In the 1960's, George Jones was acclaimed as the greatest country singer
alive. Over the next several decades, his talent has not diminished. To
honor him and his outstanding record, America Remembers®
has authorized the Official George Jones Single Action .45 Revolver.
George Jones, himself a collector of fine
guns, has approved this firearm every step of the way. He selected the
song that is the theme of the George Jones .45, He Stopped Loving Her
Today. This song was his biggest, the one that launched him into
superstardom in 1980, winning "Single of the Year."
With the release of his newest album,
Hi-Tech Redneck, and his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame
in 1992, once again he is in the forefront of American country music.
His life has often been compared to a country
song. From his own personal experiences he drew material for many of his
songs, bringing them to life with a voice that twisted and evoked the last
drop of emotion from every word.
A Firearm Worthy of George Jones' Signature
Encircling the barrel, frame and cylinder are
the notes of the song, He Stopped Loving Her Today, in 24-karat
gold. On one side of the barrel the name George Jones is inscribed. On the
other, his guitar is etched in 24-karat gold.
His portrait appears on the left side of the
frame. The familiar George Jones logo adorns the top of the backstrap.
The optional presentation case is fine
cabinetry, crafted of oak, with the signature and portrait of George Jones
carved in to the wood. A discreet lock prevents unauthorized access.
Spitfire red velvet, fitted to hold and display the gun, lines the
Secured inside the lid is a compact disc of
all-time favorite George Jones hits.
This is a working gun, not just a display
piece. Each revolver is individually hand-decorated and inspected by the
Society's Chief Gunsmith before it is shipped. Only 950 will ever be made.
When the edition has been fully subscribed, the guns will only be
available from private collectors on the secondary market.
|The display case
is lined in velvet with engraved brass plaque and compact disc of George
Jones. It is a solid American oak display case, etched with the portrait
and signature of George Jones.
demonstrates a voice mastery that has never been surpassed by any singer."
author of Stars of Country Music
"I can't wait to see this. I already
know what a pistol George is."
"A legendary gun for a living legend."
"This is a firearm worth of George
C. W. Phillips
"George has always been hotter than a
two dollar pistol."
Glenn Jones on September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, Texas
Country Music Association's Best Mail Vocalist, 1962, 1963
Grammy Award, 1980
CMA Awards (2), Mail Vocalist of the Year, 1980
Single of the Year, 1980, 1981
Gold Record, 1981
Music City News Awards (2), 1981
Platinum Record, 1983
CMA's Video of the Year Award for "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes,"
CMA Award, Living Legend, 1987
Country Music Hall of Fame, 1992
George Jones will
personally sign the compact disc
of his greatest hits accompanying each revolver.
Single Action .45 (Uberti)
Barrel Length: 5 1/2"
Caliber: .45 LC
Edition Limit: 950
Decoration: Each revolver is decorated by craftsmen specifically
commissioned by America Remembers.
Since the George Jones Single
Action .45 is a working
revolver, we will
arrange delivery through the licensed firearms dealer of your choice.