“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”
~ Calvin Coolidge
Officially Licensed Colt® Pistols
America Remembers introduces the Colt Centennial Anniversary Tribute Pistol. This Colt .45 pistol honors the U.S. Marine Corps (NO LONGER AVAILABLE), U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force. There is a Patriotic version also available.
The Colt .45 Pistol
During the last century of military warfare, America’s Armed Forces have triumphed over incredible odds in conflicts across the globe. During this time, one firearm comes to mind that best embodies the spirit of all those who served in the 20th century. It’s the classic Colt M1911A1 .45 pistol. No firearm in history can boast a more impressive record of American military service than the Colt Model 1911. The .45 caliber pistol served as the official sidearm for our country’s Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985, longer than any other small military arm in the world.
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Colt Model 1911 pistol, Colt and America Remembers are proud to issue Official Colt Collectibles honoring the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force – each separate edition is issued in a strictly limited edition of 500 pistols per service branch. In addition, there is a 100th Anniversary edition of 500 Patriotic Colt .45 Pistols, featuring an American Eagle and the phrase “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.” Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers decorate each Colt .45 pistol in stunning 24-karat gold artwork over a blue steel canvas. In every phase of its conception, design and execution, and in every detail of its finish, we have held fast to the goal of creating a powerful, museum-quality tribute to history’s greatest military sidearm.
Army, Navy, Air Force, and Patriotic Available Now
For the veterans of America’s Armed Forces who carried a Colt .45 pistol, the classic military sidearm has special significance. It was a constant companion that offered superior stopping power against all enemies. To put it simply, the Colt .45 pistol was a lifesaver. The Colt was utterly reliable, virtually indestructible, and awesome in its stopping power. In the hands of courageous American warriors, it would become a military and firearms legend. For decades, wherever Americans fought for freedom, the Colt .45 pistol was there. Those who pulled the trigger will never forget, and neither should we.
U.S. Army Colt .45 Pistol Features the motto “This We’ll Defend” and the historic founding date of June 14, 1775
U.S. Navy Colt .45 Pistol Features the motto, ”Not Self But Country” and the historic founding date of October 13, 1775
U.S. Air Force Colt .45 Pistol Features the motto, ”To Fly And To Fight” and the date of establishment, September 18, 1947
Patriotic Anniversary Colt .45 Pistol Features an American Eagle and the motto, “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave”
Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. You can place your order online below, or call us toll-free at 1-800-682-2291. We will arrange delivery of your working Colt .45 pistol through the licensed firearms dealer of your choice. As always, if you are not completely satisfied, you may return your Tribute to us in original, unfired condition within 30 days for a complete and courteous refund.
The Colt name is legendary for firearm enthusiasts, as well as for military veterans and their families. This exclusive Tribute stands as a monumental salute to all who served our country and carried the iconic Colt .45 pistol in defense of freedom. As a nation we must never forget the courage and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve today. Secure your Colt® Centennial Anniversary Military Tribute Pistol today and keep it forever as the ultimate symbol of fine firearms craftsmanship, American military history and service in defense of freedom.
The left side of each Colt .45 pistol features banners that read, “Centennial Anniversary” and “Honoring Military Service To America.” At the center of the artwork is a medallion featuring the familiar profile of the Colt 1911 pistol, encircled by the legend “100 Years Defending Freedom.” Bookmarking the medallion are the years “1911”–“2011” – in honor of a century of distinguished service. The right side of this Colt .45 pistol commemorates the featured U.S. military service branch, with elegant, flowing banners and clusters of stars decorated in richly-plated 24-karat gold.
Display Case Available
An optional luxuriously lined, custom-built, wooden display case is available for purchase.
The Colt Centennial Anniversary Tribute Pistols are issued by a private, non-governmental organization to honor America’s Armed Forces. Nothing in the decoration added to the basic firearm (including the informational content therein) is used as a trademark. Neither the United States Marine Corps, United States Army, United States Navy, or the United States Air Force nor any other component of the Department of Defense has supplied, approved, endorsed, or authorized this product or any portion thereof.
Since the “Colt® Centennial Anniversary Tribute Pistol” is a working Colt® Government Model® .45 Pistol, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
I wish to reserve the “Colt® Centennial Anniversary Tribute Pistol,” a working Colt® .45 Pistol, at the current issue price of $1,995*. Each pistol is numbered and registered within the limited edition of 500 per service branch, and is accompanied by a numbered 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.
* 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.