Steve McQueen was a true American original in every sense
of the word. He was a rebel and a Hollywood icon who lived life by his own
code. McQueen was the original anti-establishment hero, the tough guy who
wasn’t afraid to break the rules. On-screen and off, he captivated the
country with his style, his confidence and most importantly, his sense of
When viewing any classic Steve McQueen film, it becomes
instantly clear why he deserves to reign as a timeless Hollywood icon. In
1963’s The Great Escape, McQueen boldly revs his motorcycle when the Nazis
come charging over the hill, a hint of a smirk on his face. In 1968’s
Bullitt, he tears down the highway at more than 100 miles per hour in that
gorgeous 1968 Mustang GT. And even if you watch these legendary scenes, or
his many others, over and over, you will never see Steve McQueen lose his
will never be another Steve McQueen. That’s why America Remembers is
extremely proud to introduce an exclusive new issue, authorized by the
family of Steve McQueen and honoring this unforgettable American legend: The
Steve McQueen™ Tribute Pistol.
Courtesy of CBettmann/CORBIS
In choosing an appropriate canvas for the Steve McQueen™
Tribute Pistol, we wanted a sidearm as timeless and enduring as the man and
his movies. The clear choice was the classic Colt® Government Model® Pistol
in .45 ACP, a true American icon that many of its owners consider one of the
best pistols ever made. We believe it is the perfect pistol to honor
McQueen’s status as an American icon. It was a favorite firearm for Steve
McQueen, and he always kept his Colt .45 pistol close at hand for
Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by
America Remembers decorate each working Colt .45 pistol in sparkling
24-karat gold and nickel with a blackened patinaed background to highlight
the details of the artwork, honoring this iconic Hollywood legend.
Both sides of the slide feature detailed portraits of
Steve McQueen accented in stunning 24-karat gold. When McQueen’s smoldering
good looks, piercing blue eyes and tough guy swagger first hit the big
screen, he was able to outshine even veteran stars. Eventually his exploits
and reputation off-screen grew to rival his performances on-screen.
Both sides also feature nickel-finished, decorative
banners reading, “Steve McQueen.” The center of the right side features an
authentic depiction of Steve McQueen’s signature. As a final touch of
elegance, “SMQ” is prominently displayed on each side. Featured in
nickelplating over a blued steel background, this detail adds an extra touch
of simplistic cool to the overall timeless design.
Only 300 Available
The Steve McQueen™ Tribute is issued in a limited edition of only 300
Tribute pistols, available exclusively from America Remembers. Reservations
will be accepted in the order they are received. Delivery will be arranged
through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
Although Steve McQueen – the man – is no longer with us,
his iconic performances and unforgettable persona live on. Whether he played
a prisoner, a gunslinger, a soldier, a con man or a cop, Steve McQueen left
his unforgettable mark on the big screen and in the hearts of his fans. But
what truly made him memorable was the life he led away from the set. Do not
miss your chance to remember the enduring legend of Steve McQueen, to
celebrate his life and his films by adding this truly unique masterpiece to
your collection today.
Free Custom Display Case
In order to display and protect your Steve McQueen™ Tribute Pistol, you will
receive a handsome, luxuriously lined custom made display case, including an
engraved brass identification plaque.