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This fabulously engraved firearm has won the “ Howard Dove Award”, and the Judge's Award for “Best Weapon - 1946 to Present”, and was revealed to the pubic for the first time in Denver, Colorado, at the Colt Collectors Show on October 5, 2012.
More recently Mike’s “Greatest Generation” gun has won several prestigious awards at the “Firearms Engravers Guild of America” meeting and show which was held in Reno, Nevada, in Jan, 2013, and which includes the following awards:
The Bluebook Publications "Metal-On-Metal Inlay Award"
The Smith & Wesson "Best Engraved Handgun Award"
The FEGA "Engravers Choice Award"
All of the equally fabulous scrimshaw on the firearm and the knife was created by Katherine Plumer.
This gun was commissioned and is now owned by Dennis Swager. Dennis commissioned this gun in honor to his father who served with MacArtur in the Philippines
Photography by Paul Goodwin.
“The Greatest Generation”