George Jones wasn’t just a music lover; he also loved fine firearms. America Remembers has released the beautiful George Jones .45 single action revolver in honor of the music legend a true iconoclast in country music.
The George Jones .45
What is most interesting is that this isn’t just a firearm that honors the late singer and his love of fine guns. George Jones approved each aspect of the revolver.
Jones’ had a fine collection of guns, and he assisted with every step of the design of this one. He even selected the theme song for it, “He Stopped loving Her Today.” (That single was the hit smash hit of 1980, winning the CMA Single of the Year title.)
America Remembers describes the features of the revolver. In 24-karat gold, the notes of the song, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” encircle the barrel, frame, and cylinder. One side of the barrel bears the inscription “George Jones.” The other side renders an etching of his guitar in 24-karat gold. His portrait appears on the left side of the frame. The familiar George Jones logo adorns the top of the backstrap.
And this isn’t just a showpiece. It’s a working revolver.
Each revolver is numbered and registered within the limited edition of 950 and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
A reflection of his life
It isn’t surprising that George Jones would have a revolver to honor him.
Besides his love of fine firearms and the amount of music history it bears, a gun seems a metaphor for Jones’ life–something with the ability to inflict quite a bit of damage. For one, he had serious issues with alcohol and drugs, as well as difficulty fulfilling contractual obligations. (He earned the nickname “No Show Jones” for standing up audiences).
Jones also had three marriages that ended due to his infidelity, drug addiction, and a hot temper. He was a difficult man who seemed to live in pain and often caused it for others. However, he did find sobriety and love in his later years. And before his death, he won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
And now, we can own a small piece of the George Jones history.