A Celebration of America’s Wildlife Heritage
For many generations, the Native Americans have felt a strong spiritual bond to the animals with which they share the earth. They watch them, learn from them, and consider them their brothers, with an enduring respect to the free spirit of the natural world in which these animals live. Even today, as Americans we feel a bond with these majestic creatures who represent a link to our nation’s history. They provide us with a bridge to our past, a time of untamed beauty and wonder, and continue to inspire us as symbols of the independence we so greatly admire as a nation.
In honor of North America’s rich natural heritage and wildlife preservation efforts, America Remembers is proud to present the Spirit of the Wild Tribute Rifle, featuring the artwork of Rosemary Millette, one of the foremost wildlife artists in America today.
The Spirit of the Wild Tribute Rifle includes Millette’s handsome wildlife portraits of the buffalo, the gray wolf and the bald eagle. Each animal is symbolic of the strength, courage and freedom that are so much a part of the America spirit! Yet by the start of the 20th century, each of these animals was teetering on the brink of extinction.
Their triumphant return is a result of the combined dedication of conservationists, the American people, and the strength of these animals, which deserves to be celebrated.
In keeping with the tradition of offering the finest in classic firearms collectibles, America Remembers has selected the classic Model 1866 rifle for the Spirit of the Wild Tribute Rifle. The rifles for this Tribute are produced for us by the master craftsmen of Uberti, the premier maker of historical firearm recreations. The Spirit of the Wild Tribute Rifle is a working rifle in caliber .44-40.
Only 300 Available
Only 300 of the Spirit of the Wild Tribute Rifles are being produced for this exclusive issue, and demand is expected to be very strong. We will arrange delivery of your working rifle through the licensed firearms dealer of your choice. If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your Tribute, please return it in original unfired condition within 30 days for a complete and courteous refund. The Spirit of the Wild Tribute Rifle is a distinctive masterpiece that captures the wild spirit of our country, past and present, along with the natural beauty and strength of those symbolic creatures that embody our nation’s strength, courage and freedom.
Don’t miss this opportunity to help celebrate the buffalo, the wolf, and the bald eagle, three of nature’s most enduring animals that symbolize freedom and a spirit of resilience for all America and continue to inspire awe across our great land.
Right side features a depiction of two magnificent buffalo in a sweeping prairie with rolling clouds behind them. The left inset features a pair of gray wolves in a forest field with their heads lifted as if on alert. The gray wolf symbolized courage to the native people of North America. The right inset features a powerful bald eagle with wings spread wide in flight. To all Americans the majestic bald eagle represents a symbol of freedom. All artwork is featured in stunning 24-karat gold and nickel.
Left side features a depiction of a buffalo resting on a hill in the foreground. Behind him two more buffalo are drinking from streams as the first snow of winter blankets the plains. To the Native Americans, the buffalo was a symbol of strength. The left inset features three gray wolves emerging from the surrounding woods as if on the prowl. The right inset features the proud American bald eagle perched and overlooking a mountainside with another eagle soaring in the distance.
About the Artist — Raised in South Dakota, Millette’s love and respect for nature is evident in each of her detailed and photorealistic paintings, in which she literally captures the spirit of the animals she paints. A dedicated conservationist in her own right, she has worked with a number of organizations to protect and preserve native wildlife and their habitats.
Since the “Spirit of the Wild War Rifle” is a working rifle, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
I wish to reserve the “Spirit of the Wild Tribute Rifle,” a working Model 1866 Rifle, at the price of $2,395*. Each rifle is numbered within the limited edition of 300, and is accompanied by a numbered 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.
* All orders are subject to acceptance and credit verification prior to shipment. Sales tax is required in certain states and will be added. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.