Battleship Texas gets a hand from a run of Henry lever guns
Fighting against the combined forces of time and Mother Nature, the oldest U.S. battleship still afloat is in need of desperate repair, and sales of a limited edition rifle could help.
Dubbed “The Last Dreadnought,” Texas was commissioned in 1914 as the world was on the verge of the Great War and went on to serve for over 30 years, during both World Wars — one of only a handful of ships still in existence with such a lineage. Since 1948, she has continued to serve in her namesake state as a museum ship at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in Texas.
However, time has not been kind to the century-old relic and continuous repairs are needed just to keep her afloat– and funds are scarce.
That’s where this Henry comes in.