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The Legacy of Serial #9

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Legacy of Serial number 9~Dan Clayton-Luce, Communications Director, Henry Repeating Arms

Arguably the most well-known 1860’s era Henry rifle is the gold-laden and intricately engraved serial number #6, which is now housed in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, for this is the rifle that was presented to Abraham Lincoln. Its history, provenance, and spectacular finish earned it a Gold Medal from the NRA’s Collectors Society. This particular rifle wasn’t always meant to be a collector’s piece though. The New Haven Arms Company, more specifically Oliver Winchester, presented this rifle to Abraham Lincoln as more of a nudge and a wink in attempt to influence Lincoln into purchasing them en masse for the war efforts. And while the Henry rifle never saw widespread use during the war, mostly due to its price, serial #6 wasn’t the only attempt at winning a political leader’s influence to sell more rifles.

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26 Comments
  • Lvc.Tom
    March 10, 2019

    love my Golden Boy. wish you made a 40 cal to go with my S&W hand gun

  • flwolf
    March 10, 2019

    I’ve always loved the Winchester, 30-30 being my favorite caliber. Perhaps some day I can afford to have one built for me, with the looks I want. 🙂

    • nbrandon58
      March 10, 2019

      I have 2 Henry’s but will never buy another one.
      I do not like the looks of the 45/70 .

  • philipweitzel
    March 10, 2019

    Bought my second Henry about a month ago. The first one, purchased last summer, was a H010 CC in 45-70. I decided to get a Golden Boy in .22LR and selected the one based on walnut figuring from five that the retailer had in the rack. In the selection process I missed a slight chip in the forestock where it joins the receiver. I called Henry and was met with courteous service. Much to my surprise I received replace fore and main matching stocks that are even fancier than the originals. Mr. Imperato really means it when he commits to total customer satisfaction. Thanks much your service is appreciated.
    Phil Weitzel
    Union Grove, WI.

  • g.bradley0088
    March 10, 2019

    Sweet. Would love to have one , one day !!
    Never had a Henry. Always waned one. Maybe someday ! Have a blessed day !!

  • shuman449
    March 10, 2019

    Always wanted a Golden Boy but couldn’t afford one when I was young so I bought my son a Golden Big Boy 45 for his 40th Birthday and gave it to him last night, he loves it!!! I bought 2 Big Boy 45, one for each of my boys, my other son is a Senior Chief in the US Navy and was planning on retiring next year but now is thinking of staying in. Well now it looks like I’ll be taking the other Big Boy 45 and I might just have to get him the military addition when he retires if I can get a good price on one.Thank you Anthony Imperato and Henry Repeating Arms for making such beautiful guns and memories.

  • ses4leo
    March 10, 2019

    Loved reading the story about serial # 9

  • Mike.mcintire8790
    March 10, 2019

    Although, I can’t afford one at the time I do Have the “Confederate Generals” 44-40 copy On display Just over My TV, in my home “Den”. I do read all the eMails and really respect your Organization (Your Product and People). and Love History! Good luck in Helping us all with remembering The Past and the Future.
    My Best Regards.
    Mike

  • Mike.mcintire8790
    March 10, 2019

    Henry Knife? or Belt Buckle? would go over well in the market. I have Mr. Rugers own Belt buckle along with a few others that I have found. Weatherby made a really nice one a few years Back.
    Mike

  • 5jbeaz
    March 10, 2019

    Just picked up my silver eagle yesterday. 2nd model. It is beautiful.
    Liberty

  • drkerleywc
    March 10, 2019

    WOW

  • chrodoc
    March 10, 2019

    i am very impressed!

  • GOODFMLY
    March 10, 2019

    i have 2 golden big boy in the 45 long colt and the golden boy in 22lr, love them both looking for a golden boy in 22WMS .

  • Jimmywiniecki
    March 10, 2019

    We have several henry rifles my last one I got was a 4570 love it love its accuracy and it’s a beautiful gun
    I had to have some service done on one of our guns and I cannot think your company enough on how they took care of it love the service
    Thank you
    We will be buying more

  • ORIGINUKNOWN
    March 10, 2019

    Why are you people still racist

    • jdgreene05
      March 10, 2019

      Get real! Maybe you ought to go to Australia 👎

  • fluffyoftheozarks
    March 10, 2019

    Absolutely! I’m a fan of the winchester lever guns, I own 2. One is a 30-30 trapper, handiest varmint gun ever. Also, I live in the woods, and it’s the handiest meat getter I own, but I look forward to getting a Henry short barrel 357 to replace it because of the recoil of the 30-30 on my authoritic shoulder! Keep up the good work!

  • whoozisss
    March 10, 2019

    I have two Henrys, a .22 pump and a .357 single shot. Both are beautiful and in your basic finish, blued metal walnut wood. Personally, I don’t care for the fancy stuff, like this silver one. I’ll take simple blued any day…………. (Do wish your receiver covers were finished to the same level of perfection as the barrel and other metal surfaces. The mottled “pot metal” look of the covers is jarring).

  • dj.schooler
    March 10, 2019

    I own three rifles made by Henry and would like to buy three more. The craftsmanship of the Henry rifle would be hard if not impossible to beat. I am retired so I have to watch my money. If it wasn’t for that I would own those other three rifles. I spent over eleven years in the Army and more time than that working as a machinist so I can see the craftsmanship and work that went into manufacturing the Henry products. The three that I have now work has smooth now as they did the day I brought them. I have not had one jam or any other problems with any of the rifles I own.

  • Mphufford
    March 10, 2019

    Just purchased a golden boy 22 . A beautiful gun. Well crafted.. smoothest lever action . I have been teaching my grandchildren gun safety. Can’t wait for them to enjoy shooting this beautiful gun.

  • ironman5091
    March 10, 2019

    Ironman5091
    March 10, 2019

    Hell readers and Henry Repeating Arms fans. What a classic Serial #9, so much history. As a fan of the lever action rifle, while watching westerns with my father as a young boy, l always wanted to own one. Not just anyone, but a Henry. Why? a Henry do you ask yourself? The history, legacy, and beauty of a perfectly well designed and well made Lever Action, all captured magnificently by Henry Repeating Arms “Made in America or Not Made At All” true to heart. I would like to say, after much delay on my part, l finally purchased and was able to get my hands on a Henry “Golden Boy” which Anthony Imperato has a nostalgic feeling for the line. I also have
    an eye for “The Long Ranger” which as you know combines both bolt action performance with the speed of a lever action. Thanks,

  • 1worldvisionkg
    March 10, 2019

    Grey article.I really like the history story
    Thanks

  • lytle111
    March 11, 2019

    I love my Henry Rifle.

  • DANINJOSHUATREE
    March 11, 2019

    Now you know why I own a work of art and craftsmanship. 44 Mag gets the job done even on Grizzley’s. “It ain’t a Henry if it don’t say Henry”.