If you were looking for the most epic Texas-centric gift of all time, look no further.
On Nov. 2, 2019, at the Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick laid his hands on a brand new Henry Texas Tribute Edition Rifle, which he earned after a pole-qualifying win before the AAA Texas 500.
Henry Repeating Arms, a famed lever gun maker here in the United States, wanted to encapsulate Texas heritage in one firearm and seemingly succeeded. However, you don't have to be from the Lone Star State to appreciate this beauty of a firearm.
"Texas loves guns, and we wanted to make sure that this rifle captured that unique Texas magic with a look that no on has ever seen before on a Henry," Owner and president Anthony Imperato said. "I think we nailed it."
This isn't the first time Henry has released a special-edition rifle like this, either, as they've produced a rifle inspired by the Second Amendment, as well as tribute rifles for firefighters, law enforcement, American farmers, Eagle Scouts and military.
However, this is the first time they've ever dedicated a rifle to one particular state.
"The idea of making a special gun for Texas is something that we've been working at for some time, and we have looked at so many designs in the process," Imperator said.
The Henry Texas Tribute Edition, a unique rendition of the world-renowned Golden Boy rifle, features a 20-inch, blued octagon barrel with a Brasslite receiver cover, as well as a brass buttplate and barrel band.
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A deep black stain gives the Henry rifle's walnut stocks a heavy contrast to the many gold highlights, which include an engraving of the Lone Star Flag in the shape of Texas on the buttstock, the word "Texas" on the forestock and inlaid metal stars on both.
It comes chambered in .22 rimfire, accepting shorts, longs and long rifle cartridges, and uses a magazine that can hold 16-21 rounds, dependent on the cartridge variation.
The rifle itself sits at about 38.5 inches long, weighs 6.75 pounds and sports a 14-inch length-of-pull and adjustable sights.
While it isn't available to the public just yet, the MSRP is already set at $960.
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