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A Man of Country, a Man of Faith, and a Man of War
America will never have another military leader like General George S. Patton, Jr. He was a visionary leader, a true patriot, and a fierce warrior. Patton, Jr. was a military genius whose entire life was spent in preparation for battle. Fighting for freedom was the fulfillment of his life’s destiny.
During World War II, he seemed fearless, unstoppable, and even bulletproof. In combat, Patton was a master of mechanized warfare. His speed and aggression on the battlefield made him unstoppable. His leadership and strategic vision made him one of the most successful and effective U.S. field commanders of any war.
It’s reported that some German generals admitted that he was the American field commander they most feared. He didn’t just win battles, he devastated the enemy. His decisive victories in North Africa, Sicily, across France and into Germany played a pivotal role in ending the war. There is no question that General George S. Patton, Jr. has earned his place in the pantheon of American legends.
The Colt 1903: Protection Without Equal
Created by legendary gunsmith John Moses Browning, the American-made Colt Model 1903 was one of the first semi-automatic pistols on the market. Despite being called the “Pocket Hammerless,” the Model 1903 actually has a hammer concealed inside the slide. That internal hammer, combined with a lightweight, low-profile frame, set the 1903 apart from other pistols of its time.
One vintage Colt ad described the Pocket Model Hammerless Automatic as “powerful, accurate and utterly dependable” and claimed that the pistol “withstood every test of reliability, durability and safety and as an instrument for practical, instant and unfailing protection, has no equal.”
The General George S. Patton, Jr. Tribute 1903 Pistol is issued exclusively by America Remembers on a working Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol in caliber .32 ACP issued in a limited edition of 300. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers decorate each pistol in shimmering nickel and 24-karat gold accents, transforming this iconic sidearm into a work of art.
We are proud to honor the distinguished career of this legendary American military leader and grateful that the concept and design of the Tribute has been officially authorized by the Family of General George S. Patton, Jr.
The Colt 1903 is Called to Serve
The idea of supplying general officers with a standard pistol was a sign that the old rules of warfare had changed. In past conflicts, most generals and other high-ranking officers commanded troops far from the frontline action. World War II fighting, however, required general officers to be more mobile. As a result, the military needed to ensure that its leaders in the field were equipped with an easy-to-carry and reliably lethal sidearm.
The .32 ACP caliber Model 1903 was lighter than the .38s and less bulky than the .45-caliber Model 1911. Its “flat as a book” design and smooth lines perfectly suited an officer on the move. Generals Eisenhower, Bradley, Marshall, and George S. Patton, Jr. were among the recipients of the first military-issued Colt 1903 pistols.
Many collectors consider the Model 1903 one of Browning’s greatest design accomplishments. In an agreement with U.S. Armament Corp, Colt has authorized the reissue of the Model 1903 “General Officer’s Pistol” in all of its former glory. For so many historic firearm collectors, this exciting reissue has marked the return of one of Colt’s greatest guns.
An Exclusive Edition – Order Now
Only 300 of the General George S. Patton, Jr. Tribute 1903 Pistols will ever be produced. Each Tribute is individually numbered and shipped with a matching numbered Certificate of Authenticity, which will confirm your place among the elite ranks of collectors. Order now and we will arrange delivery of your working Colt Model 1903 Pistol through the licensed firearms dealer of your choice. As always, you will receive your Tribute with our 30 day guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, you may return your Tribute to us in original, unfired condition for a complete and courteous refund.
• One of the most distinct features of Patton’s favorite pistols were his monogrammed ivory grips. The General George S. Patton, Jr. Tribute 1903 Pistol handsomely showcases that signature look with specially crafted faux ivory grips decorated with the “GSP” monogram.
• Both sides of the pistol feature ornate scrollwork that was a hallmark of the finest 19th and 20th-century presentation firearms. The original markings for the Colt Model 1903 Pistol are featured on both sides of the slide. Also featured are four stars located at the muzzle end of the barrel on each side. Patton achieved the rank of four-star general on April 14, 1945.
• The top of the slide features the iconic quote, “I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.” Alongside the quote is General George S. Patton, Jr.’s signature, and a classic portrait of Gen. Patton, Jr. featured in elegant 24-karat gold.
Display Case Available
An optional luxuriously lined, custom-built, wooden display case is available for purchase.
Since the “Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. Tribute 1903 Pistol ” is a working Colt® Model 1903, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. (Not available in California or Massachusetts)
I wish to reserve the “Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. Tribute 1903 Pistol,”a working Colt 1903, at the current issue price of $2,195.* Each Tribute is numbered within the edition limit 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 pistol. I will pay the balance at the rate of $125 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
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