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Honoring America’s Heroes on Horseback
They were America’s heroes on horseback. With uncommon valor, they fought to preserve the Union, to protect the American frontier, and to defend our liberties abroad. They were the United States Cavalry, a fighting force second to none; living symbols of American courage. First assembled as dragoon regiments in the Revolutionary War, the U.S Cavalry has played an important role in every war the United States has fought. on the battlefields at home and abroad, against armies and hostile Indian tribes, Cavalry soldiers bravely followed the bugler’s call to battle. Skilled horsemen, marksmen and fighters, they were among the most efficient combat force of their day.
On the Western Frontier, from 1865 to 1890, 5,000 U.S Cavalry troops protected settlers and travelers under extreme conditions, including difficult terrain, blistering heat, and frigid winters. Their exploits on the frontier made them among the most universally recognized symbols of America, and the legend and lore of the U.S Cavalry continues to fascinate Americans to this day.
Now, the spirit of America’s gallant cavaliers is celebrated in a firearm of uncommon beauty – The U.S. Cavalry Association Tribute from America Remembers. Produced in cooperation with the United States Cavalry Association at historic Fort Reno, Oklahoma, each rifle is a genuine, working Winchester Model 94 in caliber .30-30. While it was never an official firearm for cavalry troops, the Model 94 is considered a classic American lever-action rifle, and is associated with America’s Wild West. Ideally suited for use on horseback, it has become, like the Cavalry itself, a universally recognized symbol of America.
Each rifle is decorated with handsome artwork in 24-karat gold celebrating the heritage of the United States Cavalry. The stock and forearm are handsomely laser-carved with classic symbols of the Cavalry, including an American Eagle and “C” symbol from a cavalry uniform button on the forearm and images of a Cavalry guidon and bugle surrounded by scrollwork on the shoulder stock.
Left side of the receiver features a portrait of General Phil Sheridan who commanded U.S. Cavalry during the Civil War and subsequently on the Western Plains. Also featured is George Armstrong Custer who distinguished himself during the Civil War, and is now best remembered for the fateful battle on the Little Big Horn River. The center features a dramatic depiction of a Cavalry charge, with all the action of the charge captured in amazing detail.
Right side features the seal of the U.S. Cavalry Association, which includes Frederic Remington’s image “The Cavalryman,” also known as “Old Bill,” with the legend “We Remember.” Also depicted is the crossed sabers insignia of the Cavalry, which adorned the hats of Cavalry officers and troopers, along with a banner with the title, “U.S. Cavalry Association Tribute.” Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers decorate each Tribute.
Only 300 of the U.S Cavalry Tribute Rifles will ever be produced. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. each Tribute is individually numbered withing the edition limit, from 001 to 300, and is accompanied by a certificate of Authenticity numbered to match the gun. We will arrange delivery of your rifle through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. If for any reason you are less than satisfied with the rifle, you may return it in original unfired condition within 30 days for a full refund.