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“The enemy has demanded a surrender… I have answered the demand with a cannon shot and our flag still waves proudly from the walls – I shall never surrender or retreat.” ~ William Barrett Travis
Celebrating 175 Years of Texas Freedom
The story of Texas has no shortage of heroes. We all know them by name—Austin, Crockett, Bowie and Houston—and their brave deeds have become American legend. But there were also plenty of heroes who didn’t make it into the history books or fight atop the walls of the Alamo. They were ordinary Texans who became extraordinary by fighting back and sacrificing everything to defend what was right. Without their courage, there would be no Texas… and no United States of America.
Not much has changed. Today, Texans still hold sacred those same beliefs that helped make the Lone Star State so great. They are proud of who they are and where they hail from for good reason. Deep in the heart of Texas beats a love for independence, individuality and state pride. And today, as we celebrate 175 years of Texan freedom, their passion and dedication to liberty serve as a shining example of the true American spirit.
Now America Remembers proudly presents the Texas Pride Tribute Revolver, on the historic 175th Anniversary of Texas freedom. For the Tribute, we’ve selected the legendary Colt Walker Revolver, a firearm with a history deeply connected to Texas history. Classically decorated with slogans and symbols from the Texas Revolution, this Tribute is an extraordinary salute to the state’s rich history, its rich people and its bright future.
Each revolver in the edition is a working .44 caliber black powder revolver crafted of modern, high-strength steel by the Colt Blackpowder Arms Company. Craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers decorate the Tribute in lustrous 24- karat gold artwork over handsome blued steel.
A Lone Star Legend: It Would Take a Texan To Shoot It!
Few pistols seem more fitting for this Tribute than the Colt Walker Revolver. The revolver was made for Texas at the request of Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Rangers. Larger and more powerful than any powder gun of its time, the Walker revolver was an impressive weapon for an even more impressive territory. In 1847, Walker wrote that the gun was “as effective as a common rifle at 100 yards and superior to a musket even at 200.” Fully loaded, the monster pistol weighed almost five pounds. The revolver was so big that Colt reportedly said, “It would take a Texan to shoot it.”
We as a nation owe a debt to Texas. It is vital to remember that the history of Texas is the history of America. Those brave souls who fought to secure Texas as a free and independent republic must not be forgotten. And our hope at America Remembers is that you will appreciate this stunning Tribute Revolver as a piece of firearms history, a celebration of Texan pride and, most importantly, as a constant reminder that freedom is always worth the fight.
Right side features the iconic cannon and slogan brought forth during the Battle of Gonzales, the first skirmish of the Texas Revolution, with the slogan “Come And Take It.” Featured beside the cannon is an inspiring quote from Texan hero Sam Houston: “Be Men, Be Free Men,” from his speech to the troops before the Battle of San Jacinto. Right side also features a banner reading, “Texas – 175 Years – Independence.”
Left side features the quote, “Freedom Is Never Free.” Also featured is the iconic depiction of a banner-draped sword, taken from the historic San Jacinto Liberty Flag. The original battle flag featured a classic depiction of Liberty with her raised sword and the banner pictured here, which reads “Liberty Or Death.” The top of the cylinder reads “Freedom 1836.”
Both sides of the cylinder feature the unmistakable outline of the Lone Star State etched in 24-karat gold. Four rows of 24-karat gold stars also wrap completely around the massive cylinder.
Free Display Case
In order to display and protect your Texas Pride Tribute Revolver, you will receive a handsome, luxuriously lined custom made display case with each order, including an engraved brass identification plaque.
Only 175 Available
Only 175 Texas Pride Tribute Revolvers will ever be produced. As Texas and the nation celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Texan Independence, we expect a strong demand. Now is your opportunity to add this historic, museum-quality masterpiece to your collection.