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.
A custom presentation box is also available as an optional add-on. USA Made. The box includes a Super Rosewood inlay custom fit to the American Patriot Kimber 1911. Choose from American Walnut or Cherry, with solid wood lid or with glass lid. A stainless steel engraved edition card is included with your purchase.
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Altamont Special Edition Series firearms feature unique, thematic patterns designed by master engravers, with a set Limited Edition quantity that cannot be exceeded. As these firearms will be more rare and ultimately more difficult to obtain, they may have additional collector interest.
|GRADE A||Factory Engraving Coverage of the main firearm sections. Standard depth of traditional deep relief engraving.|
|GRADE AA||Extensive Engraving Coverage including special detailing on accent components. Special or extra depth considerations specifically custom to the engraving pattern.|
|GRADE AAA||Master Level Coverage. Exquisite and complex detailing and coverage. Engraved at the ideal or maximum depth of spectacular deep relief engraving.|
|EXHIBITION / MUSEUM GRADE||Perfectly engraved firearms with no perceivable flaws, exhibition wood or ‘one of a kind’ exotic material.|
|PROTOTYPE / CUSTOM GRADE||Early, unique or deviant versions of an engraving pattern, which may reflect the development of the engraving pattern, may be ‘one of a kind’ or highly rare for certain features, and may be of collector interest.|