The Salute to the Military Tribute Pistol is issued on a working Colt® Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol. The Tribute is a magnificent work of art polished and decorated with 24-karat gold and nickel, and featuring artwork in a special black chrome background to boldly accentuate the design. All of the pistol’s hardware has been handsomely decorated in 24-karat gold, including the grip screws, slide stop, sights, safety lock and magazine catch. Gold-decorated Rampant Colt medallions are set in the center of each of the checkered walnut grips.
Artwork on the right and left sides of the slide depicts the stars and stripes. Throughout history the American flag has served as a symbol of our national pride and a beacon of democracy for the world. During WWII, it rallied us as a nation, whether flying tattered and half-mast at Pearl Harbor or hoisted triumphantly on Iwo Jima. In peacetime it serves as a constant reminder of the ideals we hold sacred.
In addition to the stars and stripes, the top of the slide showcases custom artwork that honors the legacy of the American military. Toward the muzzle end, a set of dog tags is pictured, emblazoned with the phrases: “Land of the Free, Because of the Brave – Freedom is Never Free.” Those words help us to never forget the sacrifices made by those who served, and continue to serve, in the United States military.
On the top of the slide, you’ll find an impressive portrait of an American Bald Eagle, circled with a banner that reads “Salute to the Military – Defenders of Freedom”. Look closely and you’ll notice the bold contrast of the eagle’s gold-decorated beak and eye against the fine detail of the feathers. Much like our armed forces, the national bird of prey is unblinking, steadfast and always prepared to strike.
The Salute to the Military Tribute Pistol is issued exclusively by America Remembers. The Tribute is a working Colt Model 1903 .32 ACP caliber pistol, issued in a limited edition of 250. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers decorate each pistol in sparkling 24-karat gold and nickel artwork, transforming this iconic firearm into a patriotic work of art.
This handsome presentation firearm is a patriotically decorated American firearm honoring all those who were part of the “Greatest Generation” and all who have served since that era.