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THE AMERICAN PATRIOT 1911

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THE AMERICAN PATRIOT 1911

When John Hancock penned his flourishing signature to the Declaration of Independence, he made a bold statement. “There,” he declared, “I guess King George will be able to read that without his spectacles!” Courage was the first virtue of the American Revolution and has been the hallmark of American patriotism ever since.

That spirit of style and boldness is captured in the American Patriot, designed and crafted by ALTAMONT®. Deep relief engraving that requires no magnification rises from the slide, as a powerful eagle soars across a background of stripes. Thirteen full stars, representing the thirteen original Colonies, are engraved on each side of the slide housing. Combined with the custom star front-strap checkering, Fifty full stars representing the Fifty States are engraved on the slide and frame. Rich walnut grips with engraved screws are inlaid with engraved rosewood panels.

Built on a custom Kimber platform, each firearm is fully functional and intended for use. With a bright satin finish on the stainless steel slide, there are no susceptible areas to damage or weak points to scratch. All ALTAMONT® grips have a lifetime warranty. Each firearm has a custom ‘ALT’ serial number.

ALTAMONT® is a family owned and operated business that has served the firearms industry for decades. Founded by Kenneth and Denise Enright, we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary with a special project demonstrating our design capabilities and master craftsmanship, executed by members of the family. Commissioned by Kenneth Enright, this firearm was designed and engraved by Merlin Enright. Chester and Sayre Enright produced the photography and visual resources. The grips were produced by Patrick Enright.

Limited Stainless Edition. One of  300.


Capacity7
Caliber.45 ACP
Barrel Length5 inch
Frame FinishStainless Steel
Model Kimber Stainless II Custom
Made in USA Patriot 1 of 300




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We do NOT ship to CA or MA.

THE RISING EAGLE S&W 629 REVOLVER

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THE RISING EAGLE S&W 629 REVOLVER

This is a deep relief engraved, custom Smith & Wesson 629, designed and engraved by Merlin Enright of ALTAMONT®. An ALTAMONT® Exclusive - 1 of 300, Collector's Edition. The spectacular American-style scroll features stippled background removal and carved Eagle motifs. Full deep relief cylinder coverage. On the left side plate is a dramatic landing eagle and on the right is a powerful eagle head. Countless hours of design and craftsmanship are poured into this remarkable firearm. The powerful impact it leaves is unforgettable.

With full cylinder, frame, and barrel engraving coverage, this stunning piece is complemented by custom American Walnut grips. Matching scroll and fine line checkering adorn the custom grips.

Custom Presentation Box included. American Walnut, with contrasting solid wood inlay and Red velvet. Lockable. USA Made. Engraved Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edition. One of  300.


ModelSmith & Wesson 629
Caliber.44 Mag.
Barrel Length 6 inch
Frame FinishStainless
EngravingAmerican Scroll, Deep Relief
DesignerMerlin Enright
Made in USA 629 1 of 300




GUNBROKER AUCTION

Bid on the Rising Eagle S&W 629 Revolver today!

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7.5% tax is required for any Illinois residents.
UPS 2nd Day Air shipping is included.
We do NOT ship to CA or MA.

PURCHASE DIRECTLY

Direct price

Reserve your Rising Eagle S&W 629 Revolver today!

  I understand that this item may need to be made to order with an estimated 4-6+ week wait.

RESERVE NOW!
(USPS Money Order, Money Order, or Certified Check Only)
7.5% tax is required for any Illinois residents.
UPS 2nd Day Air shipping is included.
We do NOT ship to CA or MA.

MEET THE ENGRAVER: MERLIN ENRIGHT



Merlin Enright
My father loved engraving. Specifically, he admired the bold and creative style of American Style Engraving. He had previously worked with the Colt Custom Shop supplying custom ivory grips, and also with outstanding American engravers like Ron Smith. “The European scroll and bulino engraving is nice, but it’s a little light for my taste,” he often told me. “...My heart is really with the American engraving style.”

"My heart is really with the American engraving style."

His design tastes and sense rubbed off on me as we worked together, and as I began to learn about engraving. I attended my first FEGA (Firearms Engraving Guild of America) Show in Reno at age seventeen. It was an epiphany. I had never seen anything like it. From that moment, my eyes were opened to the possibilities of the world of engraving.

My engraving journey had begun. I started studying engraving, including instruction under FEGA master Rex Pedersen. Years passed, and I was fortunate to work with my father full-time at Altamont. Our company primarily specialized in designing and making pistol grips, ranging from high volume production grips to speciality exclusives. We continued to do custom projects and designs, sometimes crossing paths with well-known engravers such as Lee Griffiths.

We had worked with TALO Distributors on the specialty pistol grip side for many years. In 2012, we created the Colt 1911 Iwo Jima tribute for them as a limited edition - One of 300. It was an unprecedented deep relief engraving, and the start of Altamont engraved guns. Six years and numerous projects later we are still refining our craft, and honing our design and engraving skills. Altamont, and I personally, have come a long way. But in engraving, the journey never ends. There is always a new idea to try, and a new steel canvas waiting.

There is always a new idea to try, and a new steel canvas waiting.

We want to bring a unique and bold approach to every engraving project we touch. We hold ourselves to a very high standard. Behind any great engraving are countless hours of agonizing failure and revisions to a design. Beyond any hammer, air-powered graver, or engraving machine, there is a driving vision to see the idea to completion. We believe that the extra hours and effort makes all the difference. It’s worth it.

If we have captured even a portion of American boldness and creativity in our engraving, we have been successful. We thank you for your support, as we continue our engraving journey.

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Merlin Enright

ALTAMONT® 2018

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