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June 1918 was a month that the U.S. Marine Corps and the rest of the world would never forget. During weeks of World War I’s fiercest fighting, in a thick patch of French forest known as Belleau Wood, the Legend of the “Devil Dogs” was born. Determined to halt the German advance through France, two divisions of U.S. Marines fought their way through fields of wheat and relentless enemy fire. They were outnumbered and outgunned, but giving up was not an option. The fighting dragged on for weeks until a final, courageous push by the U.S. Marines cleared the forest.
Legend has it, the Germans were so impressed by the ferocity of the American forces that they nicknamed the Marines “Teufel Hunden” (Devil Dogs) after the wild dogs of Bavarian folklore. The moniker stuck and so did the Marine Corps’ reputation as fearless warriors. Today, almost 100 years after the Battle of Belleau Wood, that reputation remains intact. Since the birth of our great nation, no other fighting force has embodied duty, honor and excellence quite like the United States Marine Corps. And no other mascot has embodied the toughness and tenacity of the Corps like their beloved bulldog.
Now America Remembers is proud to introduce an exclusive Tribute honoring the fighting spirit of the U.S. Marines as well as the enduring mascot of America’s military brotherhood: The Marine Devil Dog Tribute Pistol. For this Tribute, we have selected the classic military sidearm of the 20th Century Marine: the Colt® Government Model® Pistol in caliber .45 ACP. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers decorate each working Colt .45 pistol in sparkling 24-karat gold over a handsome blued steel background. In magnificent detail, this handsome Tribute captures the Marine’s time-honored “Esprit de Corps,” that unmatched spirit of camaraderie and devotion shared by all Marines.Only 300 Available
Order now to guarantee your place in the edition. This handsomely decorated working pistol combines two of the Marine’s most faithful companions – the bulldog and the Colt .45 pistol. Only 300 Tributes will be issued in this strictly limited edition available exclusively through America Remembers. Delivery will be made to the licensed firearms dealer of your choice. And, as always, if you are not pleased with your Tribute after personal inspection, you may return it within 30 days for a complete and courteous refund.
Whether you are a veteran, or want to honor someone who has served or is currently serving, now is your opportunity to remember “The Few and The Proud.” Semper fi!
Left side features a classic image of a Marine Corps bulldog, the beloved mascot of the U.S. Marine Corps. Behind the portrait a banner unfurls that reads, “Devil Dog,” the nickname given to the U.S. Marines by German soldiers. Near the hammer is the phrase, “Semper Fi” (Latin for “Always Faithful”), which was adopted as the Marine Corps motto in 1883. Framing the artwork on the left is a unique “spiked dog collar” design.
Right side features the time-honored symbol of the U.S. Marine Corps — the Eagle, Globe and Anchor — between two banners that read “First To Fight” and “Anytime, Anywhere.” Both of these mottos capture the essence of America’s elite fighting force. Near the hammer a banner reads, “Defending Freedom,” signifying the core mission of the U.S. Marines Corps.
The Tribute also features handsome rosewood grips with the classic “double-diamond” checkering pattern. Prominently featured on the left side of the grip is an image of a Marine bulldog. The medallion is crafted in stunning deep red enamel with 24-karat gold accents and reads “USMC Devil Dog.” The right side of the grip features the classic Eagle, Globe and Anchor familiar to all Leathernecks. All artwork is featured in stunning 24-karat gold over blued steel.
As a final touch of elegance, the grip screws, slide stop, hammer, safety lock, magazine catch and barrel bushing are all polished and decorated in 24-karat gold.
Display Case Available
An optional custom-built, wooden display case is available for purchase.The Marine Devil Dog Tribute Pistol is issued by a private, non-governmental organization to honor America’s Armed Forces. Nothing in the decoration added to the basic firearm (including the informational content therein) is used as a trademark. Neither the United States Marine Corps nor any other component of the Department of Defense has supplied, approved, endorsed, or authorized this product or any portion thereof.
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