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There is no place in the world quite like the United States of America.
We are over 300 million strong. We are fifty states and one flag. We are all part of a story that began with a revolution and a fight for independence.
We are Americans… and our freedom is a gift that we inherited from the generations who came before us.
That is not something we should forget. That is not something we should take lightly.
If you are a proud American who stands a little taller when the Stars and Stripes pass by in review, if you can see an eagle soaring in the sky and feel its sense of freedom, if your families roots are firmly planted in American soil and you still get a lump in your throat whenever you see the Statue of Liberty, then you know what it means to be a patriotic citizen of the land of the free and the home of the brave.
As Americans, we treasure the symbols of our nation, because they represent our hard-fought steps along the road to liberty and democracy. They remind us of the men and women who sacrificed their lives so we can live in freedom, including many of our family members.
To us, these icons and landmarks are more than mere symbols, they’re the embodiment of the American spirit and what makes this nation great.
These national treasures have such power and significance that following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, they were put under additional security surveillance, because a strike against the Statue of Liberty, the faces of Mount Rushmore, or the Liberty Bell would have been a stab at the very heart of the American people!
The Land of the Free Tribute Revolver
At America Remembers, we are dedicated to producing handsome firearm issues honoring important American events and celebrating America’s unique heritage. For this historic issue, we wanted to design a firearm that would capture the spirit of America on a special firearm. We wanted something powerful representing the power of the United States of America and its citizens. We wanted a firearm that would be a conversation piece – a firearm that is iconic and special. Now we proudly present The Land of the Free Tribute Revolver.
The Land of the Free Tribute Revolver is issued on a working Smith & Wesson Model 500 revolver, issued in a limited edition of only 300 Tributes. The Model 500 is a powerful firearm, and weighs almost five pounds. The heavy 8 3/8” barrel, which looks like a 9 1/8” barrel, when you count the ported portion, is also massive. This oversized handgun is a perfect to highlight the iconic, patriotic symbols which represent the USA, and the power behind our great country. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers decorate each stainless steel pistol in sparkling 24-karat gold, transforming this powerful firearm into a patriotic work of art.
In the tradition of handsomely designed presentation firearms, each Land of the Free Tribute Revolver is crafted to museum-quality standards. In every phase of its conception, design and execution, and in every detail of its finish, we have held fast to the goal of creating a visually stunning tribute to the United States of America.
Model 500: The King of Handguns
The Smith & Wesson Company was formed more than 150 years go. Throughout the years the company has been an innovator in the firearm industry. Their firearms have proudly served our military, and law enforcement officers. Throughout the years, the company has been a leader in developing large-caliber firearms.
In the 1930’s, the first Magnum revolver, the .357, made its debut. The .357 Magnum was developed, in part, to deal with bootleggers and gangsters who had adopted early “bullet-proof” vests. Law enforcement needed more stopping power to fight crime in the streets. When Smith & Wesson delivered one of their first .357 revolvers to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, it kicked off the “Magnum-era” of law enforcement.
In the decades that followed, Smith & Wesson’s big-bore revolvers earned them a well-deserved reputation for power. Hollywood put them over the top in 1971 when Clint Eastwood’s tough cop, “Dirty” Harry Callahan showed off his .44 Magnum Model 29 on the big screen.
At the beginning of the 21st century, the company began designing a new firearm to regain the title of the most powerful handgun in the world. Smith & Wesson debuted their Model 500 at the 2003 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas. According to those who were there, the massive double-action revolver, and its new .50-caliber cartridge, “stole the show.”
For big game hunters, the Model 500 is the handgun you want to put between you and a bear. For shooters, there is nothing like pulling the trigger and releasing 2600 ft/lb of muzzle energy. And for collectors, there is no better canvas for our stunning tribute to the “Land of the Free.”
An Exclusive Limited Edition
This powerful firearm Tribute is certainly one of the most important patriotic firearms that we have ever issued through America Remembers, honoring both our country’s proud national heritage and the enduring spirit of American patriotism. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a truly magnificent Tribute that says you are proud to be an American and that you take pride in the historic landmarks, which represent the United States of America, a land of freedom. With only 300 Tributes available, demand is expected to be high.
The Land of the Free Tribute Revolver is powerful proof that the symbols and landmarks of our past are still as stirring as ever. That’s how American pride works. Whenever the flag is raised or the National Anthem begins to play, you feel it deep in your heart. The same thing happens when we see familiar images: the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Liberty Bell and a bald eagle. They are our history. They have become a part of us… and a part of America.
For collectors who add this handsome patriotic Tribute to their collection of fine firearms, it will serve as source of inspiration to you, your family and future generations. Whenever you see the revolver, it will be a reminder of the pride we share as citizens of the United States of America – the land of the free and home of the brave.
► Each Land of the Free Tribute Revolver features 24-karat gold decorated artwork. In addition, the stainless steel revolver’s hardware has also been handsomely plated in 24-karat gold, including the grip screws, hammer, trigger, cylinder release, and cylinder release screw. The elegant, polished walnut grips add a finishing touch of luxury to this handsome Tribute.
► Both sides of the revolver feature a majestic American Bald Eagle beside a banner that reads: “Land of the Free.” For centuries, the American bald eagle has flown proudly as the ultimate symbol of freedom. The majestic bird inspired our founders. Looking up, they saw a fierce hunter with the same qualities that defined our new nation: strength, courage and resilience.
► On the right side of the revolver, you can see an early incarnation of Old Glory that was better known as “The Betsy Ross Flag,” showcasing the familiar red and white stripes and a circle of white stars representing the original 13 colonies.
► On the left of the revolver near the grip, you’ll find the Liberty Bell. All those who visit it in Philadelphia and read its timeless inscription–“Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof” recognize it as an iconic symbol of American independence.
► The massive 5-shot cylinder provides the perfect setting for custom artwork. In addition to an ornately framed collection of banners that read: “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” and “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death,” the cylinder features a trio of noteworthy American images.
– First is Mount Rushmore, a monumental feat of artistry and engineering that showcases sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln, transformed the side of a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota into an enormous memorial to four American presidents.
– The Statue of Liberty needs no introduction. The colossal statue was presented as a gift to the United States from the people of France in 1886. She stands as a beacon of freedom for millions who have come to our shores in search of the American Dream. She remains one of the most recognized monuments of American freedom and democracy.
– The left side features a scene depicting three ragtag patriots marching across a battlefield with their drums and fife in hand. While it has become one of the most famous patriotic images connected to 1776, “The Spirit of ‘76” also known as Yankee Doodle, was actually painted 100 years after the American Revolution by Archibald M. Willard. To this day, it remains one of the most iconic images of the American Revolution.
Display Case Available
An optional, luxuriously lined custom-built wooden display case with locking glass lid is available for purchase to protect your Tribute.