2016 SHOT Show Auction Features “Western Heritage” Guns, Holsters & More

2016 SHOT Show Auction Features “Western Heritage” Guns, Holsters & More from Legendary Names
2016 SHOT Show Auction Features “Western Heritage” Guns, Holsters & More from Legendary Names
Hunting Heritage Trust
Hunting Heritage Trust

Aiken, SC -(Ammoland.com)- The 2016 SHOT Show auction on GunBroker.com will feature a “Western Heritage” tribute highlighting the artistry of legendary and modern names in the sporting firearms industry, including Baron Engraving, Bianchi, Colt, Evans, Van Horn, Turnbull, Winchester and more.

Colt Single Action Army and John Bianchi’s Frontier Gunleather Hand-Tooled Holster

The Colt Single Action Army played an indelible part in the history of the American West.

Among those who have owned the Single Action Army, include Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Theodore Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill Cody and, soon, the high bidder for this special “Western Heritage” tribute Colt. The 4 ¾” barreled .45 Long Colt is hand engraved at Baron Engraving. Baron’s engraving mirrors the design on the companion holster and incorporates the “Western Heritage Colt 01” badge. The grips are handcrafted elk antler, selected by the artisans at Eagle Grips to compliment this special Colt.

As impressive as the Colt is the companion hand- tooled holster and belt by Matt Whitaker at John Bianchi’s Frontier Gunleather. Matt’s scroll pattern is based on classic L.D. Nimschke designs.

Winchester Model 1866 Serial # 1WIN662016

One of the biggest headlines to come out of SHOT Show 2016 will surely be the return of the Winchester Model 1866 and, without doubt, one of the most talked about Model 66s will be this richly engraved “Western Heritage” edition in .44-40.

The rifle features intricate hand engraving from forearm to butt plate by Baron Engraving and serial number 1WIN662016 to celebrate the return of this classic lever action in 2016. The “Western Heritage” theme is highlighted with the engraving of the authentic Texas Ranger Badge RIFLE01 on the receiver.

Turnbull-Restored Parker and Hand-Tooled Leather Slip by Karla Van Horn

This handsome Parker side-by-side combines the history of a Parker Brothers shotgun from 1879 with the renowned artisanship and “history recreation” of Turnbull Manufacturing.

Turnbull has taken this historic Parker “Lifter Gun” and brought it back to the condition in which it would have left Parker’s Hamden, Connecticut factory in 1879. When Doug Turnbull contacted classic arms dealer John Puglisi in search of the perfect shotgun for this project, Puglisi donated this rock solid “Lifter Gun”. Complementing the Parker is an exquisite hand-tooled shotgun slip by Karla Van Horn. The slip features quality hand tooling and an original design generated by Van Horn from design elements tracing back many decades. Tying shotgun and slip together is the solid silver Concho in the Western Heritage design.

Phil Evans Hand-Forged Bowie, Custom Sheath by Andy Humble

Phil Evans is a highly respected custom-knife maker and member of the American Bladesmith Society.

Phil has created a magnificent 15 ½ inch overall length Bowie Knife for the “Western Heritage” SHOT Show auction. The massive forged 5160 blade is over 10” long and 3/8” thick at the spine, forged “S” type guard, iron hardware and a premium stag handle. Sheath is custom designed by Andy Humble and incorporates an authentic 5-peso badge with the “Western Heritage” logo and BOWIE 01 serial number.

All of the “Western Heritage” tribute items are being featured in a month-long auction on GunBroker.com closing on the final afternoon of the SHOT Show, Friday, January 22, 2016.

The featured auction items can be viewed at:

All items will also be on display at the GunBroker.com booth #15147 at the SHOT Show.

The SHOT Show auction is administered for the National Shooting Sports Foundation by the Hunting Heritage Trust.

About Hunting Heritage Trust:

The Hunting Heritage Trust is a charitable organization created in 2002 by leaders from hunting, conservation and shootings sports organizations. The concept for the Trust grew from the convictions of dedicated sportsmen who so strongly value our American hunting traditions and firearm freedoms that they are committed to give back to help protect this priceless heritage for future generations. The Trust’s mission is to provide the organization and means by which this dedication and financial commitment can be channeled into short-term action and a long-term endowment in support of innovative programs and strategic actions that will help perpetuate our hunting and shooting sports heritage.

For more information, please visit www.HuntingHeritageTrust.org.