In recognition of their vital role in keeping our nation powered, Henry is pleased to present the American Coal Miner 2nd Tribute Edition. Fueled by the Industrial Revolution, coal mining began in Pennsylvania in the mid-1700s. Although it has become safer and easier throughout the years its still full of challenges. From energy policy to environmental concerns, modern mining personnel must be highly skilled in computers, complex instruments, and equipment. Its because of these advances that coal went on to become a driving force in the worlds economy leading some to consider it the safest and most economical fuel source of all time. The original art on this rifle is hand-cut by engraver Rob Bunting with foliage inspired scrolls on the nickel plated receiver cover. An outline of the United States of America and the unwavering declaration AMERICA IS COAL COUNTRY is laser etched and hand painted onto the American walnut stock. The left side salutes the heritage of the underground miner with a drawing of the iconic pick in action etched and plated in 24K gold. The front left panel shows the working hands of a miner holding the results of his labor.