Service Academy Rivalary

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis have competed in their annual service academy rivalry for 128 years!  Custom-firearms designer, High Caliber Gifts has created a Special Edition rifle in tribute to the traditional rivalry.

President Dwight David Eisenhower, a West Point Graduate, most notably commented on the classic rivalry, saying, “The Army and Navy are the best of friends in the world 364 1/2 days a year. But on one Saturday afternoon…”

This Special Edition rifle is a custom-engraved Henry Golden Boy Silver .22.  The rifle features scroll engraving, 24-carat gold inlay and special serial numbers recognizing the rivalry.

The first series of rifles honors the Army’s 14-13 victory in 2017.  Custom rifles can be ordered to recognize any service academy game in the history of the rivalry. For instance, the  Navy’s 24-0 victory in 1890 and the winner of the 2018 service academy contest on December 8, 2018.

The engraving on the right side of the tribute rifle presents 24-carat gold engraving of the box score of the 2017 classic along with a “GO ARMY BEAT NAVY”  24-carat gold inscription.

The left side of the receiver displays the above-referenced quote from President Eisenhower surrounded by scroll engraving.  There is also a 24-carat gold inscription “Black Knights” in honor of the victorious Army Black Knights.

The Henry Golden Boy Silver includes details such as the 20″ blued octagonal barrel, American Walnut stock and nickel-plated receiver cover, buttplate and barrel band. The rifle also the legendary smooth Henry lever action and 16-round capacity.

The very first rifle in the edition is currently being offered at  Minimum bid is only $795.00 and the offer is open through December 7, 2018.  Visit to learn more.

Contact us to reserve your special edition rifle by emailing Mike at  We are also available to assist you in designing your custom engraved rifle.  Learn more about additional themes at

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