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.
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.
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?
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
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.
Oh, I meant to add:
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
Oh, the home of the “World’s Largest Muskie”!
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
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.
I think you did it.
“Free Samples”?What are you,A DemonRat??????????
Henry Arms to manufacture in WI (more jobs)
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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.
“Now, we need to get rid of the anachronistic 48 hour waiting period for handgun sales.”
And the insane Gun Free School Zone law.
They look like a LOT of fun. Is that extra furniture under the table?
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.
I have a Henry Big Boy in 45 Colt I use for CAS and it is indeed heavy, but a hoot to shoot.
All my Henry Golden Boys fell off my boat. They were great. Sure do miss them.