Luke Cuenco 10.02.22
When it comes to medals awarded to members of the armed forces, few are as well known as the much venerated Purple Heart. The Purple Heart is awarded to those who have sustained injuries caused by the enemy while serving in the U.S. Armed forces. SK Customs has announced their partnership with two different charity organizations as well as the pre-order availability of a new Purple Heart-themed Colt 1911 handgun which will serve as a means to generate money to support these two charities.
New Purple Heart Commemorative Colt 1911 Announced by SK Customs
“We commemorate our nation’s heroes who have served and sacrificed their lives for our great Nation,” said Khiabani. “I am elated to pay tribute to those have served by releasing this stunning limited-edition firearm and our SK Give Back initiative.
Highlights of the Custom Colt 1911 Series 70 include:
- Each pistol has been designed to display a custom medallion of the modern-day Purple Heart Medal set into bright white faux ivory grips.
- The slide contains custom 24K gold scroll, shading and inscription of the quote “SOME GAVE ALL, ALL GAVE SOME” dedicated to those who serve.
- The rear panel of the Colt 1911 displays George Washington’s Coat of Arms while the reverse has the quote of “A GRATEFUL NATION HONORS AND REMEMBERS”, both in 24K Gold.
- The top of the slide has been designed with an authentic purple sapphire front sight, modern day Purple Heart Medal, 24K gold ribbon, and George Washington’s Badge of Military Merit and signature.
- Further gold plating with high polishing has been placed along the slide, frame flats, slide, barrel and hardware.
- Each model has been engraved with a special edition number 001of 240 in 24K gold on the rear panel
Each handgun will be a custom Government Model Colt 1911 Series 70. For this project, SK Customs has partnered with Purple Heart Homes and Purple Heart Integration Project to donate a portion of the proceeds raised by sales of this pistol to benefit each organization. In addition, SK Customs will also be donating one pistol to each organization for use in their own independent fundraising efforts. If you’re interested in picking one up, the pistols will sell for a price of $2,900 and will begin shipping in Q4 of 2022. For more information, you can visit http://skguns.com.
In addition to these features, each pistol will also be accompanied by an uncirculated West Point Minted National Purple Heart Hall of Honor 2022 Proof Silver Dollar with the West Point “W” mint mark and a certificate of authenticity singed by the Director of the U.S. Mint.