Exhibition Edition Rifles

“Our 2019 Limited Edition package of three special “Exhibition Edition” rifles was a first for us, with all three editions selling out quickly,” commented Henry President, Anthony Imperato. “We are always happy when we can make unique collector editions available to our loyal Henry fans—and, without question, these were such editions.”

In 2019, the “Exhibition Edition” rifles all went to the highest bidders on GunBroker.com. This year, the “Exhibition Edition” rifles will be made available at a set price with the buyers of last year’s editions receiving priority.

Our 2019 buyers will have first priority on the 2020 rifles–at prices that are equal to or lower than last year’s average auction prices.  So, here’s the unveiling of our 2020 Editions:

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Following highly favorable survey feedback regarding the 2019 “Exhibition Editions”, Henry and High Caliber Gifts have announced a series of six new Editions based on your requests. All will feature special engraving and serial numbers and hand-selected Exhibition-Quality Black Walnut.

The full line-up of six 2020 “Exhibition Editions” include:

  • .45-70 with Brass Receiver (H010B)
  • New Original Henry .44-40 with hand engraving
  • 357 Magnum Big Boy Silver (H006SM)
  • .17 HMR Golden Boy Silver (H004SV)
  • .30-30 with Brass Receiver (H009B)
  • First-ever Henry .30-30 with Blued Receiver and Octagon barrel
New Original Henry Exhibition Edition

The Limited Edition of six models will mark only the second time in Henry history that special editions of Henry rifles have been made available to Henry collectors with rare Exhibition Grade black walnut stocks, the highest grade of black walnut available.

Only About One of 1,000 Walnut Stocks Qualify as Exhibition Quality

1 –  .45-.70 Brass Receiver (H010B)

The 2019 “Exhibition Edition” .45-70 sold out faster than any other 2019 model.

2020 Henry “Exhibition Edition” .45-.70 with Engraved Brass Receiver

This year’s 2020 Edition has a new, exclusive, engraving pattern featuring prominent “Henry “Exhibition Edition” 2020” surrounded by engraved border and scroll and “State Name” and “One of One” the right side of the receiver.

2020 Henry “Exhibition Edition” .45-.70 with Engraved Brass Receiver

Left side of receiver features a large Henry logo and the iconic “Made in America or Not Made at All” inscription surrounded by oval border and prominent scroll.

Each rifle will have exclusive state-themed serial number such as 2020MAINE01, 2020 ALASKA01, etc.

 

Please Note: Will not ship until approx. .

Last year’s average auction price for the .45-70 “Exhibition Edition” was $2,085.00.


2020 Price: $1,995.00

2 – New Original Henry .44-40 (H011)

Featuring Hand Engraving
The original Henry lever action rifle was introduced in 1860. Today, 160 years later, the first “Exhibition Edition” New Original Henry has been announced by Henry featuring hand-selected Exhibition Grade wood, one-per state serial numbers and historic Ulrich-style hand engraving.

“In reviewing the first example of this very special rifle, Henry President, Anthony Imperato, proclaimed “IT LOOKS GREAT.”

2020 New Original Henry “Exhibition Edition” .44-.40 with Engraved Brass Receiver

The right side of the receiver on this New Original Henry features full-coverage Ulrich-style engraving using Baron Engraving’s proprietary engraving process plus two hours of hand-engraving per rifle. Each rifle is hand signed by the engraver who spent two hours highlighting the Ulrich-style scroll.

Centered on the right side of the receiver is an ornate script “Henry “Exhibition Edition” 2020.” The entire receiver is bordered by a complementary engraved pattern. Toward the front of the receiver, highlighting the rifle’s one-per-state significance is a “Name of State One of One” inscription, bordered by a pattern matching the Henry inscription in the center of the receiver.

2020 New Original Henry “Exhibition Edition” .44-.40 with Engraved Brass Receiver

The left side of the receiver also features full-coverage scroll accented by hand engraving. The center of the receiver features the Henry logo and Henry “Cowboy” artwork with the historic Henry description “Load on Sunday– Shoot All Week Long.” Toward the front of the receiver is historic Ulrich-style engraving of a white-tailed deer in a forest setting. The design greatly enhances the historic significance of this New Original Henry .44-40.

