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Henry Repeating Arms to manufacture rifles in Wisconsin
The Daily Caller ^ | 2 November, 2013 | NA

Posted on 11/02/2013 6:06:13 PM PDT by marktwain

BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY – Henry Repeating Arms, the leading lever action rifle manufacturer headquartered in Bayonne, N.J., will begin manufacturing their steel centerfire rifles in their Rice Lake, Wisconsin facility in 2014. To date the Wisconsin plant has supplied the Bayonne operation with many components used in all Henry models including receivers, bolts, sights and other internal parts. Several million dollars of new computerized machining equipment was invested in the Wisconsin facility to support the manufacturing of the company’s caliber .30-30 and .45-70 rifles and to increase the volume of the components produced for its rimfire rifles.

Henry Repeating Arms purchased the 138,000 sq ft Rice Lake facility in 2006 from Wright Products, a subsidiary of FKI Industries, who manufactured their own line of storm door hardware. Wright also supplied components to other industries including Henry Repeating since 1998. Wright ceased manufacturing due to price pressure in the hardware industry, causing hundreds of lost jobs. Henry purchased the building and manufacturing equipment and retained 17 experienced employees. Today the company employs over 100 people and continues to hire to support its continued growth. Anthony Imperato, President and owner of the company states, “I am proud of what we’ve accomplished in Wisconsin by saving jobs, adding jobs, and creating a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. I decided to expand our operations here because of the outstanding job our employees do to help us meet increased demand”.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; henry; manufacturing; ricelake; secondamendment; wi; wisconsin
I am only 60 miles from Rice Lake. I wonder if they give tours.... free samples???
1 posted on 11/02/2013 6:06:14 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

60 miles? Eau Claire?

By the way, I discovered from a friend yesterday that some business men (former military guys apparently) will start manufacturing AR-10s, AR-15s and 1911 Colts in Kansas to take advantage of the notoriety of the new law that prosecutes feds for interfering with Kansas firearms ownership rights: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3015760/posts

Looks like a good deal of gun manufacturing will move to the Midwest in the next couple of years.


2 posted on 11/02/2013 6:15:44 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: marktwain

LOL! Let me know if they do. Sweetest little .22 rifle I have is the Henry model H001. Hard times has seen me part with many from the quiver over the years in order to pay bills or make rent, but I’m never parting with my Henry, and I’m taking it with me when I go.


3 posted on 11/02/2013 6:18:11 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: marktwain

My grandson’s first Christmas gift from me will be Henry 22 youth.

Still working on Mrs Delta 21’s gift to me. I want a .357 Mare’s leg so bad i can taste it!


4 posted on 11/02/2013 6:30:21 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: PowderMonkey

Just bought my son a .22 Henry lever action for his 6th birthday. Shoots straight right out of the box. I’m going to grab a .45 for myself, I will support this company, they make good stuff and made in America. I will admit I’m Canadian bbut I support made in America too.


5 posted on 11/02/2013 6:30:47 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Jean S; Diana in Wisconsin; jellybean; marktwain
WOO-H00 for Wisconsin PING!
6 posted on 11/02/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: marktwain

Sounds kinda cheesy to me


7 posted on 11/02/2013 6:43:32 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: marktwain

So how long will it take for Henry to move its manufacturing facilities out of New Jersey?

I think it’s going to be very soon.


8 posted on 11/02/2013 6:46:06 PM PDT by puppypusher
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To: Bulwyf

Thanks for the support. I’ve got a couple Henry’s myself. One is a .22 Golden Boy and the other is a .357 Big Boy....both are tack drivers and sweet shootin’...um at least they used to be....before the tragic boating accident when they went to the bottom of Lake Tahoe....


9 posted on 11/02/2013 6:48:55 PM PDT by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: PowderMonkey
Me too


10 posted on 11/02/2013 6:49:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: marktwain

http://henryrepeating.com/news-henry-manufactures-wisconsin.cfm


11 posted on 11/02/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: marktwain

Scott Walker over Krispy Kreme...great decision!!


12 posted on 11/02/2013 6:53:26 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: mylife

For the “Gun Talk” Ping List...

I have a Henry “Big Boy” chambered in .357 Magnum, with a Sig Sauer CP-1 scope. Sweet.


13 posted on 11/02/2013 6:53:45 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Delta 21
I want a .357 Mare’s leg so bad i can taste it!

The local pawn shop had a pair of Rossi Ranch Hands in .357 a couple of months ago.

Don't see those very often.

14 posted on 11/02/2013 6:54:27 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: marktwain
Several years ago my Navy son lived in Portland ME. We visited, and I went to L.L. Bean's home office to browse. In their sporting goods store they were selling replicas of Henry's circa Civil War. I just asked to look at one and hold it to my shoulder.

I was surprised as to how heavy it was.

If I had $700.00 with no claims on it, I would have bought one that day. It shot .45 Long Colt rounds which is what I make for my Peacemaker.

I never learned the actual weight, but it felt heavy. I still would love to own one.

15 posted on 11/02/2013 6:59:39 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Jane Long; marktwain

Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson and Sean Duffy.


16 posted on 11/02/2013 7:00:39 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: tacticalogic

I looked at the Ranch Hand model. It’s odd with 12” barrel and a too short stock. The model m92 with 16 inch barrel, 8 Rd mag in .357 was more to my liking. Haven’t fired it yet. The 16 inch barrel is optimal for .357 mag muzzle velocity. Iron sights only. Just over 4 lbs.


