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In Tribute To The Spirit of American Freedom
The American Eagle.
Throughout the history of our proud nation, it has been a living symbol of the ideals we hold dear.
All of the qualities that best describe America are embodied in this magnificent bird – independent, bold, strong, graceful, revered, and most of all, free.
So it is with great pride that I present to you the American Eagle 1860 Army Revolver. Combining a classic and legendary firearm with the majestic symbol of the American bald eagle, the United States Society of Arms and Armour and America Remembers have fashioned an incredible firearm that will be admired by all who see it.
This revolver is a tribute to the spirit of American freedom, and to the brave and proud Americans who have fought to preserve it.
This fully-functional working firearm is spectacularly adorned with the image of an American bald eagle, the wings and body featured in 24-karat gold and the head and tail feathers in pure silver. This is a genuine working firearm, but it is exempt from all Federal Firearms license requirements, and may be shipped directly to you.
The American bald eagle highlights the sleek elegant design of the 1860 Army Revolver. As universally recognized and uniquely American as the bald eagle, the 1860 Army Revolver was arguably the most famous firearm produced by Samuel Colt prior to his death in 1862.
The 1860 Army Revolver was introduced just in time for the Civil War. It was the weapon of choice during this most tumultuous era in American history.
The classic 1860 Army Revolver by Samuel Colt was held in high esteem from the very first. This was the pistol, of all the famous firearms he created, that Samuel Colt chose to present to General George McClellan on his appointment as Commanding General of the Union Army. President Lincoln even selected the 1860 Army for presentation to the Kings of Denmark and Sweden and Norway.
The 1860 Army Revolver was remarkably light for its time – weighing but 2 pounds, 10 ounces – yet it had prodigious stopping power. The six-shot .44 caliber revolver was remarkably powerful for its time.
Classically Decorated With the Symbol of Freedom
To me, it’s only fitting that such an important firearm should be decorated with the noble eagle, the symbol of American Freedom.
In 1782, the Continental Congress chose the bald eagle to grace the Great Seal of the United States. They recognized the bird as a grand expression of the American spirit. Today, the eagle appears on the Seal of the President, the Navy and the Air Force, and on our currency. The eagle has come to represent our proud nation more than any other symbol after the flag.
The graceful flight of the eagle embodies the spirit of freedom. Its strong brow and piercing eyes suggest vigilance, intelligence and courage. The large body and sharp talons convey a quiet power, and promise a swift and powerful response when provoked.
A Beloved Symbol
Americans were quick to adopt the American eagle into their lives. It was adapted to furniture, clothing and architecture. It was featured on coins and military flags. George Washington wore eagles on the buttons of his coat, and warships, like the USS Constitution, displayed eagles on their sterns.
Almost two centuries later, this beloved symbol aided Americans in the conquest of space. As the astronauts reached the surface of the moon, they thrilled us with the news, “The Eagle has landed.”
In recent times, the survival of the American bald eagle was threatened. Americans rallied around the great American symbol, and interest in the eagle reached unprecedented levels. With perseverance, care and time, bald eagles have increased in numbers and returned to many areas where they had previously disappeared. Recognizing the greatness of this American symbol, Americans determined that the survival of the bird was essential. Thankfully, Americans can now proudly observe these majestic birds in their natural settings.
A Classic Weapon
Review the photographs and notice the incredible attention to detail. The sleek, elegant barrel of the 1860 Army Revolver is complemented by the patriotic image of the American Eagle. His powerful wings stretch gracefully across the barrel in magnificent detail. Review the photo and you will note the individual detail on the feathers. His keen eyes appear to be watching you as you admire this elegant weapon.
The cylinder features artwork creating the appearance of flags waving in the breeze. The stripes are a combination of copper and silver. The copper embellishment most closely matches the red stripes of the American flag. Silver stars on the edge of the cylinder represent the stars in our American flag.
Artisans specifically commissioned by the Society prepare each 1860 Army with individual care and attention to the finest detail. The artwork is applied in 24-karat gold, pure silver and copper.
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