American Oilman Tribute Edition
.44 Magnum/.44 Spl Capacity
For those who dared to dream and labored to make it a reality
In 1859 oil was discovered in Titusville, PA and so began the dream of the American Oilman. Adventurer, explorer and ultimate risk-taker, the American Oilman continues to inspire and define what it means to be a wildcatter. To honor this inspiration, Henry Repeating Arms is proud to introduce the American Oilman Tribute Edition.
The 19th century oilfield was a dangerous place. It took a special blend of courage and curiosity to become an oilman. The hazards of unexplored fields, threats of well fires and lost fortunes were only a few of the many obstacles an oilman encountered. But each step into the oilfield, into the unknown, created the American Oilman of today.
Whether it’s marrying hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling, tapping into vast new oil supplies in onshore shale fields, or finding deepwater drilling efficiencies, the American Oilman continues a tradition of exploration and technological development that lessens our dependence on foreign oil and reduces our footprint in the field.
Though larger-than-life oil barons like J.D. Rockefeller and J. Paul Getty are gone, we salute those who blaze the trail today; the driver of the tank truck, the foreman in the field, the well-treater, the geologist, the engineer. They are the American Oilman — still exploring, innovating and propelling the American oil industry into the future.
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On the right side of the front of the solid hardened brass receiver there’s a one-of-a-kind drawing of a pump jack, the modern and ever-present workhorse of the onshore oil fields. A rig is stunningly engraved in a masculine antique black fill on the rear. The checkerboard patterned border with an open American style scroll is a nod to our heritage.
On the left side, the front panel displays the mighty image of the derrick towers standing like sentinels in tribute to oilman past and present. On the rear panel, two roughnecks tripping pipe complement the banner text THE AMERICAN OILMAN. Features a custom serial number range starting with OIL00001.