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A Rifle Tribute To America's Farmers

Special edition 22-caliber Henry rifle salutes America's farmers for feeding the world.

John Vogel, Editor, American Agriculturist

November 21, 2013

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Henry Repeating Arms has designed a special "American Farmer Tribute" edition of its Golden Boy lever-action rifle. No, you wouldn't go buck, bear or turkey hunting with it.

But you might take this 22-caliber gun out for small game. Even on your gun rack, it's certain to draw appreciation just for what it stands for.

The special edition arose out of Anthony Imperato's travels through rural America. "I've been fortunate to see the incredible work ethic of the American farmer," explains the president of Henry Repeating Arm. "I'm humbled by their spirit and resilience, and thank them for all they do to feed our country and the world."

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The first thing you'll note when unwrapping the Model H004AF is the bright engraved scrollwork on nickel-plated cover with washed 24 kt. gold images on each side. It ties together the American walnut stock with its carved rural image and brass plate butt and the 20-inch blued octagonal-shaped barrel.

The 38½-inch long rifle weighs in at a well-balanced 6¾ pounds. Its smooth and easy lever-action takes the clumsiness out of firing 16 long or 21 short rounds, all in one loading.

One receiver panel of the plate cover features the words "American Farmers Feeding the World" engraved in 24-karet gold. The other side has an engraved image is of a farmer working a field behind his horse-drawn plow with a barn in the background. That one, too, is in washed gold.

This all American-made H004AF is available through licensed Henry dealers at a suggested retail price of $1,020. Click through the pictures for more details. Catch a listing of nearby dealerships on the website at  or call 201-858-4400.

About the Author(s)

John Vogel

Editor, American Agriculturist

For more than 38 years, John Vogel has been a Farm Progress editor writing for farmers from the Dakota prairies to the Eastern shores. Since 1985, he's been the editor of American Agriculturist – successor of three other Northeast magazines.

Raised on a grain and beef farm, he double-majored in Animal Science and Ag Journalism at Iowa State. His passion for helping farmers and farm management skills led to his family farm's first 209-bushel corn yield average in 1989.

John's personal and professional missions are an integral part of American Agriculturist's mission: To anticipate and explore tomorrow's farming needs and encourage positive change to keep family, profit and pride in farming.

John co-founded Pennsylvania Farm Link, a non-profit dedicated to helping young farmers start farming. It was responsible for creating three innovative state-supported low-interest loan programs and two "Farms for the Future" conferences.

His publications have received countless awards, including the 2000 Folio "Gold Award" for editorial excellence, the 2001 and 2008 National Association of Ag Journalists' Mackiewicz Award, several American Agricultural Editors' "Oscars" plus many ag media awards from the New York State Agricultural Society.

Vogel is a three-time winner of the Northeast Farm Communicators' Farm Communicator of the Year award. He's a National 4-H Foundation Distinguished Alumni and an honorary member of Alpha Zeta, and board member of Christian Farmers Outreach.

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