The legendary battles between lawmen and outlaws of the Old West have become an inseparable part of American folklore. The rugged country of the Old West inspired a new breed of both lawmen and outlaw that has never been equaled. Frontier peacekeepers had their work cut out for them, representing the law in rowdy towns like Tombstone, Dodge City and Deadwood. It wasn’t a job for the meek. Likewise, as the reputations of the men behind the badge grew, bolder and more dangerous outlaws emerged, claiming their piece of the attention. Soon the same newspapers headlined the adventures of lawmen, such as Wild Bill Hickok and Wyatt Earp, and followed the rise and fall of notorious outlaws, such as John Wesley Hardin and Jesse James.
Now America Remembers proudly introduces an exclusive, new Tribute in honor of the struggle for frontier justice: The Legendary Lawmen & Outlaws of the Old West Tribute Rifle. Available exclusively through America Remembers, the Tribute is issued on the Model 1873 Rifle in caliber .45 LC, elegantly decorated with detailed scenes and portraits from a remarkable era that is uniquely and completely American.
The Rifle That Won the West
When it came to trusted rifles of the Old West, few could beat the Winchester Model 1873 rifle. Widely considered to be “the rifle that won the West,” the Model ‘73 was a prized weapon among both outlaws and lawmen.
The Legendary Lawmen & Outlaws of the Old West Tribute Rifle is a handsome recreation of the classic Winchester Model ‘73 rifle. It has been crafted by the world-renowned master craftsmen of A. Uberti, who have expertly created this classic firearm just as they have created so many of the western classics. Craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers decorate each Tribute in stunning 24-karat gold and nickel with a blackened patinaed background to highlight the details of the artwork, featuring portraits of some of the most celebrated and notorious men who ever lived.
Right side features some of the Western era’s most legendary outlaws, including Billy the Kid, who even before he was 21 became one America’s most famous outlaw legends. A reproduction of the infamous “Wild Bunch” group portrait is prominently featured in the center. The notorious Wyoming gang included Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid, and Robert LeRoy Parker, aka Butch Cassidy. Also featured is John Wesley Hardin, an unlikely and brutally prolific killer. He quickly gained a reputation as one of the most dangerous men in Texas, but, remarkably, after serving time, Hardin became a lawyer in El Paso.Also featured is one of America’s most famous Old West outlaws, Jesse James. A self- described “Southern Robin Hood,” Jesse Woodson James led the most feared gang of its time, the James-Younger gang, and eventually became an unlikely American folk hero.
Left side is dedicated to the legendary lawmen of the Old West. William Barclay “Bat” Masterson is featured dressed like a proper gentleman, but underneath his dapper clothes beat the heart of a gunslinger. A portrait of Pat Garrett is featured, who will forever be remembered as the lawman who killed Billy the Kid. The center panel features an iconic Western figure standing in a frontier town between banners that read “Legendary Lawmen & Outlaws Of The Old West.” To the left the legendary Wild Bill Hickok is featured. It’s hard to separate fact from fiction about Wild Bill, but his skills as a gunfighter and a lawman were rarely questioned. To the right is a portrait of the legendary lawman, Wyatt Earp, who achieved legendary status after the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Earp’s good friend, the legendary Doc Holliday is also featured on the left. If the Old West was divided between lawmen and outlaws, Holliday fit neatly in the middle.
Only 300 Available
Few periods in American history have spawned so many colorful characters as the forging of the Old West. With the edition limited to only 300 Legendary Lawmen & Outlaws of the Old West Tribute Rifles, demand is expected to be very high.
Don’t hesitate to place your order today — call us toll-free at 1-800-682-2291 so that we can prioritize your order and confirm availability. We will arrange delivery of your working Tribute through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. 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 and courteous refund.
There is no denying the legacy of those compelling Western figures – stemming from both sides of the law – who have stirred generations with longing for the Wild West. The Legendary Lawmen & Outlaws of the Old West Tribute Rifle will take you back in history, and bring to life the fascinating era of America’s Wild West.
Since the “Legendary Lawmen & Outlaws of the Old West Tribute” is a working Model 1873 rifle, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
I wish to reserve the “Legendary Lawmen & Outlaws of the Old West Tribute,” a working Model 1873 rifle, at the current issue price of $2495*. Each rifle is numbered within the edition limit of 300 and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per rifle. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
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