Featuring Rarely Seen Artwork by “The Dean of Western Action Painters”
“My artistic approach is not to do a historical document, but more a portrayal of a scene that has happened many times in many places in the West. I want to give that scene as much visual impact as possible, so the detail and action are as accurate as I can make them.”
A Tribute to the Master of Western Action- Frank McCarthy
In honor of the Western period, and one of America’s foremost Western artists, America Remembers proudly presents “The Frank McCarthy U.S. Cavalry Tribute Revolver,” a handsomely decorated firearm based on classic paintings by Frank McCarthy. For this first-ever Tribute revolver from America Remembers featuring artwork from Frank McCarthy, we knew it was important to select a handgun with a strong Western pedigree. With that in mind, no firearm seemed more appropriate that the classic Single Action Revolver of the Old West.
The mention of the United States Cavalry brings to mind heroic scenes from the big screen with cavalrymen riding to the rescue of settlers and covered wagons heading West. Few periods in the history of the United States have captured our imagination like the Old West.
Life on the Western frontier has been magnificently portrayed by generations of artists. One of today’s most honored and respected artists is Frank McCarthy, who has been called “The Dean of Western Action Painters,” and whose artwork magnificently captures the era of the U.S. Cavalry on the Western frontier. Frank McCarthy’s paintings capture the drama of survival on the harsh Western Plains with such reality that they seem like picture windows into the past. Frank McCarthy captured poetic moments of majesty, breathtaking flashes of action and masterful snapshots of the dangerous life of a United States Cavalry trooper.
Issued in a limited edition of only 300 Tributes, each revolver now available in the edition is a working Single Action Revolver in caliber .45 LC, produced for us by the master craftsmen of Uberti, who have expertly created this classic firearm just as they have created so many other Western classics and have established themselves as the premier maker of historical firearms recreations. Craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers decorate each Frank McCarthy Tribute in stunning 24-karat gold and nickel artwork with a blackened patinaed background to highlight the details of the artwork, featuring four unique masterworks from Frank McCarthy that portray the U.S. Cavalry.
No other revolver carries more of the romance and adventure of the Old West than the legendary Single Action Army. “The Peacemaker” has truly become an iconic firearm deserving of the title, “The Gun That Won the West” or “The Equalizer.” Unquestionably, it’s also the handgun most closely associated with the men in bluecoats on the Western frontier, and it was the official sidearm during the era of the Old West, having been carried into battle by some of the cavalry’s greatest troopers.
The left side of the cylinder features three riders represented from McCarthy’s great painting, “In Search of Hostiles.” Rendered in 24-karat gold, the troopers seem to leap from the nickel background. The recoil shield features a lone trooper on horseback, a detail from McCarthy’s painting “With Carbines Drawn.”
The right side of the cylinder features a pair on horseback from the McCarthy painting, “In Pursuit of Geronimo.” The lead rider has his revolver drawn; the brim of his cavalry hat blows back in the wind as his horse explodes into full gallop.
Featured on the backstrap is a detail from McCarthy’s painting, “Sending Flankers Out.” Also featured on the backstrap, book ended by two decorative scrolls, is the distinctive signature of Frank McCarthy as it appears on so many of his revered paintings of the American West. Complementing the overall design is stunning 24-karat gold plating, along with richly-polished walnut grips.
Only 300 Available
Only 300 Frank McCarthy Tribute Revolvers will be available in this strictly limited edition available exclusively through America Remembers. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. Delivery of your working Frank McCarthy revolver will be arranged through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
Now is your chance to own a one of- a-kind piece of American history – a celebration of one of the greatest Western painters who ever lived and an enduring testament to the courage and sacrifice of that elite corps of mounted warriors… the distinguished men of the U.S. Cavalry. Order your Frank McCarthy U.S. Cavalry Tribute Revolver now, and you can relive the era of the Old West, when only the toughest and bravest could survive the ever present dangers on the Western frontier.
Display Case Available
An optional custom-built, wooden display case is available for purchase.
The images produced herein have been licensed to America Remembers by The Greenwich Workshop®, Inc.; ©Frank McCarthy, ©The Greenwich Workshop, Inc. www.greenwichworkshop.com.
Since “The Frank McCarthy U.S. Cavalry Tribute Revolver” is a working revolver, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
I wish to reserve “The Frank McCarthy U.S. Cavalry Tribute Revolver,” a working Single Action Revolver, at the current issue price of $1,995. Each revolver 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 revolver. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
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