With roots dating back to the great European stonemason guilds of the 14th Century, the Freemasons later evolved into a fraternal order of brotherhood and service that spans the globe today. The Henry Golden Boy Freemasons Tribute Edition in .22 LR rimfire proudly displays imagery instantly recognizable by Masons everywhere on its brightly polished silver receiver. To further set off this striking tribute edition, the select American walnut stock depicts our first President in full Masonic regalia—with apron, trowel, and Warden’s column—standing on a “temple” floor in front of the Masonic staircase, in a painted tableau bordered by scrollwork in the same style as the receiver.
This tribute edition’s left side carries the famous compass and square retained from the earliest days of freemasonry; the mason’s plumb and level; the letter “G”, which stands for both God and Geometry; the All-Seeing Eye of God as the symbol of divine watchfulness; and the words "BROTHERLY LOVE, RELIEF & TRUTH" that the order considers its foundation, along with "FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY," emphasized in a Mason’s First Point Ceremony. These words and symbols are all embossed in raised 24K gold relief against a background of classic floral engraving. On the right side of the receiver, black and white mosaic squares represent the floor of King Solomon’s Temple to illustrate "human life, checkered with good and evil." Ascending stairs remind a member of the path to higher levels of Freemasonry, with another “G” at the top as the ultimate goal.
The rifle features a 20" octagonal barrel. The fully-adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight has a reversible white diamond insert. The front sight is a raised brass bead.