Honoring America’s Singing Cowboy and His Favorite Sidekicks
In tribute to Gene Autry and his sidekicks, Smiley Burnette and Pat Buttram, America Remembers proudly presents a limited edition rifle authorized by the Autry, Burnette and Buttram families and the Autry Museum of National Western Heritage with the Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Pat Buttram Tribute Rifle. The Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Pat Buttram Tribute Rifle is issued on a Model 92 Winchester. Winchester rifles have been a favorite of sportsmen and collectors for more than 100 years. In the cowboy movies, it was the rifle of choice for many of the classics.
This Tribute is the first ever firearm issued to honor Gene Autry and his favorite sidekicks-Smiley Burnette and Pat Buttram. Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers for this issue have elaborately decorated each Tribute in a combination of 24-karat gold and nickel with handsome laser-carved American walnut stocks.
America grew up with Gene Autry and we loved him dearly. Known as “The Singing Cowboy,” he recorded the first gold record ever. He was voted “America’s Favorite Cowboy” for six consecutive years. Gene Autry’s first feature starring role was in Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935), which established Gene Autry as “The Singing Cowboy”. As the first blockbuster singing cowboy hero in a western movie, Gene established himself as an international star. Gene Autry starred in more than 90 feature films and 91 episodes of his television show, bringing truth, justice, songs, laughter, and good old-fashioned values to millions of adoring fans.
Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette teamed up when Gene was looking for an accordion player. With success in the recording field, they traveled together to Hollywood to begin films in 1934. Smiley was a talented musician and he could play almost any musical instrument.
Pat Buttram first met Gene Autry while Pat was working on the National Barn Dance program for radio station WLS. Pat and Gene began to make feature films together when Gene returned from World War II. Pat appeared with Gene in 17 feature films and went on to appear in most of the 91 “Gene Autry Television Shows.” They remained close friends until Pat’s death in 1994.
The left side of the receiver features Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette and Pat Buttram; their portraits glowing in 24-karat gold over a rich blackened patinaed background. A banner with “Back in the Saddle Again” is featured, framed by elegant scrollwork.
The right side of the receiver features two scenes – One of the portraits on the right receiver captures the floppy hat and the affable expression of Smiley Burnette, Autry’s long-time sidekick, co-writer, comedian and talented musician. Smiley is shown playing the accordion as Gene strums his guitar. Both images are surrounded by elaborate scrollwork.
The walnut stocks are laser-carved to add even greater beauty and value to this handsome collector’s showpiece. Forearm features Gene’s portrait and name of the Tribute. The classic scrollwork and rope design border also appears on the shoulder stock, with a portrait of Smiley Burnette on the left side and Pat Buttram on the right side. Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers decorate each Tribute.
The Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette and Pat Buttram Tribute Rifle is only available through America Remembers. There is an edition limit of 300 Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Pat Buttram Tribute Rifle. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this handsome Tribute!
Since the “Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette & Pat Buttram Tribute” is a working Model 92 Rifle, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
I wish to reserve the “The Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette & Pat Buttram Tribute,” a working 92 Model Rifle, at the current issue price of $2,495.* Each rifle is numbered within the edition limit of 300 and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per rifle. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
* All orders are subject to acceptance and credit verification prior to shipment. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.