The Henry Silver Eagle is a “best value” in an engraved all-American-made rifle and a beauty for those who like a little shine at the range, and it’s also a fine shooter, as all the Henry Golden Boy-based rifles are. Now the Eagle soars a little higher with the introduction of the Silver Eagle 2nd Edition, and its cousin, the Golden Eagle. Retaining the same general features as the Silver Eagle, both new rifles are available in .22 S/L/LR in the same configurations with 20” blued octagon barrels, buck & bead adjustable sights, select American Walnut furniture, with the same magazine capacities.
The difference lies in the engraving which take a step away from the Silver Eagle’s historical roots to depict an actual majestic American eagle in flight, wings spread, facing forward into the wind on both sides of the receivers, surrounded by classic 19th Century scroll engraving patterns. The Silver Eagle 2nd Edition’s brightly polished nickeled frame is set off by a slightly darker immediate background for its eagle; the Golden Eagle uses high-relief 24K gold Left-handed shooters can safely use Henry lever action rifles to make its image pop in a more fully-engraved background, along with the words Golden Eagle in banners in an engraved panel on both sides.
Logical upgrades from the original Silver Eagle, both are fine examples of American craftsmanship that you can show and shoot with equal pride, and consider how a pair of these could brighten up your den, office, or living room in a matched set of our hardwood wall display cases. It’s OK to flaunt your prized Henry, and looking at it every day just may motivate you to shoot it more often. Which wouldn’t bother us at all.
- Drilled and tapped receiver for scope mounting
- Long Rifle version also shoots 22 long and 22 Short
- Octagon barrel
- Engraved receiver