Last year SK Customs released the first in its Lost States of America Engravers Series with Jacinto – Sam Houston (below). The 1911 commemorated General Sam Houston and the battle of Jacinto, avenging the massacre at the Alamo. This year, SK Customs releases its second in the series with the Franklin “John Sevier,” who led Franklin to declare independence from North Carolina. Franklin represents the early American concept that “if your government is not representing you, then it’s your right and your duty to throw off that government and establish a new one.”
SK Customs Lost States of America Engraver Series – Franklin – John Sevier
The Lost State of Franklin adds intricate details to a full-size government model Colt 1911 in .45 ACP to commemorate Tennessee’s rich history. Likewise, the pistol honors Tennessee’s iconic founding father, General Sevier in striking detail and 24K gold accents. A high-polish steel frame and slide provide the canvas, highlighting the masterfully engraved story.
On the right side of the slide is a 24K gold-plated map of the region with the state of Franklin set off in silver. Surrounding the map is deep-etched floral scrollwork with selective gold plating highlighting the Tulip Poplar blossoms of the state tree. Behind the aggressive cocking serrations is Benjamin Franklin’s coat of arms sitting stop the special edition number. The number denotes the pistol’s place as one of 200.
The obverse side of the slide depicts the Battle of Franklin in 24K gold detail. Just forward the scene is a scroll that reads “Battle of Franklin,” also set off in gold. As with the right side, the left side also features the Tulip Poplar floral scrollwork surrounding Franklin’s Declaration of Rights. Just rear of the cocking serrations is the iconic Colt logo set off with gold plating.
Adorning the top of the slide is a portrait of General John Sevier along with the Great Seal of Tennessee. Sitting just below the Seal is a scroll stating, “The Lost State of Franklin,” with a subtle floral accent. The portrait, Seal, and scroll are all detailed in 24K gold plating.
Adding to the overall gold accents, all of the controls feature 24K gold plating. Additionally, the grips are made of genuine Oak Tennessee whiskey barrels and feature a 24K gold horse on each grip.
Only 200 of the Lost State of Franklin will be available, and each will include a corresponding challenge coin.
“In honor of General John Sevier and the Franklinites, we are thrilled to introduce the second installment of our Lost States of America Engravers Series,” said Simon Khiabani, owner, and founder of SK Customs. “Following the Lost State of San Jacinto, this custom firearm showcases the rich history of Tennessee and influential role of General Sevier.”
The SK Arms Lost States of America Engravers Series Franklin – John Sevier Custom 1911 is available now, with an MSRP of $2,650.00. For more info, please visit SKGuns.com.
On March 1, 2022, PDW reported:
Remember the Alamo! And while you’re at it, remember General Sam Houston and the battle of San Jacinto. This battle not only avenged the massacre at the Alamo but forced Santa Anna to sign the treaty of Velasco. As a result, Texas gained its independence. Not to mention the acquisition of New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, and parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. For this reason, SK Arms celebrates Sam Houston with its Lost States of America Engravers Series, Lost State of Jacinto 1911.
The SK Customs Lost States of America Engravers Series Jacinto Sam Houston Custom 1911
This iconic collector’s pistol transforms a Colt 1911 into a masterful piece of storytelling. The polished steel frame of the 1911 features beautiful Mesquite Burl grips manufactured and sourced in Texas. Each grip has a 24k gold-plated horse set into the wood, presumably depicting General Houston’s horse. Likewise, 24k gold plated slide stop, magazine release, hammer, manual safety lever, pins, and screws accentuate the theme.
The slide features aggressive rear cocking serrations with custom engraving just behind, on each side. On one side is scrollwork with the “Colt” logo with 24k gold plating. Likewise, the obverse side features the Monument of San Jacinto with a scroll including the serial number of each pistol, plated in 24k gold.
Just forward of the cocking serrations on the presentation side is a beautiful scroll pattern with 24k gold-plated banner. The banner reads, “Remember the Alamo, Remember Goliad!” to commemorate this legendary battle. On the obverse side is a similar scroll and banner with General Houston’s iconic quote, “Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.”
Finally, the top of the slide features a portrait of General Sam Houston and the Monument of San Jacinto. Similarly, the rear of the slide shows the official seal of the State of Texas with “The Lost State of San Jacinto,” below it. Each image includes 24k gold plating and is surrounded by scroll pattern engraving. Additionally, a 24k gold plated frame surrounds the entire top imagery.
“We commemorate General Sam Houston and the Texian Army for avenging the Alamo and Goliad by launching this very exclusive limited edition of only 200 full size government model Colt 1911 pistols chambered in .45acp,” said Simon Khiabani, owner and founder of SK Customs. “Each pistol includes a special engraved edition number and will be accompanied with a beautiful antique silver commemorative challenge coin.”
The SK Customs Lost States of America Engravers Series Jacinto Sam Houston Custom 1911 is available for pre-order now, with an MSRP of $3,000.00. For more info, please visit SKArmsVA.com.