A Unique Opportunity to Honor the Legendary Lone Star State…
You know the saying that “everything is bigger in Texas.”
You’ve heard it a million times, but while it’s true that Texas acreage, boots, and hats are larger than most, the biggest thing in the state has to be Texas pride. Just ask a Texan what makes their home state special and they’ll tell you. It has everything to do with the history, the heroes, and the passion of the people. They’ll tell you that life in Texas is something you have to experience for yourself. You either “get” Texas… or you don’t. For those who do, there is no place like it on earth.
America Remembers is proud to introduce The Texas Home State® Tribute Thompson, a spectacular, handsomely decorated, limited-edition firearm designed to honor the oversized spirit of the Lone Star State. The powerful Thompson semi-automatic submachine gun is a true American icon and an impressive canvas for custom artwork celebrating the history, symbols, and slogans of the great state of Texas.
Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers decorate each working Thompson in sparkling 24-karat gold and nickel. In magnificent detail, this handsome Tribute captures the love of liberty, independence, and individuality that makes Texas a shining example of the American ideal. The Texas Home State® Tribute Thompson is available only from America Remembers and this exclusive Fifty States edition is strictly limited to 250 firearms. Since more than 25 million people call Texas home, you’ll want to act quickly to reserve your own unique piece of Lone Star history.
Any Tribute to Texas demands a canvas worthy of its size and character. That’s exactly why we chose the Thompson. In the ranks of American firearm history, few weapons can compete with the Thompson submachine gun. It’s an American legend! The Thompson became famous during the most thrilling showdowns of the 20th century. Bootleggers and big city gangsters were quick to adopt the “Tommy Gun” as their weapon of choice, but the good guys answered back by putting Thompsons in the hands of lawmen, FBI G-Men, and the fabled Texas Rangers.
As the brutal fighting of World War I raged, retired Army General John T. Thompson began to research a weapon that would put more firepower in the hands of Allied men. In his own words, he envisioned a lightweight, fully automatic firearm as “a one-man, hand held machine gun. A trench broom!” Although General Thompson did not finish creating the Thompson until after the war had ended, it was an ideal weapon for the protection of large estates, ranches, and plantations. The Thompson was described as, “The most effective portable firearm in existence.” The promises of the Thompson being “simple, safe, sturdy, and sure in action” proved to be true.
In World War II, the Thompson was finally able to fulfill its original mission as a fierce, yet lightweight, automatic firearm for the infantry. The United States military went on to use the Thompson in the Korean War as well as in Vietnam. The FBI kept Tommy Guns in their arsenal up until 1976. To this day, the Thompson remains one of the most widely recognized and respected American firearms in the world.
Every Texas Home State® Tribute Thompson is made in the U.S.A. by the Auto-Ordnance Corporation. Every Thompson’s main components are precision-machined and fabricated from solid steel. The entire firearm is hand-assembled and finished using only the highest-quality materials, keeping the integrity of General Thompson’s legacy intact.
The Texas Home State® Thompson is a fully functional, working semi-automatic Thompson in .45 caliber with the round drum magazine. 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 handsome and powerful Tribute to unshakable Texas pride. If you are among those lucky enough to call Texas home, you know exactly what makes it special. You know it is a place of thrilling history and tales of the old frontier. You know it’s the home of cowboys on the range and the legendary Texas Ranger. You know it’s bigger than almost every other place in every respect, from the personalities of its people, to the vastness of its land.
The Tribute’s 24-karat gold-decorated receiver provides an ideal canvas for the highly-detailed artwork. You’ll also find an abundance of additional 24-karat gold decoration including the butt plate, compensator, bolt handle, rear sight, swivels, and trigger. Complementing the extensive gold work are the high-gloss finished grips and butt stock.
Cowboys led massive longhorn herds on the Chisholm Trail, and many believe that these dangerous Longhorn drives through rough country helped grow the legend of the Texas cowboy and establish the ranchers as rugged folk heroes. A meticulously-detailed rendering of the Alamo perfectly captures the historic spot where a contingent of Texas freedom fighters faced down an invading army of thousands.
It doesn’t get any more uniquely Texas than the nine-banded armadillo. The only species of armadillo that exists in North America, this unusual-looking creature has become a sort of secondary mascot (after the longhorn, of course) for the Lone Star State. Armadillos are incredibly adaptable animals that are experts at surviving harsh conditions, so it’s only appropriate that such tough characters call Texas home. The single lone star has been associated with Texas from its earliest days as a struggling Republic. Back then it was used to symbolize Texans’ solidarity in declaring independence from Mexico. Today, the star represents all of Texas and stands for “unity as one for God, State, and Country.” The “Lone Star” remains a defining symbol of Texas’ independent spirit.
Only 250 Available
The Texas Home State® Tribute Thompson is an expertly-crafted celebration of a state where fighting for freedom began with legends like Sam Houston and Stephen Austin and continues to this day. All Americans recognize the Alamo as a landmark which symbolizes the fight for freedom. The deepest held beliefs of liberty and freedom are not up for debate.
Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. We will arrange delivery of your working firearm through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. If you are not completely satisfied, you may return your Tribute to us in original, unfired condition for a complete and courteous refund. Your Thompson will be individually numbered, from 001 to 250, confirming your place among the elite ranks of collectors. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity also accompanies your Tribute.
Secure a piece of Texas history and become the owner of a classic American firearm today. Ensure that future generations will never forget the passion for freedom that beats “deep in the heart of Texas.” There is only one Texas, and if you are looking for a spectacular way to show off your personal pride in your home state, there is only one Texas Home State® Tribute Thompson from America Remembers. Texas well represents the quote on this Tribute that reads, “LAND OF THE FREE. HOME OF THE BRAVE.” We can never be reminded enough of the importance of unity within the states because, “UNITED WE STAND. DIVIDED WE FALL.”
The “Texas Home State® Tribute” is a working Thompson semi-automatic submachine gun; we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. You do not need a special license to own the Tribute. Anyone who can own a standard hunting rifle can own this, in most communities. (Not available in CA, CT, MD, NY)
I wish to reserve the “Texas Home State® Tribute Thompson,” a working Thompson semi-automatic submachine gun, at the current issue price of $3,295*. Each Thompson is numbered and registered within the limited edition of 250, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per Thompson. 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.