"Return of a Monarch"American BisonTribute • Limited Edition of 1091
• Engraved Henry Repeating .45-70 Rifle • Hand-Forged Custom Knife by Ross Tyser
• Print of Charcoal Artwork by Ray Kelly • Print of Oil Painting by Rosemary Millett
Custom-Engraved Henry Brass Receiver 45-70
The rifle selected for the “Return of a Monarch” Tribute is the Henry Repeating Arms .45-70 lever action with brass receiver and presentation-grade Walnut stock. The .45-70 has been a part of the American shooting scene for nearly 150 years but the Henry lever action .45-70 with solid brass receiver has been available to Henry Repeating fans and .45-70 fans for just a few months.
This new brass receiver Model H010B features a 22-inch octagonal barrel and four-round capacity. Receiver is drilled and tapped for a Weaver 63B mount. Also features sling swivels and large loop lever. Overall rifle length is 40.4” and weight is 8.10 pounds.
Stock is straight grip Presentation grade American walnut. Full adjustable semi-buckhorn rear and brass beaded front sight. Solid brass butt plate.
Rifle engraving pattern is by Erica True of Baron Engraving in Trumbull, Connecticut. Erica is a talented engraver who is earning accolades for her artistry and detail and who also recently engraved the “Western Heritage” Colt Single Action Army for the 2016 SHOT Show auction.
Engraving on the right side of the receiver is based on an original charcoal drawing, “On the Brink” created for this project by well-known South Dakota artist Ray Kelly. It portrays a Bison bull and cow looking over an expanse of prairie that once included thousands of grazing bison. The question posed by the painting is whether Bison, then on the brink, would ever again graze American prairies. The “Return of a Monarch” Bison Tribute celebrates the fact that, today; Bison again graze American prairies by the thousands.
Engraving on receiver’s left side is based on a Wild Wings exclusive Rosemary Millett oil painting entitled “Dusty Plains Bison”. Millet created the painting after watching two bison bulls walk across a South Dakota plain and being amazed at how much dust two ambling bison could generate. List Price $1595 includes shipping*.
Hand-forged Bison Tribute Bowie Knife by Ross Tyser
Ross Tyser is a nationally known knife maker who has been selected to create more SHOT Show Auction knives than any knife maker in the 26-year history of the SHOT Show auction. Ross’s Bison Tribute Bowie is a full 14 inches from tip to butt. Blade is 8.25 inches long and 2 inches wide at its widest. Handle is Desert Ironwood. Ross said “In creating this Bison tribute, I strived for a truly "American Blade". In doing so, the first and most compelling design that came to mind was the classic Bowie. In my view, a Full tang was the only option for this knife to maintain a clean classic profile. My choice for blade material was 52100, while there is a good chance that most of these knives will never see use in the field it is my desire that should the need arise the knife will be able to perform the task at hand at the time. While 52100 is a tool steel and not a Stainless steel, it is a very tough steel that with minimal care will perform for generations to come." This knife was hand made by me in my shop in South Carolina as will every knife in the “Return of a Monarch” edition of 1,091.
The left (private) side of the blade features an engraved rendition of the original “On the
Brink” artwork by well-known South Dakota artist Ray Kelly. Kelly’s artwork is also featured on the right side of the receiver on the Henry rifle. The right (public) side of the blade features Ross Tyser’s signature. The knife’s unique serial number is featured on the spine. Your knife will be shipped with a custom designed oak walnut display case.
List Price: $595.00 including shipping*
Rosemary Millett “Dusty Plains Bison”
Engraving on receiver’s left side is replicates a Wild Wings exclusive Rosemary Millett oil painting entitled “Dusty Plains Bison”. Millet created the painting after watching two bison bulls walk across a South Dakota plain and being amazed at how much dust two ambling bison could generate.
Print is reproduced from the original painting on high-quality, woven cotton-blend canvas. Image size, 24" x 36". Framed size,
30" x 40" with 3" dark rustic pine-finished molding and brass name plate. This fine art print is a Wild Wings exclusive and is offered here by license with Wing Wings.
Rosemary Millette “Dusty Plains Bison” Prints
Wrapped Unframed (36” x 18”)
List Price: $235.00 including shipping*
Framed (30” x 40”)
List Price: $495.00 including shipping*
“On the Brink” Charcoal by Ray Kelly
The engraving on the right side of the rifle receiver is based on an original charcoal drawing, “On the Brink” created especially for this project by well-known South Dakota artist Ray Kelly. It portrays a Bison bull and cow standing over an expanse of prairie that once included thousands of grazing bison. The question posed by the painting is whether Bison, then on the brink, would ever again graze American prairies.
“On The Brink” print is 18"x 24" on 110 lb. acid-free matt finished paper, signed and numbered by Ray Kelly.
List Price: $85.00 including shipping*
Discount Price for Complete Set
Discount List Price for complete Matching Serial Number Set of rifle, knife, “On the Brink” print and framed Dusty Plains Bison” print: Price: $2540.00 (Individual list price $2770). Includes shipping*
Those who have not ordered a rifle but wish to order a knife or art print may select from knives and prints that become available when rifle buyers elect not to buy their matching serial number knife or art print. Please email email@example.com for information on knives or prints that may be available. To order or inquire about serial number availability, call Bob Delfay at 803 641 1030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1889, William Hornady, a founder of the American Bison Society, compiled a tally of Bison in North America. He recorded 85 wild, 256 in private herds, 550 near Great Slave Lake in Canada and 200 under Federal protection in the United States.
The Hunting Heritage Trust is proud to present this “Return of a Monarch” tribute to the iconic American Bison. We celebrate the Bison’s return from the brink of extinction to healthy populations with this Special Bison Tribute of 1,091 specially engraved Henry Repeating Arms .45-70 rifles, hand-forged Ross Tyser Bison Tribute Bowie Knives, original “Back From The Brink” artwork and framed Rosemary Millette “Dusty Plains Bison” art prints—available individually or as a collection with matching serial numbers on rifle, knife and both art prints.
The edition of 1,091 rifles will be offered on GunBroker.com and in selected retailers in 2016. Buyers will have the ability to select a serial number from 0002BISON1091 to 1091BISON1091 while numbers last. The buyers of the rifles will then have the OPTION of also purchasing the Ross Tyser Bowie knife and Ray Kelly and Rosemary Millett Bison prints with matching serial numbers.
*Shipping in continental United States only.