry Single Shot rifle is also available in hardened brass or steel in over 10 centerfire calibers.


Henry Repeating Arms corporate motto is "Made in America or Not Made At All".


Henry Repeating Arms was recognized for exceptional customer service in June 2016 by the American Business Awards, and received the Stevie Award for both Customer Service and Social Media. It is the only time a firearms company has received these awards.


Henry Repeating Arms held the record-breaking Henry 1000-Man Shoot in November 2016 at Ben Avery Shooting Center when 1000 participants fired Henry Golden Boy rifles simultaneously.

Charitable endeavors[edit]

Henry Repeating Arms "Guns for Great Causes" is a charitable component of the company that focuses on individual sick children's cases, children's hospitals, veterans organizations, and 2nd Amendment/Shooting Sports/Wildlife conservation causes and organizations.


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