We have discussed commemorative firearms that honor celebrities and events in our other posts, but how about owning a firearm that is personalized per your specifications to honor someone close to you, or even yourself? America Remembers, a company already known for their beautifully decorated Tribute pistols and rifles, offers a customizable Colt .45 which can feature a portrait of anyone you deem worthy of honoring along with their name, a quote, the type of occasion, or a special date. Imagine being able to present to a family member a commemorative firearm that you helped to design and had made especially for them. No matter what the occasion, whether it is to honor military service, graduation, retirement, an anniversary, or a birthday, your custom designed pistol is sure to delight and please the honoree. Or perhaps you are proud of your own service to your country and want to have a piece to display your selfless courage. In either situation, the firearm will remain a sentimental family heirloom that will be passed down, telling the story of a personal hero, from generation to generation.
The Military Service Tribute Pistol also referred to as the Distinguished Service Tribute Pistol offered by America Remembers is created on a working Colt® Government Model® .45 ACP pistol, one of the most distinguished and sought after firearms on the market. Each customized firearm will be adorned with traditional scrollwork in the style of the finest historic presentation firearms in 24-Karat gold on a blued steel background. Artists capture every detail from the photo you provide and create an original portrait in gold that is placed in the center of the left side of the pistol. Beside the portrait to the left and right are areas where any manner of wording can be placed. For example, if you were creating a Tribute to honor a military veteran, you could choose to display their name and rank, their service branch, and the years they served. On the right side of the pistol is oval surrounded by finely detailed scrollwork that can contain any message, such as “From Your Loving Son” or “Saluting Service to America, In Gratitude to All Veterans.” The presentation side of the pistol can be easily showcased in one of the glass top display cases that are custom-made to snugly fit the pistol and offered by America Remembers.
In the world of commemorative firearms, there are plenty of pistols and rifles that honor events and people that are special to us, but one is hard-pressed to find a firearm that can be so intimately personalized. This piece gives you the freedom to pick your own hero to honor and allows you to commemorate their image on a legendary Colt .45 pistol in 24-Karat gold! For an example of the fine work put into these firearms designed by America Remembers, take a look at the Military Service (Distinguished Service) Tribute Pistol pictures shown below. The customized pistol was presented by the president of America Remembers, Paul Warden, to D-Day veteran Mac Evans. The images are sure to bring to mind someone in your life that deserves to be so deeply honored.