Honoring the King of Rock & Roll®
For those of you who share Elvis’ admiration for fine firearms, America Remembers is proud to offer the Elvis® and Graceland® Tribute Rifle. Officially authorized by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., each working rifle is elaborately decorated by craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers, with 24-karat gold and nickel artwork honoring the King of Rock & Roll. The first rifle in this Elvis and Graceland edition has been presented to Graceland.
For this Elvis and Graceland Tribute, America Remembers selected the Winchester Model 94 rifle. Known the world over as the “Winchester .30-30,” this remarkable rifle has enjoyed unparalleled popularity since its introduction in 1894. The Winchester rifle has earned a place in history as “The rifle that won the West.” Elvis’ motion picture career included Westerns in which he wore holstered pistols and carried rifles.
A long-time fancier of firearms, Elvis became much more familiar with them during his Army days. His passion for firearms of all types is evident when touring Graceland, where part of his impressive collection is on display. This Elvis and Graceland Tribute is the first firearm ever authorized by Elvis’ Estate.
On the left side of the receiver of this Elvis and Graceland Tribute Rifle, you will find an incredibly detailed portrait of Elvis surrounded by gold records. Under his portrait, a banner proclaims “The King of Rock & Roll,” as Elvis will forever be known. Elegant scrollwork in 24-karat gold and nickel, along with Elvis’ many gold records surrounds the scene.
A banner proclaiming “Elvis & Graceland” appears on the right side, featuring an image of Elvis enjoying the solitude of his Graceland. To the right, Elvis is featured performing from his “Aloha From Hawaii” Satellite TV special in 1973. A portrait of Elvis – sultry with his flowing black hair and sideburns, displaying his trademark sensual appeal that stole the hearts of girls all over the world. Both scenes are bordered in elegant scrollwork.
The rich walnut stocks have been polished and intricately decorated. The forearm stock features the name “Elvis Presley” in a flowing script. The classic scrollwork surrounding his name also appears on the shoulder stock. Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers decorate each Elvis and Graceland Tribute Rifle.
Rock & Roll burst upon the national scene in the 1950s, ultimately changing American culture. With a generation of post WWII youngsters embracing this new sound in music, an altogether different singer, Elvis Aaron Presley, set the stage with a sound and style all his own. He captured the hearts and souls of fans worldwide, and will forever be known as the undisputed King of Rock & Roll™.
Elvis’ first recording was for Sun Records in 1954, at the age of 19. By 1956, the 21-year-old Elvis was an International sensation, and became the primary symbol of the new youth culture in America. His rise to stardom and his ensuing influence on American culture was unprecedented. With his unique talent, good looks, sensuality, and remarkable personality, Elvis was adored by millions of fans whose thirst for his music, and anything related to Elvis was insatiable. Children, teens, and moms and dads alike, all wanted to emulate Elvis in their daily lives. Elvis starred in 33 successful films, made history with television appearances, and sold more than one billion records, more than any other artist.
In 1958, Elvis’ career was interrupted while he served in the U.S. Army. It was a bittersweet two-year hitch, during which his mother Gladys passed away, and he met his future bride, Priscilla Beaulieu. Following his discharge, Elvis resumed his hectic schedule appearing on TV, concerts, motion pictures, and recording music.
Elvis and Graceland
A retreat from the maddening crowds, Elvis sought a home where he and his family could live a more private life. In March of 1957, Elvis bought Graceland, a Georgian colonial mansion eight miles from downtown Memphis. Elvis added a trophy room, swimming pool and other amenities, and surrounded the compound with a wall of stone and a tall, ornate double iron gate decorated with guitar player silhouettes and musical notes. At Graceland, Elvis could enjoy the spoils of success –horses, fast cars, his favorite foods, relaxing with his friends, and most important, a secure place for his beloved family. Graceland would remain his home for the rest of his life, the one constant he could always enjoy. Many fans have made the pilgrimage to Graceland to honor and remember Elvis.
With only 1,000 Elvis and Graceland Tribute Rifles available in this first ever firearm honoring Elvis, it is anticipated that demand will be high. This museum-quality “Elvis and Graceland Tribute” will be the focal point in any home or office.
Elvis passed away at Graceland on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. The shock of his death reverberated worldwide, and his memory lives on today. The larger than life figure will be missed for generations to come. His music lives today in the hearts and souls of countless fans, and new generations are discovering and embracing Elvis and his timeless music. The little boy from Tupelo became the man from Memphis, and along the way, touched the lives of millions. Don’t miss your opportunity to remember and honor Elvis by purchasing your Elvis and Graceland Tribute Rifle today.
About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com. EPE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ National Market System (NMS) under the ticker symbol CKXE.
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To visit the official Elvis Presley and Graceland website click here.
Since the “Elvis & Graceland Tribute Rifle“ is a working Winchester Model 94 Rifle, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
I wish to reserve the “Elvis & Graceland Tribute Rifle,” a working Model 94 rifle, at the current issue price of $2,495*. Each rifle is numbered and registered within the limited edition of 1000, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per rifle. I will pay the balance prior to delivery at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
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