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He stood over six-feet tall, but his strength came from somewhere inside, as he towered over us from the big screen through a film career that spanned five decades. He was the embodiment of the American cowboy. Although plenty of other Hollywood actors played cowboys, John Wayne made you believe he stepped straight out of the Old West. When you think of the true western legends of American movies, one man comes to mind. He’s the undisputed Western film icon. He’s John Wayne.
On-screen, he was a cowboy, a soldier, a fighter— the quintessential Western hero. He was a lawman who tamed wild towns. He was a gunfighter who stood up for the mistreated. He was the iron-willed Westerner who wouldn’t back down in movies like The Searchers, Big Jake, Rio Bravo, and True Grit— for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. Off-screen, he was steadfast, unflinching. He was a man who defined his own code, and lived by it. He knew where he stood. You knew where he stood. The man affectionately known as “Duke” is as American as the Old West—as American as a shotgun on the Western frontier.
Today, America Remembers, with authorization from Wayne Enterprises, is proud to present the John Wayne Tribute Shotgun. This limited-edition Tribute is a detailed recreation of the 1887 lever-action shotgun once produced by Winchester. This is the first ever lever-action shotgun ever offered by America Remembers and it’s made even more memorable with the addition of a “bootleg” grip.
In the 1880’s, Winchester teamed with genius gunmaker John Browning to create a shotgun that could incorporate the lever-action that was so popular in Winchester rifles. Browning delivered the iconic design of the 1887, the first truly commercially successful repeating lever-action shotgun. The quick loading and high-capacity proved to be the perfect combination for lawmen and express companies. You could find one tucked behind the bar at the local saloon, or locked away in the local sheriff’s armory, or loaded and ready at the side—“shotgun”— of a stagecoach driver.
Two Old West Legends Come Together
For the very first time, we’ve brought two Old West legends together to create a spectacular, classic Western firearm. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers decorate each Tribute Shotgun in 24-karat gold and gleaming nickel.
Each John Wayne Tribute Shotgun in this limited edition of 2,500 is a fully functioning, working lever-action shotgun—a detailed recreation of the 1887 original, created by the expert gunsmiths of Chiappa. Each Tribute features an 18.5” smoothbore barrel with a polished pistol grip and walnut forend.
• Featured inside each gold-decorated oval frame is a recreation of John Wayne’s signature.
• On the right, John Wayne is featured prominently amid a scene of longhorns guided by a cowboy on horseback. John Wayne played a rancher in films like Chisum, Red River and The Cowboys.
• On the left, Duke is caught in a dramatic pose astride his horse. Behind him, majestic sandstone buttes and mesas recall the wild beauty of locations like Utah’s Monument Valley, where classic westerns like Stagecoach were filmed.
Secure Your John Wayne Tribute Today
Demand is expected to be strong. Act quickly to secure your position in this historic edition. We will arrange delivery of your working Tribute Shotgun through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. The John Wayne Tribute Shotgun comes with a risk-free guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, it may be returned in original unfired condition within 30 days for a complete and courteous refund.
John Wayne appeared in over 175 films. Even today, more than 35 years after his death, his name continues to rank among the 10 most popular movie stars in the annual Harris Poll. It’s refreshing that in this new era of internet streaming, cable and satellite TV, John Wayne’s legacy of traditional values only grows more popular. His personal convictions were as timeless as his best performances: this is his eternal appeal.
John Wayne brought the greatest stories of the West back to life. Don’t miss this chance to own one of the most important firearms of the Old West. When you hold it, you too will be back in time.
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