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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
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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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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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