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Celebrate The Western Career of A Legendary American Icon
He was the most celebrated entertainer of the 20th century, an enduring American icon whose impact on popular culture is beyond measure. Today, Elvis Presley’s music and spirit lives in the hearts of millions of fans and his face and voice are instantly recognized by fans around the world.
At the height of his fame, Elvis Presley™ remained a down-to-earth person, with a strong sense of his roots and a deep affection for the fans who called him “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll™.” And like the rest of us, Elvis Presley had heroes of his own. Elvis™ was a great admirer of America’s courageous law enforcement officers, forming friendships with peacekeepers around the country. Over time, Elvis acquired an impressive assortment of badges and was an enthusiastic collector of fine firearms.
Now, America Remembers is pleased to announce the Elvis Presley™ Western Tribute Revolver. For this Elvis Presley Tribute, we selected the Single Action Revolver, a classic firearm from the days of the Old West. Each working revolver in this edition is produced for us by the master craftsmen of A. Uberti, who have expertly created this classic firearm just as they have created so many of the western classics since 1959, and have established themselves as the premier maker of historical firearms recreations. The Old West was an era that fascinated Elvis and one that served as a setting for some of his most memorable films.
This striking Elvis Presley Tribute is decorated in spectacular 24-karat gold, with magnificent images of Elvis Presley dressed Western-style; looking – as always – like a million bucks. Each Tribute revolver is decorated by craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers, and the entire project has been carried out with the cooperation and approval of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Single Action revolvers played an important role in America’s Western frontier days of the late 19th century. Known affectionately as the “Peacemaker” among other names, the Single Action was the handgun of choice for many of the legendary lawmen, outlaws, and settlers on the Western frontier.
In 1956, Twentieth Century- Fox selected Elvis Presley to star in “The Reno Brothers,” a Western period piece set just after the Civil War. On the strength of the classic ballad Elvis Presley sang for the soundtrack, the film was renamed “Love me Tender.” It was the first of 33 motion pictures for Elvis Presley, who would establish himself as one of Hollywood’s most bankable superstars. In 1960, Elvis Presley appeared in “Flaming Star,’ playing a ranchers whose parentage was half Kiowa Indian. It was a challenging, serious role and Elvis Presley impressed the critics and fans with a performance that showed his tremendous range as an actor. Nine years later, his third and final Western was “Charro!” where he played a reformed outlaw who goes up against his former gang to save a town.
On this Elvis Presley Western Tribute Revolver you will find a detailed portrait of Elvis Presley on the recoil shield. With his cowboy attire, Elvis cuts the dashing figure of a Western hero. The artistic combination of nickel with a special blackened patinaed highlights gives the portrait an incredible, three-dimensional quality.
Each turn of the cylinder reveals additional images of the superstar entertainer from a different angles. Between the portraits are images of guitars, which figured so prominently in Elvis Presley’s musical hits. Beneath the portraits and guitars are musical notes, symbolizing Elvis’ love of music and reflecting Elvis’ significant role in music history.
Located on the frame below the recoil shield is the “TCB™” logo Elvis Presley adopted and shared with his closest friends. Together with a lightening bolt, the logo stands for “Taking Care of Business in a Flash.” Both sides of the barrel feature the legend, Elvis Presley™ Western Tribute, fashioned in a nostalgic Western font. Along the back strap is additional scrollwork and an authentic recreation of Elvis Presley’s signature. The back strap also features a guitar in front of the Gates of Graceland™, Elvis’ beloved home.
Included with your Elvis Presley™ Western Tribute Revolver is a handsome display case.
We have set the edition limit at 300 Tributes, and we expect strong demand. There is no guarantee when the edition will be fully subscribed, so please act promptly to avoid disappointment.
Elvis Presley poured his heart into a career that took him to heights no one has surpassed. Now, you have the opportunity to acquire a museum-quality masterpiece that handsomely honors Elvis Presley and his legendary career. This Tribute will be a focal point in any collection of fine firearms, and it will certainly bring back your favorite memories of Elvis.
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