“A man ought to do what he thinks is right.” – John Wayne
Few actors have better embodied the American spirit than the man affectionately known as “Duke”. He was the Western hero on-screen and a genuine role model off-screen. In movies, he was the lawmen who struck fear in the hearts of the wicked, the gunfighter who stood up for the mistreated and the iron-willed warrior with the unflinching gaze. Off-screen, he was a tough man who loved God, his family, America, and freedom. If you were a John Wayne fan, you know that John Wayne was the kind of Hollywood icon that only comes around once in a lifetime.
Many of us remember John Wayne best for his Westerns. There was something about those legendary days of the Old West, something uniquely American that fit Wayne perfectly. In dozens of films, he starred in a Western role as a cavalryman, a lawman, a cowboy, or a rancher. Audiences flocked to the theater to see him in such memorable western classics as The Searchers, Rio Bravo, The Alamo, Hondo and True Grit.
There is no other star in the history of America who has stood as tall in our hearts as John Wayne. In his many movie roles and in real life, John Wayne typified the best of the American spirit, representing proudly the ideals and values we hold dear. He was honorable, direct, caring, and larger than life. Throughout his life, and even at the end of his battle with cancer, his personal courage and dignity served as an inspiration to us all.
A Handsome Patriotic Salute
Today, America Remembers, with authorization from John Wayne Enterprises, is proud to present the John Wayne Tribute Revolver, an elegantly decorated Single Action Revolver remembering the career of a true Western film legend. This is the first Single Action Revolver America Remembers has issued to commemorate John Wayne. This is an exclusive limited edition, and will certainly be a handsome addition to any firearms or John Wayne collection.
The Handgun That Won the West
To honor America’s favorite Western film star, it seemed only fitting to choose a classic Western firearm, the Single Action Revolver in caliber .45 LC with a 4 3/4” barrel. Single Action Revolvers have been the universally-recognized symbol of America’s Old West era for more than a century. Living legends such as Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill Cody made the revolver famous. In Hollywood, the Single Action Revolver was a favorite for many Hollywood cowboy legends and was often used by John Wayne.
Thanks to its starring role on the American frontier and in Hollywood, the Single Action Revolver has become a beloved piece of American history. There is something about the Single Action Revolver that kindles our sense of nostalgia and adventure. When we see the Single Action Revolver, we think of the legendary days of the Old West when daring cowboys, lawmen, and outlaws roamed freely across the vast frontier, relying on their firearms for protection.
Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers decorate each John Wayne Tribute Revolver in sparkling 24-karat gold and blued steel to celebrate the spirit of a true American legend. 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.
A Museum-Quality Masterpiece
On the Tribute, you’ll find distinctive details that honor the memory of John Wayne.
The unfluted cylinder features a portrait of John Wayne early in his career as the classic Hollywood cowboy. He is pictured looking cool and collected, with the good looks that helped him become a Hollywood legend and a fan favorite. The Tribute is decorated in 24-karat gold with a mirror polished blued steel barrel and trigger guard. Handsome Western-style grips add a distinctive touch to each revolver. The frame and hammer feature the traditional color-cased finish of Single Action Revolvers.
Look closely along the left side of the barrel and you’ll see John Wayne’s signature featured in 24-karat gold, framed with handsome scrollwork.
The unfluted cylinder features a 24-karat gold decorated image of John Wayne ready for action with his revolver drawn.
The right side of the barrel features a 24-karat decorated banner that reads “Duke” which is surrounded by decorative scrollwork. Wayne’s famous nickname had been with him since childhood and came from a beloved family pet, also named Duke. Since the two were often inseparable, they came to be known as “Big Duke” and “Little Duke.”
“My hope and prayer is that everyone know and love our country for what she really is and what she stands for. May we nurture her strengths and strengthen her weaknesses so that she will always be a ‘Land Of The Free, and Home Of The Brave.’” JOHN WAYNE in America, Why I Love Her.
Don’t Miss This Special Opportunity!
Reserve your John Wayne Tribute Single-Action Revolver today to become one of the fortunate owners. The Tribute is issued in a strictly limited edition of only 2,500 Tribute Revolvers, and is available only from America Remembers. Your John Wayne Tribute Revolver will be individually numbered in gold confirming your place among the elite ranks of collectors.
America Remembers will arrange delivery of your working Tribute through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. The revolver comes with our 30-day guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your Tribute, you may return it in original, unfired condition within 30 days for a complete refund.
John Wayne remains one of the most popular actors in history. Even today, about 35 years after his death, his name continues to rank among the 10 most popular movie stars in the annual Harris Poll. Thanks to technology, his classic movies are still seen every day by fans and the John Wayne legend lives on.
John Wayne was perhaps the one man who best represented the pioneer spirit of America. He was an outspoken man of principle who believed in the idea of liberty and justice for all. Much like his on-screen character, he was never afraid to stand up for his beliefs. This John Wayne Tribute Revolver is certain to be a highlight in your collection and help preserve the legacy of John Wayne for generations to come. The Tribute will certainly bring back your special memories of growing up during the era of great Western films.
Free Custom-Made Display Case
In order to display and protect your John Wayne Tribute Revolver, you will receive a handsome luxuriously lined custom-made display case with each order, including an engraved brass identification plaque.
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