“The National Parks connect us with something bigger than ourselves and have created a legacy to be shared with the next century.”
Ft. Collins, CO (PRWEB) July 18, 2016
American Legacy Firearms is proud to announce the official release of the America the Beautiful Shotgun. With the National Park Service celebrating its 100th Anniversary, it inspired the team at American Legacy Firearms to produce a limited edition firearm as memorable as our natural landscapes. “The conservation of our wildlife and nature is something we hold dear” said General Manager Jean van Oppen, “Just like we cherish our guns, we want to be able to pass that opportunity along to our children”.
In 1872, Yellowstone National Park was established as the first designated land to be preserved and enjoyed by the public. Since then, millions of acres of land have been designated to the National Park Service. The parks have become part of our lifestyle with almost every state having one. Generations of people have taken their family and friends to capture their imaginations and memories with the unique landscapes our country has to offer.
To capture this awe and respect for our lands, American Legacy Firearms wanted to create a one of a kind firearm to make the everlasting memory of the parks a bit more tangible. “As sportsmen, we truly appreciate the ability to be outdoors and promote conservation” said Jean van Oppen, “this is the perfect time for us to produce a one-of-a-kind firearm that makes the sensation of the parks come alive”. As an added bonus, American Legacy Firearms wanted to also give back to the National Park Foundation. They are going to buy the 100th Anniversary National Park Service Silver Dollar for each shotgun they sell. The coin program donates a portion of the proceeds to the National Park Foundation. American Legacy Firearms will then give the coin directly to the purchaser of the shotgun as a gift. In the words of general manager Jean van Oppen “we fulfilled two needs with one deed”.
The family owned company, founded in 2004 in Ft. Collins, Colorado, is the leader in producing quality engraved firearms. They strive to bring consumers a product that is not only a piece of art, which can be proudly displayed on a wall, but one that it is fully functional and affordably priced. American Legacy Firearms employs approximately 20 people, many of whom enjoy hunting and outdoor sports with their friends and family.
American Legacy works with the most well-known names in manufacturing: Ruger, Henry, Ithaca, Winchester, Colt, Auto Ordnance, and Mossberg. They also directly support both the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation. American Legacy Firearms is known for donating guns to different groups for use in raffles, giveaways, and fundraising, especially those fighting to maintain Second Amendment Rights.
American Legacy will produce only ten per state and each shotgun will have the state and edition number engraved on the receiver. All of the artwork was hand drawn by the artist Greg Randall. The artwork captures some of the most iconic landscapes from the east coast to the west coast recognizing the swamplands of the southeast to the large Redwoods up in the northwest. Not only are the engravings perfectly fit to the shotgun but the trigger, receiver and tube magazine cap will be plated with 24 Karat gold. The shotgun itself is manufactured by Ithaca Gun Company which builds every firearm in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. “It truly is a piece of Americana” says Jean van Oppen, “Americans building an American gun engraved with American scenes”.
American Legacy Firearms is excited to produce an heirloom that can be collected and appreciated for many generations to come just as the National Parks have done. The edition will continue to run until all states are sold out.
For additional information, contact Jean van Oppen directly at 970-305-8146or visit http://americanlegacyfirearms.com/
Jean van Oppen