An American Firearm, An American Icon
In his many movie roles and in real life, John Wayne typified the best of the American spirit. He was honorable, direct, caring and larger than life. John Wayne was a man we will always remember with fondness and respect. More than anyone else in recent times, he represented the best of the American spirit.
Although John Wayne played many screen roles, many of his fans remember him best for his legendary roles in the classic, patriotic military films we all enjoyed so much. Such classic military films as The Fighting Seabees (1944), Back to Bataan and They Were Expendable (1945), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), In Harm’s Way (1965), and The Longest Day (1962), remain etched in the minds and hearts of John Wayne fans everywhere. Through the screen he brought encouragement to all Americans and inspired us to always do our best. He gave us confidence that we can overcome even in the most difficult situations.
Today, in remembrance of this distinguished American and legendary actor, America Remembers, with the authorization of Wayne Enterprises, proudly presents the John Wayne Tribute .45 Pistol. For this Tribute, we have chosen a firearm that will certainly be recognized and fondly remembered by military veterans, who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam: the classic Government Issue .45 caliber Colt service pistol. Developed by legendary gun maker John Moses Browning, the incomparable Colt .45 was designated as America’s official service handgun in 1911. The Colt was utterly reliable, virtually indestructible and awesome in its stopping power. To this day, the Colt .45 occupies a position of respect unparalleled in the world of military firearms.
We have spared no effort in creating an appropriate and lasting tribute to John Wayne and the inspirational roles he played in his classic military films. The John Wayne Tribute .45 Pistol is a working, semi-automatic pistol with the solid performing power counted on by all those who relied on this trusted sidearm during their service to our country. The Colt .45 was a favorite of John Wayne and was featured frequently in his military films. Each pistol is polished and decorated by craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers with artwork we have created specifically for this military Tribute.
The slide is polished and decorated in elegant 24-karat gold and nickel with a blued background. The artwork includes classic images of John Wayne, and inspirational words of encouragement from the Duke, featured along with patriotic American symbols, which meant so much to this legendary icon and continue to represent the proud and patriotic spirit of the American people.
The left slide features the central portrait of John Wayne in the role of a Marine Officer. To the left is his quote, “Courage is Being Scared to Death…But Saddling Up Anyway” scrolled beside our trusted national symbol of strength, the American bald eagle.
To the right is his quote, “A Man’s Got to Do…What a Man’s Got to Do” and the eagle, globe and anchor logo of the Marines. At the muzzle end, “Duke,” John Wayne’s celebrated nickname, is featured.
The right side of the slide features the central portrait of John Wayne in the role of a Naval Officer. To the left, it reads “Talk Low… Talk Slow and Don’t Talk too Much!” scrolled proudly beside the familiar American symbols of the Liberty Bell and the US Navy Anchor symbol. To the right, it reads “The American Flag…The Best Flag God Gave to Any Country,” scrolled in front of a waving Stars and Stripes. At the muzzle end, John Wayne’s signature is faithfully displayed.
An Exclusive Edition
Only 3,500 John Wayne Tribute .45 Pistols have been authorized for this edition, and demand is expected to be very strong. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. We will arrange delivery of your working pistol through a licensed dealer of your choice. If for any reason you are less than satisfied after your personal inspection, you may return it in original unfired condition within 30 days for a complete and courteous refund. Order now and ensure your place in the edition.
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Since the “John Wayne Tribute .45 Pistol“ is a working Colt .45 Pistol, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
I wish to reserve the “John Wayne Tribute .45 Pistol,” a working Colt .45 pistol, at the current issue price of $2,295. Each pistol is numbered within the edition limit of 3,500 and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per pistol. 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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