Honoring America’s First Blockbuster Singing Cowboy Hero in a Western Film
America Remembers proudly presents the handsome Gene Autry Tribute Revolver. Craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers for this Gene Autry Tribute have created a masterpiece celebrating Gene Autry’s legendary career.
Some people remember Gene Autry best as the smiling, singing cowboy star of radio, movies and TV. For many of his fans, Gene Autry was our childhood hero and an inspiration. If you’ve only thought of Gene Autry as “America’s Favorite Cowboy,” let me share a few things with you. Gene Autry was a singer and composer with more than 635 recordings to his credit. Gene Autry’s classic recording of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” remains the second best selling record of all time. Those accomplishments, plus his radio show, “Melody Ranch,” more than 90 feature films, and a hit TV series made Gene Autry the only entertainer to be honored with five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Gene Autry was a patriot and WWII veteran who followed his nation into war, where he served in the Air Transport Command. Gene Autry flew supply planes in the China-India-Burma theater where he made numerous flights over “The Hump,” the treacherous route over the Himalayas. When the war ended, Gene toured with a USO troupe in the South Pacific before resuming his film career in 1946.
Outside of his career as an entertainer, Gene Autry was an avid baseball fan and astute businessman. Gene Autry lived every fan’s dream by becoming owner in 1961 of his own Major League team, the California Angels. Fans of Gene Autry were thrilled when the Anaheim Angels won the World Series in 2002, and banners on display during the Series remembered and celebrated Gene Autry’s passion for the Angels.
The recoil shield features a handsome portrait of Gene Autry wearing his white hat and bandana. Gene Autry’s “Flying A” logo and a recreation of his signature are featured on the gold decorated backstrap. Customized faux ivory grips elegantly complement the overall 24-karat gold decorated revolver.
The Gene Autry Revolver is polished and decorated in 24-karat gold, and the artwork is captured in nickel, with special blackened patinaed highlights to accentuate the details. The barrel reads “Gene Autry Tribute” framed by elegant scrollwork. An elegant floral design adapted from Gene Autry’s original revolver highlights the frame, cylinder, and barrel of this highly embellished Tribute.
Keeping the Legendary West Alive
There were plenty of reasons to admire Gene Autry, but most of all, we loved him because the Texas-born, Oklahoma-raised Autry genuinely loved the West and all that it stood for.
Although Gene Autry is no longer with us, his influence will always be a part of us! We’re fortunate that his enormous legacy includes keeping the west alive for future generations. The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, which opened in 1988, offers a rich tapestry of the American West–both the Old West as well as the new. It features the individuals, the lifestyle and art, the history and the myths that make the West such a colorful place in our imagination. There’s no doubt that Gene Autry has also earned his place in American history!
Each Gene Autry Tribute Revolver now available 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.
This edition is issued in a very limited quantity of 150 Gene Autry Tribute Revolvers. With a design that melds efficiency with beauty, the Single Action Revolver is known for its smooth handling, balance and style, characteristics that earned it a reputation as a classic Western six-shooter, admired by lawmen and outlaws alike. Today, the Single Action Revolver remains a popular for collectors and Old West shooters.
At America Remembers, we’re proud to honor this American hero with the Gene Autry Tribute Revolver. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this handsome Gene Autry Tribute Revolver!
Included with your Tribute is a handsome case to protect and display your Gene Autry Tribute Revolver.
Since the “Gene Autry Tribute” is a working Single Action Revolver, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
I wish to reserve the “Gene Autry Tribute,”a working Single Action Revolver, at the current issue price of $2,195.* Each revolver is numbered within the edition limit of 150 and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per revolver. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
* All orders are subject to acceptance and credit verification prior to shipment. Sales tax is required in certain states and will be added. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.