Each rifle will have exclusive state-themed serial number such as  1860MAINE01, 1860TEXAS01, etc.  

Price: $3,750.00

3 – Big Boy Silver Edition .357 (H006MS)
A survey of 2019 “Exhibition Edition” buyers asking for suggestions for models and calibers for 2020 resulted in many requests for the Henry Big Boy in .357 caliber. 

2020 Henry Big Boy Silver “Exhibition Edition” .357 with Engraved Brass Receiver
2020 Henry Big Boy Silver “Exhibition Edition” .357 with Engraved Brass Receiver

The left side of the receiver features the iconic “Henry-Made in America or Not Made at All” logo in 24-carat gold and gold banner proclaiming “One of One.”

Each rifle will have exclusive state-themed serial numbers such as  01TEXAS2020, 01IDAHO2020, etc.

Last Year’s Average Auction Price for the Big Boy .44 Magnum “Exhibition Edition” was $2,010.00.

Price for this year’s “Exhibition Edition” .357 Magnum is $1,995.00

The right side of the receiver on this Big Boy Silver features a 24-carat gold inscription, “Henry Repeating Arms Company” highlighted by tasteful gold scroll and oval design. The forward section of the receiver features a 24-carat gold inscription proclaiming, “Exhibition Edition,” “State Name 2020.”

4 – Golden Boy Silver Edition .17HMR (H004SV)
Also high on the list of requested models and calibers for the 2020 “Exhibition Edition” was the Golden Boy Silver in .17 HMR. These rimfires will feature exhibition-quality black walnut stock, 24-carat gold engraving and inscriptions highlighting the “Exhibition Edition” status of the rifle and its “One-per-State” collectability.

2020 Henry Golden Boy Silver “Exhibition Edition” .17HMR with Engraved Brass Receiver
2020 Henry Golden Boy Silver “Exhibition Edition” .17HMR with Engraved Brass Receiver

The left side features the iconic “Henry-Made in America or Not Made at All” logo in 24-carat gold and surrounded by impressive scroll engraving.
Each rifle will have an exclusive state-themed serial number such as 1OF1FLORIDA, 1OF1TEXAS, etc.

Last Year’s Average Auction price for the .22LR “Exhibition Edition” was $1,550.00.

2020 Price is $1,550.00

The right side of the receiver on this Big Boy Silver features a 24-carat gold inscription, “Henry Repeating Arms Company” highlighted by tasteful gold scroll and oval design. The forward section of the receiver features a 24-carat gold inscription proclaiming, “Exhibition Edition,” “State Name 2020.”

5 – Traditional .30-.30 With Brass Receiver (H009B)
(Please Note: Will Not Ship Until Approx. Feb. 15)

The second .30-.30 “Exhibition Edition” is this classic lever action featuring brass receiver and octagon barrel. Like the first .30-.30, this “Exhibition Edition

2020 Henry “Exhibition Edition” .30-.30 with Engraved Brass Receiver

The right side of the receiver of this .30-.30 features impressive full-coverage scroll engraving. The scroll surrounds the “Henry “Exhibition Edition” 2020”  inscription toward the front of the receiver. Highlighted by an ornate stylized circle toward the rear of the right side of receiver is a historic rendering of a whitetail deer in forest setting—where the .30-.30 has proved its mettle. The historic white-tailed deer engraving is based in the days when pictures of deer where based on sketches or memory. It was before the time of photography. 

2020 Henry “Exhibition Edition” .30-.30 with Engraved Brass Receiver

The left side of the receiver features a large oval rendition of the Henry logo highlighted by scroll engraving intertwined in the Henry name and scroll highlighting the overall design. Text around the logo reads “Load on Sunday -Shoot All Week Long”, which was the popular description of the classic lever action in the earliest days of the Henry. This is the first time this popular Henry quotation has appeared on any production Henry rifle.

Emphasizing that this rifle is one of only two made for each state is the inscription “State Name Collection” surrounding by distinctive scroll. Further highlighting the only two rifles per state significance of these rifles are their serial numbers such as  “TEXAS1OF1” or “TEXAS2OF2”.

