Skip to comments.Henry Repeating Arms to manufacture rifles in Wisconsin
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 companys 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 weve 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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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.
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.
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!
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.
Sounds kinda cheesy to me
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.
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....
Scott Walker over Krispy Kreme...great decision!!
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I have a Henry “Big Boy” chambered in .357 Magnum, with a Sig Sauer CP-1 scope. Sweet.
The local pawn shop had a pair of Rossi Ranch Hands in .357 a couple of months ago.
Don't see those very often.
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.
Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson and Sean Duffy.
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.
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.
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.