"Collectors of Civil War art don’t expect just good art –
they demand authentic historical art."
– Mort Künstler
Today, many generations since the last gunshots echoed in
1865, the events and figures of the Civil War continue to captivate and
intrigue us, and interest in the Civil War has never been stronger.
Therefore, in a remarkable joint effort, America Remembers and Mort Künstler,
America’s foremost historical artist, are proud to bring you the Mort
Künstler Lee-Jackson Tribute Rifle, a handsomely decorated Henry rifle
honoring General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson,
two of the most fascinating leaders from the Civil War. To capture every
authentic detail in his paintings, Mort Künstler researches weapons, flags,
uniforms, and equipment of the era, while spending countless hours
consulting with historians and visiting the actual battlefield sites. It has
been said that a Künstler painting is like a moment in history frozen in
time, and the millions of Americans who enjoy his work will agree!
In creating the Mort Künstler Lee-Jackson Tribute Rifle,
both America Remembers and Mort Künstler knew one rifle was the perfect
firearm for this issue – the Henry rifle. The legendary Henry Rifle was
considered by many as the most effective firearm available during the War
and was held in the highest esteem by both Union and Confederate forces.
The Tribute is a detailed recreation of the Henry Rifle,
each produced by the incomparable artisans of Uberti, whose master craftsmen
have painstakingly reproduced the greatest firearms of history for more than
four decades. Each rifle is a working firearm in caliber .44-40 with a
blued, 241/4 inch half-octagonal barrel with a tubular magazine.
Each of the six images for the Tribute was hand-drawn by
Mort Künstler especially for the design of the rifle’s receiver. The artist
selected some of the most popular images from his paintings depicting the
camaraderie and military genius of Lee and Jackson, and then tailored them
to fit the rifle.
Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this Tribute by
America Remembers, have captured Künstler’s artwork in minute detail, with a
nickel decorated background serving as the canvas for the artwork. A special
blackened patina highlights the artwork for maximum detail.
The images of Lee and Jackson are framed by an elegant
24-karat gold decorated background, which also features stylish scrollwork.
Completing the Tribute’s decorations are the polished and 24-karat gold
decorated lever, buttplate and hammer. Finally, to identify this Tribute as
an authentic and official Künstler creation, Künstler’s own stylish
signature is laser-carved into the rifle’s walnut stock.
ONLY 300 AVAILABLE
Only 300 Tribute rifles will ever be produced. We will
arrange delivery of your working Tribute rifle through a licensed firearms
dealer of your choice. Each rifle comes with our 30-day guarantee of
satisfaction. If for any reason you are less than satisfied with your
Tribute, you may return it in original unfired condition within 30 days for
a complete refund. Your Tribute will be individually numbered from 001-300,
and shipped with a matching numbered Certificate of Authenticity, which will
confirm your place among the elite rank of collectors.
This exclusive Mort Künstler Tribute Rifle issue is certain
to be a prized possession for Civil War and firearms enthusiasts alike. And,
with an edition limit of only 300 rifles, we anticipate a strong demand, but
you have the opportunity to secure one for yourself – if you act promptly.
Like many historians, Künstler considers General Thomas J.
"Stonewall" Jackson one of his favorite personalities of the Civil War and
the left side of the rifle presents a stirring tribute to him. The first
panel features a detailed portrait of Jackson, grim-faced and determined.
For the central panel, Künstler has redrawn key figures from his work,
"There Stands Jackson Like a Stone Wall." The third panel, "The Last
Council," represents Künstler’s unique and unsentimental interpretation of
the last meeting between legendary Confederate figures, Lee, Jackson and
J.E.B. Stuart, planning their strategy prior to the fateful battle of
Three separate hand-drawn Künstler works are shown on
each side of the receiver. The right side is dedicated to Robert E. Lee,
featuring a portrait of the General, elegantly attired in dress uniform; a
recreation of the painting "We Still Love You, General Lee," depicting Lee’s
return to his troops after the surrender at Appomattox; and "Confederate
Sunset" from Mort Künstler’s Official Legends in Gray Series. General Robert
E. Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson, called Lee’s "right arm," and James Longstreet,
known as Lee’s "Old War Horse," are shown together after their victory at
The Tribute rifle is issued under license from Künstler
Enterprises, Ltd. ©2005 Mort Künstler, Inc.
Make/Model: Henry Rifle
Barrel Length: 24 1/4"
Edition Limit: 300
Decoration: Each Tribute rifle is decorated by craftsmen
specifically commissioned by America Remembers with artwork specially
designed for this Tribute.
Mort Künstler Lee-Jackson Tribute Rifle is a working Henry Rifle, we
will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
* All orders are subject to
acceptance by America Remembers and availability. If I cancel my
reservation prior to delivery, I will receive a full refund, less a
commissioning fee of $195. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add 5% sales tax.