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State of Maryland 375th Anniversary
Collector’s Grade Browning Citori White Lightning 12 ga. Over and Under shotgunThe Maryland State 375th Anniversary Special Edition is a Collector’s Grade Browning Citori White Lightning 12 ga. Over and Under shotgun with blued barrells. The receiver is plated in 24-karat gold with the engraved artwork defined with jewelry-grade nickel, a beautiful canvas for this work of art!Leonard Calvert, 1st Governor of Maryland Leonard was appointed the colony’s first governor. He landed there in the spring of 1634, arriving with 17 gentlemen and their wives and about two hundred others aboard the ships Ark and Dove and establishing the town of St. Mary’s.Francis Scott Key American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the words to the United States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.Shortly after setting sail on the 22nd day of November, 1633, the Ark and Dove were swept by a terrible storm. At a small island then called St. Clement’s (today called Blakistone) they went ashore, set up a large cross, and gave thanks for their safe arrival. The date was March 25, 1634 which we celebrate today as Maryland Day.Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman (December 25, 1744 – April 18, 1786) was an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary war and served as aide de camp to General George Washington.The settlement of Lord Baltimore’s Maryland began with the arrival of passengers from England at St. Clement’s Island in the Potomac River in what is now southwestern St. Mary’s County on March 25, 1634 (the anniversary of this landing being annually celebrated as Maryland Day). The passengers arrived in two vessels, the Ark and the Dove, which had set sail from the Isle of Wight on November 22, 1633.
Stephen S. Shoemaker Virginia Creeper 2009 Special Edition
CZ 410ga. Side by Side ShotgunIncorporated in the 1880’s from several railroads started much earlier, the history of the Norfolk and Western Railroad is deeply intertwined with the history of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Towns like Roanoke, NC, Windsor,VA, Waverly,VA and most famously Disputania, VA would never have received these names if not for the founders of what became the Norfolk and Western. At its peak Norfolk and Western railroad was famous for building their steam locomotives in house at their extensive facilities in Roanoke, NC – a rare practice in the United States and most of the world.But it was building the stretch up to Whitetop, VA that gave the Norfolk and Western its famous nickname. During its expansion towns were built up or created, along with new jobs, all along the railroad. Around 1912 the line and trains finally reached Whitetop and the city became the highest station east of the Mississippi to be serviced by a regularly scheduled train.Trains would carry passengers, supplies, timber from trains on the main of the Norfolk and Western up the mountain through Whitetop to West Jefferson, NC. The nickname came from the long slow push up the mountain to Whitetop. Hence the name “The Virginia Creeper.”Now JW Engraved Firearms, in partnership with world famous artist Mr. Stephen S. Shoemaker of West Jefferson, NC, is proud to introduce “The Virginia Creeper Special Edition.”
Union County, North Carolina Special Edition
Collector’s Grade CZ 12 gauge Side by Side ShotgunWellington Firearms is proud to introduce the Union County Special Edition Shotgun. This family heirloom is tribute to the people and history of Union County, North Carolina. The Union County Special Edition is a Collector’s Grade CZ 12 gauge side by side double barrel shotgun with rabbit ears, exactly like the ones carried by Stage Coach drivers in the Old West. Fully plated in 24-karat gold, the engraved artwork is defined with jewelry-grade nickel, a beautiful canvas for this work of art. Images on the receiver and stock play tribute to the Seaboard Air Line Railway, the Skirmish as Wilson’s Store, the Union County Courthouse, and Davie’s Attack, all part of Union County’s historical legacy.