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Sesquicentennial rifle and plaque available for sale

Friday, June 16, 2006

Evan Knapp
(l) and Barry Johnson pose with two of the limited edition Sesquicentennial rifles.(Photo by Dan Whitney)
A limited number (150) of special .22 gauge Henry rifles, with a large loop lever (think "The Rifleman" TV series), brass barrel band, an octagon barrel, and laser-engraved Cherokee-related pictures (such as the Opera House, race track, and courthouse) will be available for sale by Barry Johnson of Arms and Ammo Gunsmithing in Cherokee. The rifles will be offered at $682 apiece (plus tax). The rifles are numbered (" 1 of 150", "2 of 150", etc.) for authenticity. For an additional charge, the purchaser's name can be engraved on the gun as well.

For those who would like the laser-engraved pictures, but do not want the gun, there will also be 150 limited edition laser-engraved 14" x 21" wood plaques, featuring the same old-time Cherokee photos. The plaques will be sold for an estimated $95 -$99 apiece.

The Henry repeating rifle was first manufactured in the 1860s, and is considered a "classic" by rifle enthusiasts. It was the forerunner of the Winchesteer repeating rifle.

If you want further information, Barry Johnson can be reached at 225-3107. His business, Arms and Ammo Gunsmithing, is located on the west side of Highway 59 North, just north of the 3 & 59 intersection.

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