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A Handsome Collector Firearm Featuring Artwork by Frank McCarthy, “The Dean of Western Action Painters”
America Remembers proudly introduces the Frank McCarthy American Buffalo Tribute Rifle. The talented Frank McCarthy’s artwork is featured on the steel canvas of this commemorative rifle edition.
In the days of the buffalo, the earth shook with an awesome thunder. In the wide open West, anyone crossing the Plains quickly learned to admire and respect the power of these magnificent creatures. No people revered the enormous buffalo more than the Plains Indians. Tribes celebrated their almost mystical bond with the animals through tribal legend, sacred ritual, and art. Buffalo hunts were surrounded by ceremony. For young braves, the hunt was a rite of passage, the ultimate test of skill and courage.
A Historic Tribute
Western artists like Frank McCarthy celebrated the spiritual bond between Indian and buffalo by featuring heroic images of the American West that have captivated viewers for years. Few other artists are able to seize an instant of excitement like Frank McCarthy, putting the viewer in the middle of a buffalo stampede or in the path of a charging warrior. Through decades of brilliant work, up until his passing, Frank McCarthy certainly earned his title as the “Dean of Western Action Painters.”
Now, America Remembers is proud to honor the legacy of this masterful Western painter, along with the all-American symbols of the Western frontier that were his inspiration, with the Frank McCarthy American Buffalo Tribute Rifle. Each Tribute is a detailed recreation of the legendary Henry rifle, produced by the master gunsmiths of Uberti. Craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers decorate each commemorative rifle in 24-karat gold and nickel with a special blackened patinaed background to highlight the details of the artwork.
The Henry rifle revolutionized firearms history, and played a significant role in shaping life on the Plains. The Henry rifle was coveted by Indian warriors because of its powerful repeating capability. It was ideal for horseback warriors to use for both warfare and hunting, especially in the fast-paced momentum of a buffalo hunt.
Only 300 Available
Only 300 of the Frank McCarthy American Buffalo Tribute Rifles are being produced for this exclusive issue. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. We will arrange delivery of your working rifle through the licensed firearms dealer of your choice. If you are not fully satisfied with your commemorative rifle after your personal inspection, please return it in original, unfired condition within 30 days for a complete and courteous refund.
Now is your opportunity to own this compelling reminder of an era when proud warriors on horseback were masters of the seemingly endless plains and when the frontier rumbled with thunderous herds of buffalo as realized through the breathtaking vision of a genuine American artist.
The left side receiver of this commemorative rifle prominently features a rendering of Frank McCarthy’s painting, “Splitting the Herd.” While a brave Indian hunter waves his buffalo robe to stampede the herd, the others steady their lances and draw their bows. Before Indians got repeating rifles, the men on horseback had to maneuver at extremely close range to ensure a kill. All artwork is featured in stunning 24-karat gold and nickel on this Frank McCarthy American Buffalo Tribute Rifle.
The right side receiver of this commemorative rifle prominently features Frank McCarthy’s painting, “Flashes of Lightning, Thunder of Hooves.” A fearless rider leads his horse against a rampaging herd of buffalo. The hunting horses were prized animals that had to be fast enough to beat a stampeding herd and strong enough to hold their own against the massive bulk and slashing horns. On this Frank McCarthy American Buffalo Tribute Rifle, both sides of the receiver are framed by elegant scrollwork. Also, both sides of the stock feature decorative banners engraved with the title of each painting, along with the distinctive signature of Frank McCarthy.
Frank C. McCarthy 1924-2002
About his painting, Frank McCarthy has said, “My artistic approach is not to do a historical document. It is more a portrayal of an event or scene that has happened many times in many places in the West. I give the scene the most possible visual impact. The detail is as accurate as I can make it.” He also stated, “After so many years of painting the West, I’ve never tired of painting it and the people who lived here in the 1800s.”
The images produced herein have been licensed to America Remembers by The Greenwich Workshop, Inc.; Frank McCarthy, The Greenwich Workshop, Inc.–www.greenwichworkshop.com.
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