Henry Repeating Arms‘ “Guns for Great Causes” program is issuing a “call to arms” to put an end to childhood cancer for good in honor of two-year-old Ethan Shaw–and if you’d like to join Ethan’s Army, all you need to do is open your heart and your gun case to a limited edition Henry “Ethan’s Army” Edition Golden Boy lever-action rifle. Henry designed and produced 88 beautiful collectible lever-action .22s to benefit the Shaw family; they’re available now through Henry Repeating Arms’ website and the first in the series, ETHANSARMY01, is currently up for auction on Gunbroker.com. All proceeds from the sales of the “Ethan’s Army” rifles will be presented to the Shaw family.
Anthony Imperato’s dedication to ending childhood cancer is legendary. Just a few months ago, our sister publication reported on another massive donation to benefit two sick toddlers. Imperato first learned of Ethan’s battle with Embryonal tumors with multilayered rosettes (ETMR) in May of this year and immediately offered assistance through Henry’s ‘Guns For Great Causes’ program; a division of Henry Repeating Arms focused on charitable donations for sick children and hospitals, veterans organizations, and shooting sports and wildlife conservation. ETMR is considered one of the most aggressive forms of brain tumors encountered in children, and the family was incurring medical expenses outside of their insurance coverage in excess of $17,000 a month for the medications alone. From the sales of the “Ethan’s Army” rifles, Henry Repeating Arms expects to present the family with over $50,000.
Tragically, on June 11, 2020, Imperato received the devastating news that Ethan Shaw had succumbed to his illness. Imperato says, “My heart is broken for Ethan’s parents and his eight older siblings. We set out to make these rifles to show Ethan that the Henry Family is standing with him in his battle, and now we must release these rifles in honor of his life.” He continues, “The last thing parents want to think about after losing their child to an illness like this are finances, so we hope that this Guns For Great Causes initiative helps ease that burden.”
The “Ethan’s Army” edition rifle, chambered in .22 S/L/LR, is built with a Brasslite receiver cover, barrel band, and brass buttplate. It also features a 20-inch blued steel octagon barrel with fully adjustable sights. The genuine American Walnut buttstock is engraved with a silhouette of Ethan in the foreground with his entire family standing behind him. Ethan’s profile is hand-painted with a Tennessee flag motif. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, CT, donated the engraving and design work for these rifles.
The limited-edition series of 88 rifles bears a unique serial number ranging from “ETHANSARMY01” to “ETHANSARMY88”. All the rifles are available for purchase directly from Henry Repeating Arms at HenryUSA.com with a price of $550, and serial number ETHANSARMY01 is up for auction as Listing # 873570513 on Gunbroker.com.
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