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Just took delivery today of a new reproduction of an original Henry gun rack I commissioned through my good friend Shawn Zotnyia. Well Done!!

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Original Henry rack located at Cody Firearms Museum

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It would look a lot nicer if it was full of original Henry Rifles! Cool

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This is the level best I can do as far as inventory.Confused

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That is beautiful!  Absolutely love it.

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Nice rack, Darrin. That would complement the old furniture (and Winchesters) I enjoy. 

 

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Cool project and inventory! I have GOT to get to Cody this year (first timer)…. Cry

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Darrin –

Very nice – both the rack and the rifles.  I note that you are a, “purist” – not a Marlin or Savage in the bunch Wink

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Darrin Smith said
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This is the level best I can do as far as inventory.Confused

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That a definite improvement CoolLaugh

How much would he charge me to make another one ?  I could use at least (2) of them for my Single Shot rifle collection.

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Darrin Smith said
Just took delivery today of a new reproduction of an original Henry gun rack I commissioned through my good friend Shawn Zotnyia. Well Done!!

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New rack 

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Original Henry rack located at Cody Firearms Museum

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Letter attached to bottom of original rack

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It makes me wonder if yours is the only one ever made or if these were available through Winchester?  Either way, what a find.

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That is a very nice display rack. I like the picture with one of Shawn’s Winchester dealer cases in the back ground, of which I have one too. He does very nice work.

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Chuck said

Darrin Smith said

Just took delivery today of a new reproduction of an original Henry gun rack I commissioned through my good friend Shawn Zotnyia. Well Done!!

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New rack 

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Original Henry rack located at Cody Firearms Museum

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Letter attached to bottom of original rack

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It makes me wonder if yours is the only one ever made or if these were available through Winchester?  Either way, what a find.

  

Chuck I think the original one now housed at Cody may well be a one of a kind. I spoke with the owners son in 2011 and he had no knowledge of where his father acquired it, only that he wanted it donated to the museum. In my quest to find a builder to commission it, nobody accepted the challenge until I met Shawn through the pyramid case venture.

I also spoke with Danny Michael at CFM about some actual measurements. He had no knowledge of another one, and mentioned he suspected the accompanying letter signed by Henry to be as valuable as the rack

Bert, good luck with getting a couple built as Shawn said mine will be a one of a kind as wellWink. He said he broke the mold.

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Darrin –

Very nice – both the rack and the rifles.  I note that you are a, “purist” – not a Marlin or Savage in the bunch Wink

  

That’s true Steve. I only staged the lever guns, I elected to reserve the other action styles for a future setting. Unfortunately if a Henry makes an appearance I suspect it will be a fine third model from ’65 owned by a friend locally.

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Thanks for sharing Shawn’s work with us, Darrin. Looks like a lot of hours went into that rack. 

 

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From Cody’s website, here is what the rack looks like with some Henrys on it.

That is a nice reproduction you got there. 

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I would be up for the challenge of making one for myself.   Was the Cody museum helpfull with some general dimensions ?

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I was a little surprised, but Danny took the time to pull the original from the archives and measured the height, top barrel rack and base diameters.

Good luck,

Darrin

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