HONORING THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES
America Remembers proudly introduces the Civil War Sesquicentennial Tribute Revolver for the 150th Anniversary of the War Between the States. This classic Civil War firearm honors the sacrifice so many made to keep freedom and unity alive in America.
The Fight That Forged a Nation
The War Between the States is long over, but the years of conflict that divided a nation will never be forgotten. As our country marks the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, there has never been a better time to remember.
Throughout four years of battle, the Civil War would tear the nation in half. It was a conflict that split our country along a jagged and bloody battle line that pitted North against South, neighbor against neighbor, and brother against brother. More than three million men fought for freedom and by war’s end in 1865, the struggle had claimed the lives of more Americans than any other war in history. Although the Civil War remains our country’s greatest tragedy, it also stands as one of our most remarkable triumphs. The sacrifice and courage on both sides helped fulfill a destiny and forge a nation.
In his stirring Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln resolved that “the dead shall not have died in vain” and that their sacrifice and courage would usher in “a new birth of freedom.” As we look back, it’s clear that no other time was more instrumental in defining us as a nation. We entered the war as a country divided but emerged whole and stronger than ever before. Only after enduring tragedy and triumph could we truly consider ourselves the United States of America.
As our country marks the 150th Anniversary of the War Between the States, America Remembers is proud to introduce a handsome limited edition honoring this milestone in American history: The Civil War Sesquicentennial Tribute Revolver. This Tribute is a once-in-a-lifetime historically appropriate revolver honoring and celebrating all of those who paid the ultimate price in the struggle for freedom on this historic 150th Anniversary.
It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it.
– General Robert E. Lee
The Legendary Model 1851 Navy Revolver
For the Civil War Sesquicentennial Tribute, we selected the renowned 1851 Navy Revolver. One of the most popular sidearms of its day, the legendary Colt 1851 was coveted equally by Northern and Southern soldiers. Time and again, Samuel Colt’s masterpiece proved itself in battle and earned its rightful place as a true American icon. There was little debate when it came to selecting this model as the perfect handgun to commemorate one of the most defining events in American history.
With its 7½-inch octagonal barrel and sleek frame, the Model 1851 Navy remains one of the most sought after and beloved firearms of all time. Each Civil War firearm available in the edition is a meticulously-detailed recreation of the legendary Colt 1851 Navy Revolver, created by the incomparable artisans of A. Uberti. For decades, their craftsmen have combined modern high-grade materials with time-honored methods of finishing to create exquisite, working reproductions of history’s greatest firearms.
Craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers decorate each Tribute in stunning 24-karat gold over blued steel, handsomely capturing this momentous occasion.
The left side of the barrel of this Civil War firearm features a 24-karat gold decorated banner, identifying the revolver as the “American Civil War 150th Anniversary Tribute.” Also featured on the left side of the Tribute are the crossed flags of the Union and Confederate forces. Complementing the overall design are lustrously, hand-polished walnut grips.
The right side of the barrel of this Civil War firearm features a famous phrase used by Abraham Lincoln during an 1858 speech “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand.” Lincoln borrowed this axiom from the Bible as a warning about the mounting tensions between the Northern and Southern states. After his election to the presidency, Lincoln continued to cut through the differences that divided our nation and to remind us of what was necessary to restore and repair the broken union. Both sides of the 24-karat gold decorated frame feature a banner with the dates of the Civil War, “1861-1865.”
The centerpiece of the Civil War firearm is the lavishly illustrated cylinder, featured in 24-karat gold and meticulously decorated with an epic scene depicting a clash between Union and Confederate soldiers. From flags to uniforms to facial expressions, no detail has been overlooked in this breathtaking scene, reminiscent of the carnage during the Battle of Antietam. The September 17, 1862 showdown between the Northern forces of General George McClellan and the Southern soldiers under General Robert E. Lee was the bloodiest single-day battle of the war.
Free Display Case
In order to display and protect your Civil War Sesquicentennial Tribute Revolver, you will receive a handsome, luxuriously lined display case with each order, including an engraved brass identification plaque and replica Union and Confederate buckles as shown below.
Only 1,865 Available
Only 1,865 Civil War Sesquicentennial Tribute Revolvers will be issued in this strictly limited edition available exclusively through America Remembers. Now is your opportunity to add this handsomely decorated historic masterpiece to your own collection.
The war that divided a nation 150 years ago will forever be a part of what defines America. It was a dark time that transformed farmlands, towns, and cities into battlefields. It was also a shining time when farmers, citizens, and soldiers took up arms to fight for freedom. Today, the stories of the Civil War’s heroes and battles continue to be told in order to make sure that its lessons are never forgotten. This Civil War firearm will surely stand as a reminder for future generations of what it means to be a proud citizen of the United States of America.
We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
— President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
Since the “Civil War Sesquicentennial Tribute Revolver“ is a working black powder revolver, we will arrange delivery through UPS to ship directly to your home in most states (with age verification).
I wish to reserve the “Civil War Sesquicentennial Tribute Revolver,” a working 1851 Navy Revolver, at the price of $1,495*. Each revolver is numbered and registered within the limited edition of 1,865, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per revolver. 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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