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The John Wayne Rifle – A Handsome Commemorative Firearm
John Wayne stood larger than life on the silver screen, and just as tall in real life. During his long career, he appeared in more than 200 films, and audiences around the world recognized him as the one man who best represented the patriotic spirit of America.
More than 35 years after his death, John Wayne still ranks among the top 10 most popular movie stars in the annual Harris Poll, and his movies continue to be viewed by millions of Americans, ensuring his status as a legendary American icon.
Many people remember him best from his Westerns. He was the lawman who tamed the wild towns, the gunfighter who stood up for the poor and powerless, the iron-willed westerner who wouldn’t back down.
Now, America Remembers, with authorization from John Wayne Enterprises, proudly announces the John Wayne Tribute Rifle, a handsomely decorated collector firearm issued in remembrance and tribute to this distinguished American and legendary Western film star. For these collectible firearms, America Remembers has spared no effort in creating a handsome, museum-quality masterpiece, which is a tribute truly befitting this legendary American icon, along with the Western film roles he embodied.
To honor America’s favorite Western movie star, we selected the classic Model ‘73 rifle, arguably America’s most famous Western rifle. Often called “the rifle that won the West,” the Model ‘73 has been admired for decades as an engineering landmark, representing light-weight utility and long-ranged power. The rugged lever action proved simple to operate and offered quick and plentiful firepower. Since its days of action on the Western frontier, the Model ‘73 has become a classic – widely desired and highly collectible. Each John Wayne Rifle is a handsome working recreation of the immortal Winchester Model 1873 rifle produced for us by the master craftsmen of A. Uberti, the world’s premier maker of historical firearms recreations.
Every metal surface of this John Wayne commemorative rifle is finished in a mirror-polished, lustrous deep blue. Craftsmen commissioned by America Remembers decorate each of these commemorative firearms. The receiver features artwork in 24-karat gold and scrollwork in the tradition of the finest presentation firearms.
Only 3,500 John Wayne Tribute Rifles have been authorized for this edition and demand is expected to be very strong for these collector guns. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. America Remembers will arrange delivery of your working Tribute through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. If for any reason you are less than satisfied, you may return the John Wayne rifle in original, unfired condition within 30 days for a complete and courteous refund. Act today to secure your own Tribute before this unique collector firearm sells out.
The left side of the barrel features John Wayne’s signature, and inset into the polished walnut stock is a 24-karat gold-plated medallion with John Wayne’s portrait, along with the legend “John Wayne – American”. The handsome walnut stocks are checkered on this John Wayne commemorative rifle and finished to a high gloss, and the hammer and trigger are polished and decorated in 24-karat gold.
The right side of this John Wayne rifle features a scene familiar to every fan of Western classic. In it, John Wayne leads the U.S. Cavalry through the buttes and dry gullies of desolate Monument Valley. Above the scene flies a banner that reads “John Wayne.”
The left side of the receiver features John Wayne as a wagon train scout, leading settlers and a cavalry escort through Apache territory. this scene was taken from the paining, “Under Attack,” by famed Western artist Frank McCarthy. If you look closely, you will see a rifle in John Wayne’s right hand!
Act now, and you can obtain a classic Western firearm, handsomely decorated with artwork honoring America’s most popular film legend – a larger than life figure whose contributions to American culture will always be remembered. The John Wayne Tribute Rifle will certainly bring back some of your favorite memories of “The Duke”, and continue to preserve his legacy for many generations to come.
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