From the Legends of the
To the Legends of the Future...
Continuing to Serve
In the untamed land of the American West, the United States Marshals were
the law. They dealt justice in the West's wildest towns. And, when they
walked through the dusty streets of Abilene, Dodge City, or other frontier
towns, the shining star they wore on their chests was a bulls-eye for
thieves, bandits and thugs. U.S. Marshals were courageous defenders of
a vast and savage frontier. Few figures in American history have captured
our imagination like the Marshals. In the era of the Wild West, many of
these fearless and determined lawmen became larger-than-life legends.
Today, America Remembers is proud to announce the U.S. Marshals Tribute
Rifle, honoring the legendary lawmen who have served America for more than
200 years. The Tribute is issued in cooperation with the U.S. Marshals
Service Association. For this Tribute, we selected the legendary Model 92 Rifle in caliber
.45 LC, a rifle with a reputation as a
classic Western firearm. Craftsmen commissioned for this Tribute by
America Remembers decorate each rifle in elegant 24-karat gold and nickel
with a special blackened patinaed background to highlight the details of
the artwork honoring some of the most renowned Marshals who ever served.
The Wild West Frontier
In 1873, young buffalo hunters ranged out onto the prairies form the wild
cow town of Dodge City. Among them were the Canadian, William B. "Bat"
Masterson and his brothers. Other brothers were the Earps, led by Wyatt.
Bill Tilghman was there...and Billy the Kid's nemesis, Pat Garrett. As the
herds dwindled, these men were drawn back to Dodge City and business
ventures. Each drifted into law enforcement and most served for a time as
Deputy U.S. Marshals.
As new lands opened, they were joined by a cadre of colorful associates,
including the former slave and ordained minister Bass Reeves, and the
great man hunter, Henry "Heck" Thomas. They followed in the footsteps of
Robert Forsyth, one of the original 13 U.S. Marshals and the first of 400
U.S. Marshals and Deputy U.S. Marshals to die in the line of duty. During
the heyday of the Wild West, from the Texas ranches to the Kansas cow
towns like Dodge City, to the land rushes in Oklahoma and the Indian
Territories, these lawmen always had one thing in common: a Winchester
rifle at the ready.
An Exclusive Edition
Only 500 of the U.S. Marshals Tribute Rifles will ever be produced. Order
now, and you can revisit a time when America was young, and a few brave
lawmen brought law and order to a vast frontier. Feel the incomparable
balance of this classic rifle in your hands. Study the detailed depictions
of these legendary lawmen and imagine them as they looked down the barrel
of their own rifles a hundred years ago. Hold history in your hands and
silently give thanks to the brave men and women who wore the star.
The right side of the receiver features famed U.S.
Marshals Robert Forsyth, Wyatt Earp, and Bass Reeves. Their names are
highlighted in rich nickel banners, as well as the "United States Marshals
Service" and their motto of "Justice • Integrity • Service." Also
handsomely displayed in nickel is a Marshal’s badge.
The left side of the receiver features Deputy Marshals of
the time, Bill Tilghman, Bat
Masterson, and Henry "Heck" Thomas. These
brave individuals are featured in oval cameos with a nickel background
serving as the canvas for each portrait. Also featured are scenes of
lawmen from the Old West. The receiver is finished in 24-karat gold with
blackened patinaed highlights for maximum contrast and detail. Also
featured in nickel is a Deputy Marshal badge from the era.
Tribute is authorized by the Retired U.S. Marshals Association.
Model 92 Rifle
Caliber: .45 LC
Barrel Length: 20 Inches
Edition Limit: 500
Decoration: Each Tribute rifle is decorated by craftsmen specifically
commissioned by America Remembers.
Since the U.S. Marshal Tribute Rifle is a working
Model 92 rifle, we will
arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.