17 posted on 11/02/2013 7:04:40 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: marktwain

Had a Big Boy in .44 Mag that had a parts problem out of the factory but was very impressed with Henry’s customer service. They stand behind their product. Cost me nothing to fix it and ended up with extra parts to boot.


18 posted on 11/02/2013 7:08:45 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: carriage_hill
My latest completions done on the last day of Oct


19 posted on 11/02/2013 7:10:51 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Myrddin

It looked like it might make an interesting close-quarters weapon if you reinforced the ring, and fitted it with a short bayonet and a lead butt plate.


20 posted on 11/02/2013 7:15:12 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Delta 21

I wanted one, too, just for the fun of it. I settled on the .30/30 brass. And an AR-7. In camo. Next up, a Golden Boy. The dealer didn’t have a Mare’s leg at the time.


21 posted on 11/02/2013 7:38:37 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: mylife
Good deal, here in Alaska, we've been hunting with ARs for the last 20 years. Best thing to happen is the 6.8 Stag, 338 Fed, and for me the 308 Scar. My .556s & 223s never leave the gun safe anymore. I prefer loading 168 TTSXs & A-Frames for my semi autos. We got a few caribou, blk bear, and my nephew got a grizzly bear with my Scar in late August. My favorite scope is 3.5X35 Acog with red dot / ghost ring reticle.

In rural Alaska, everybody favors military rifles for hunting. I really like the 2 point slings off snowmachine & 4 wheeler. Do ya hunt with your guns?

22 posted on 11/02/2013 7:49:52 PM PDT by Eska
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To: vladimir998

Hayward


23 posted on 11/02/2013 7:54:58 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Eska

I am not a hunter, but I have AK builds in lots of flavors.

If I was in Alaska I would carry .308 or 762x54R

That should do it at 500 yards


24 posted on 11/02/2013 7:57:11 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: PowderMonkey

To anyone reading this, you might enjoy “American Guns: A History of America in 10 Guns” … or something. I did not memorize the title.

It just came out by Chris Kyle posthumously who is the recently deceased Seal sniper of “American Sniper”. I’m reading it now.


25 posted on 11/02/2013 8:01:21 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Oh, I meant to add:

http://www.amazon.com/American-Gun-History-U-S-Firearms/dp/0062242717/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383447490&sr=1-2&keywords=american+sniper


26 posted on 11/02/2013 8:02:30 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Eska

I am very exited about the one on the bottom

It has a ghost ring site and a nice red/green dot optic that has 2X and is night vision compatible, and is chambered for 5.45x39 which is as cheap to shoot today as 22LR.

It is a tack driver


27 posted on 11/02/2013 8:04:15 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: marktwain

Oh, the home of the “World’s Largest Muskie”!


28 posted on 11/02/2013 8:07:31 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Why do we fish for muskies?

Because they are worthy opponents.

Hook one and hang on.
You’ll save gas as they will haul you all around to the honey holes for hours


29 posted on 11/02/2013 8:13:51 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: marktwain
Good to hear!

30 posted on 11/02/2013 8:24:13 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: vladimir998

31 posted on 11/02/2013 8:24:59 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: marktwain

Someone who knows how needs to spread the message that the December issue of Guns and Ammo has an article on the last page by Dick Metcalf trying to explain to us rednecks and survivalists don’t really understand that the second amendment actually means arms should be regulated. and that gun owners should be trained by the state.

The word needs to get out.


32 posted on 11/02/2013 9:12:14 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

I think you did it.


33 posted on 11/02/2013 9:16:22 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: marktwain

“Free Samples”?What are you,A DemonRat??????????


34 posted on 11/02/2013 9:57:07 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: marktwain; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ..

Henry Arms to manufacture in WI (more jobs)

FReep mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


35 posted on 11/02/2013 10:01:24 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: marktwain

Welcome to Wisconsin, Henry Repeating...

Wisconsin is becoming a gun friendly state.

My local technical college just completed a new firing range that will be open to the public. They also have very high quality CCW courses, dirt cheap, taught by their law enforcement staff that goes beyond the state requirements with time in their simulators. Under $40 and you get one on one time in scenarios with quality instructors.

...and my local police chief went to businesses encouraging them to NOT post the “no weapons” signs in their businesses after the CCW law was passed. It makes me laugh when I pass the pacifist, fair-trade store and fail to see a “no weapons” sign in the window. I can carry my sidearm and buy elephant dung paper notepads.

Now, we need to get rid of the anachronistic 48 hour waiting period for handgun sales.


36 posted on 11/02/2013 10:08:11 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole; All

“Now, we need to get rid of the anachronistic 48 hour waiting period for handgun sales.”

And the insane Gun Free School Zone law.


37 posted on 11/03/2013 2:10:17 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: mylife

They look like a LOT of fun. Is that extra furniture under the table?


38 posted on 11/03/2013 2:11:20 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: tacticalogic
The local pawn shop had a pair of Rossi Ranch Hands in .357 a couple of months ago. Don't see those very often.

Interesting - the BX at Keesler AFB had a couple last time I looked. Finally got some Base/Wing leadership to re-institute selling firearms/ammo on the old air pad.

39 posted on 11/03/2013 4:07:38 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: stevem

I have a Henry Big Boy in 45 Colt I use for CAS and it is indeed heavy, but a hoot to shoot.


40 posted on 11/03/2013 7:53:09 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: marktwain

All my Henry Golden Boys fell off my boat. They were great. Sure do miss them.


41 posted on 11/03/2013 5:11:27 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (He's not the president, he just plays one on TV.)
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