A Colorado company has created a limited supply of gold-plated Bryan County Revolvers, complete with imagery specific to the area.
Fort Collins-based American Legacy Firearms looks around the United States for areas that have rich histories and support the Second Amendment.
Jean Van Oppen, general manager at American Legacy Firearms, has made designs for 83 places around the country. Several special-to-Georgia revolvers have been made, for cities like Atlanta and Marietta. Then, there’s also Georgia’s standing as one of the original 13 Colonies and connection to the time of the Founding Fathers.
“Georgia loves their guns,” he said.
Van Oppen found Bryan County to be a match for that. A big part of the appeal of a Bryan County Revolver was the military presence in the past and present, he said, especially mentioning the Battle of Fort McAllister and Gen. Sherman’s March to the Sea.
The revolver has investment value, Van Oppen said, with its 24-karat-gold plating. The gun is built specifically so the gold will not flake off, he added. Each revolver will have its own, specific number.
Each revolver has artwork on it featuring a portrait of Henry Ford and the Savannah, Albany and Gulf Railroad on the grip. The right cylinder features the Battle of Fort McAllister, and the left cylinder has a turpentine center, further representing the history of Bryan County.
However, each revolver — which is built on a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44-caliber Magnum — is also a functional firearm that could be used for target shooting, for example.
“At the same time, we want people to go out and make memories with it,” Van Oppen said.
The revolvers, of which 25 will be made, sell for $2,195 each. Van Oppen said there is a layaway program for customers to consider.
For more information, call 1-877-887-4867 or go to www.AmericanLegacyFirearms.com.