Price: $1,895.00

PLEASE NOTE: Ordering & Shipping of the Brass Receiver .30-.30 Edition and First-of-its-Kind .30-.30 with blued receiver and Octagonal Barrel have been delayed until late January or later. Friends of Henry may order these rifles now and we will reserve your rifle, but we will not ask for and will not accept payment at this time. We feel it’s just simpler that way. We’ll let you know when your reserved .30-.30s are ready for deliver and you can pay at that time.

6 – First Ever Henry .30-30 with Blued Receiver and Octagon Barrel
(Please Note: Will Not Ship Until Approx. Feb. 15, 2021)

Given the historic popularity of the .30-30 Henry lever action, Henry and High Caliber Gifts agreed to create two 2020 “Exhibition Edition” models in .30-.30 caliber. The rifles will be produced in editions of 100 rifles each, including two rifles per state.

The first .30-.30 Edition is special indeed. Responding to customer requests for a special 30-.30 “Exhibition Edition”, Henry has produced the FIRST EVER Henry .30-.30 with blued receiver and octagon barrel. Previously, the blued receiver was available only with round barrel.

“We have had numerous requests over the years for a blued receiver .30-.30 with Octagon barrel and this seemed like the perfect time to honor those requests

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First Ever Henry .30-.30 with Blued Receiver and Octagonal Barrel

The right side of the receiver on this first-of-its-kind .30-.30 features full- coverage scroll engraving surrounding a 24-carat gold inscription proclaiming, “Henry “Exhibition Edition” 2020”. Highlighted by an ornate stylized circle toward the rear of the right side of receiver is a historic 24-carat gold rendering of a whitetail deer in forest setting—where the .30-.30 has proved its mettle. The historic white-tailed deer engraving is based on the days when pictures of deer where based on sketches or memory. It was before the time of photography.

 

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First Ever Henry .30-.30 with Blued Receiver and Octagonal Barrel

The left side of the receiver features a large oval rendition of the Henry logo in 24-carat gold Henry name highlighted by scroll engraving. Surrounding the Henry name are two 24-carat gold banners proclaiming, “Load on Sunday–Shoot All Week Long”, which was the popular description of the classic lever  action in the earliest days of the Henry. This is the first time this popular Henry quotation has appeared on any production Henry rifle.

Toward the rear of the left side of the receiver is a 24-carat gold simulated medallion stating, “State Name Collection”, emphasizing that this rifle is one of only two made for each state.

Further highlighting the only two rifles per state significance of these rifles are their serial numbers such as “01TEXAS3030 or 02TEXAS3030.

Price: $1,995.00

PLEASE NOTE: Ordering & Shipping of the Brass Receiver .30-.30 Edition and First-of-its-Kind .30-.30 with blued receiver and Octagonal Barrel have been delayed until late January or later. Friends of Henry may order these rifles now and we will reserve your rifle, but we will not ask for and will not accept payment at this time. We feel it’s just simpler that way. We’ll let you know when your reserved .30-.30s are ready for deliver and you can pay at that time.

What qualifies as Exhibition Quality Walnut?

All Henry “Exhibition Edition” rifles feature Exhibition grade American Black Walnut. A 35-year veteran of exhibition-grade walnut grading provided this description of Exhibition Grade wood:

“An exhibition-grade blank is classified as “Exhibition” if it is “Highly figured” for at least 80-90% of both  panels. Exhibition Grade Walnut is taken from large mature black walnut trees that can be over 100 years old. But that does not guarantee that a tree that old will produce Exhibition Grade blanks, only a few experts are able to recognize a walnut tree that may produce stock blanks of Exhibition Grade quality– so the detection is a key point for acquiring Exhibition Grade quality blanks. However, after the milling takes place not all logs produce what you hope they produce.  In fact, only about one out every 1,000 gunstock blanks we hand select qualifies as Exhibition grade. That’s why the exhibition grade is so rare and expensive.”

Exhibition grade stocks can range in price from $500.00 to several thousand dollars.

Please call or email Mike at 203 456 3521, mike@highcalibergifts.com or call or e-mail Bob at 803 641-1030 or rdelfay@earthlink.net with any questions.