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“Custer’s Last Stand” Immortalized Forever
America Remembers presents the Battle of the Little Bighorn Tribute Rifle. This Battle of the Little Bighorn Rifle features a dramatic battle scene captured in remarkable detail.
On the fateful day of June 25, 1876, the U.S. government and the Indian nations of the Great Plains faced each other on the banks of the Little Bighorn River in the Montana Territory in what was to become a landmark military encounter. The combined forces of the Sioux, Cheyenne, and other allied tribes under chiefs Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Gall, and Low Dog, battled the U.S. Army Cavalry for their right to live freely — as their ancestors had — on the rolling plains of the Western frontier at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
The ensuing battle and defeat of the Cavalry troops was to be immortalized as “Custer’s Last Stand.” Though the outcome of the battle is well-known, the facts of what transpired that day may never be completely revealed. This much we do know: despite warnings from his Crow and Arikara scouts, the brash and flamboyant General George Armstrong Custer split his force into three columns as they approached the Little Bighorn. It was a fatal error that cost him his life and the life of all his men. Among Custer’s column of command at the Little Bighorn — and those who died with him — were his two brothers, Captain Thomas W. Custer, and Boston Custer, a civilian traveling with the Seventh Cavalry, his brother-in-law James Calhoun, and his nephew, Henry Reed.
Low Dog, a chief from the Oglala tribe, described the Battle of Little Bighorn saying, “They came on us like a thunderbolt…. We retreated until our men got all together, and then we charged upon them. I called to my men, ‘This is a good day to die; follow me.’ We massed our men, and that no man should fall back, every man whipped another man’s horse and we rushed right upon them.” Although we don’t know the details of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, an archaeological survey of the battlefield confirms that the soldiers stood their ground and died fighting. In recounting the battle, Low Dog said of Custer “he was a brave warrior and died a brave man.”
In honor of all the brave warriors on both sides who fought so valiantly for their cause, America Remembers proudly presents the “Battle of the Little Bighorn Tribute Rifle.” In tribute to these legends that loom so large in Western history, America Remembers selected a firearm with equally legendary status, the incomparable Model ’73, arguably the most famous Winchester lever-action rifle ever produced. The Model ’73 was one of the most coveted rifles of its day, and was the ultimate prize for settlers, lawmen, and Indians of the frontier.
Each Battle of the Little Bighorn Tribute Rifle is a handsome working recreation of the immortal Winchester Model 1873 rifle produced by the master craftsmen of A. Uberti. The handsomely blued, 24-1/4 inch tapered octagonal barrel of the Battle of the Little Bighorn Tribute Rifle is complemented perfectly by the elegantly decorated receiver. The focal point of the Tribute is the spectacular artwork featured on the receiver, including a dramatic battle scene captured in remarkable detail. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this Tribute by America Remembers decorate each rifle in a combination of gleaming 24-karat gold and nickel, with blackened patinaed highlights to accentuate the details of the artwork.
The left side features a scene from the heat of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Custer’s immediate family who fought – and perished – in the fight. Portraits of the commanding brothers George A. Custer and Thomas Custer rest to the left of the center battle. The masterful image of the Battle of the Little Bighorn is captured in stunning nickel with 24-karat gold highlights and captures the turmoil of the final moments. Custer’s brother, Boston Custer, is also featured.
The right side of the receiver of the Battle of the Little Bighorn Tribute Rifle features portraits of Chief Sitting Bull, leader of the united Sioux, Gall, the fearless Oglala warrior, and Low Dog of the Lakota Sioux. Curly, the Crow scout, the only survivor of Custer’s command is also featured, along with Comanche, Captain Keogh’s gelding and the only battle survivor of Custer’s command.
Only 500 rifles with this masterful artwork will ever be produced. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. We will arrange delivery of your working Tribute through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. Your Battle of the Little Bighorn Tribute Rifle comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If the Tribute does not meet your complete satisfaction, you may return your Tribute in original, unfired condition within thirty-days for a full refund. Act now and you can own a classic Western rifle honoring the brave warriors who fought so valiantly at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, a battle which has been immortalized in American history as “Custer’s Last Stand.”
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