FORT WORTH, TX (September 1, 2015) – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Battleship Texas Commissioning, the Battleship Texas Foundation partnered with Browning and Baron Engraving to produce a limited edition Browning Citori Gran Lightning shotgun. On sale now, the commemorative 28” barrel over-and-under shotgun is available in both 12 and 20 gauge.
David Puckett of Ahern Group, a representative of Browning sales in Texas, says, “We’re proud to partner with the Battleship Texas Foundation in support of this historic landmark. These beautifully engraved, limited-edition Browning shotguns not only fund a great cause, but give supporters a chance to own a piece of history.”
Each Citori shotgun boasts high quality wood and is engraved with silver-plated ships representing the 1914 USS Texas and the upgraded 1927 USS Texas, encased in 24K gold-plated rope above a banner reading USS Texas. Under the receiver is the title The Mighty T in 24K gold-plating against a silver-plated background. Five gold-plated battle stars designate the USS Texas’ major WWII battles.
“Browning and Baron Engraving have really raised the bar with this effort. I can’t think of a better cause than helping save The Battleship Texas. What a beautiful shotgun,” says Battleship Texas board member, T. Wright.
The Battleship Texas is credited as the last surviving ship to fight in both World War I and World War II. A National Historic Landmark, the ship is now in need of critical maintenance. All proceeds from the shotguns fund repair and restoration of the Battleship Texas, and a portion of the purchase price is tax deductible. Serial numbers will be released in tandem with order placement. To purchase one of the limited edition guns, or for more information please contact The Battleship Texas Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-827-9620.
About Battleship Texas Foundation
The Battleship Texas Foundation is 501(C)(3) non-profit organization created to assist ongoing preservation and educational efforts aboard the Battleship Texas in partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife. www.battleshiptexas.org
About Ahern Group LLC
Established in 1985, Ahern Group specializes exclusively in the sales of quality Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor and Law Enforcement products in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma (TALO). www.aherngroup.com
About Baron Technology, Inc.
For 33 years, BTI has worked with shooting associations, conservation groups, and manufactures to embellish firearms, cutlery and other products that become heirlooms and collectibles. Merging hand-engraving techniques used for centuries with today’s latest technology, Baron creates unique, engraved images that embellish all types of metal, synthetic and wood products. Baron services include a creative art department whose extraordinary custom designs are used by many industries and organizations around the world.