"Cowpoke", "cattle-puncher", "cattle-drover", and
"cowboy"... all of these are fond names that have become commonplace over
many years, referring to the explorers and settlers of our Western states.
Yet in a manner of speaking, these endearing terms alone, are inadequate,
for indeed these stalwart men were the explorers, the mapmakers, the
architects - the virtual trailblazers of our vast range lands.
We owe them much, for they gave us the heritage that we
enjoy, and without them we would not be this great nation we know today.
And we of "America Remembers" - in keeping with our pledge to "keep
the past in the present" are proud to present a handsome firearm
celebrating the cowboys and cattlemen of America.
This magnificently engraved Colt 45 is intended not only to
enshrine the memory of those many "ghost riders in the sky", but also to
make it possible for those who demand the very best, to enjoy owning an
authentic "Cattlebrand Gun".
Mr. Cole Agee of Forth Worth, Texas cut the first
Cattlebrand revolver under commission from the president of Mexico, Miguel
Aleman in 1947. Cole Agee was requested to prepare a revolver in a
style and manner that had never before been seen. He wanted to honor
the Southwest, yet still be representative of our great heritage as a
nation. And what would be better than artwork that told a story in
and of itself. Cole proceeded to engrave the pistol in registered
cattlebrands, complimented with delicate sprigs of "scroll". At the
same time, Weldon Bledsoe was developing his Cattlebrand engraving style.
After the death of Cole Agee, Weldon Bledsoe engraved Cattlebrand style
revolvers for almost 40 years, and many have ended up in special
collections and museums. The look is truly American and captures the
heritage of the American cowboy and the western frontier.
An American Classic - Only 100 Available
Each "American Cattlebrand" is a genuine working Colt .45
Single Action, the pistol of choice for the frontier cowboy.
The edition is strictly limited to 100 revolvers. The engravers
commissioned for the issue by America Remembers are great admirers of Weldon Bledsoe and their work is engraved in the tradition of Bledsoe and