SK Customs® Launches “Premier Presidente” as the Second Edition in the Mexican War of Independence Series
HAYMARKET, VA – September 16, 2022 – SK Customs® continues to honor Mexico’s Independence by launching “Premier Presidente,” a tribute to Mexico’s first President, Guadalupe Victoria. As a limited-edition production run of only 200 Full Size Government Model Colt 1911 chambered in 38 Super, the pistol marks the second edition of the Mexican War of Independence Series.
Serving as a general, deputy, senator and governor, Guadalupe Victoria, born Miguel Fernández y Félix in 1812, was a George Washington-type man of great character and integrity. “Guadalupe” stems from his dedication to the Virgin of Guadalupe while “Victoria” marks his desire to succeed in Victory in the fight for independence.
Each side of the firearm includes a beautiful custom scroll. The left displays a depiction of the Virgin of Guadalupe, borders of floral patterns that frame a dramatic illustration of Victoria at the battle in Juego de Pelota and a banner declaring him “Benemérito de la Patria,” meaning “Benefactor of the Homeland.”
The right side of the firearm features Victoria’s sword being thrown across a moat that insurgent soldiers did not dare cross including the quote, “Va mi espada en prenda, voy por ella,” translated as, “There goes my sword as pledge, I’m going for it!” Guadalupe Victoria courageously swam across the moat and cut the rope of a bridge to allow the troops into the city. The rear panel marks a symbolic coat depicted from The Constitution of 1824, which transformed Mexico into a federal republic.
The top of the slide presents a portrait of Victoria in uniform naming him “Premier Presidente de México, Guadalupe Victoria.” The area in front of the rear sight depicts the Coat of Arms of the Mexican Federal Republic by decree in 1823 Eagle, and below sits the cross from the Presidential Coat of Arms.
SK Customs® is extremely proud to commemorate this rich piece of history. This custom gun’s frame, slide, barrel and hardware are all highly polished and feature silver plating in select areas of the slide and hardware components. This historical masterpiece is made complete with Pearlite grips presenting the silver emblem of the iconic Rampant Colt as well as a special engraved edition number.
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About SK Guns/SK Customs
With over 20 years building private custom firearms, we have changed the future in being the industry’s first leader of custom, limited-edition, series driven production of manufactured collectable firearms. The SK Guns® brand has taken the next step to further deliver our vision on what custom limited-edition means to us.
Through a strategic rebranding, the SK Arms VA® and SK Customs® brands now fall under the new name, SK Guns®. Expanding on our brands and locations gives our firearms more opportunity to reach our collectors and dealers. SK Guns® has expanded their capabilities to manufacture “Uniquely Custom®” firearms with a level of unmatched quality and artist conceptual values never seen before.
Our team of master engravers, expert finishers, historians, and master gunsmiths dedicate themselves to every detail within our brand of SK Customs® production lines of custom firearms. To learn more about our past, current and future products, visit skguns.com.