Hank Williams Jr. Shares Opinionated Stance On Gun Control
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Hank Williams Jr. has always been someone who isn’t afraid to stand up for his beliefs.
With all the gun-related events that have taken place the last few years, especially the last month, Hank Jr. took to Facebook to let everyone know how he really feels.
“There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin,” he writes. He goes on to explain that Wisconsin’s hunters are the “8th largest army in the world (More men under arms than in Iran. More than France and Germany combined.)“
Hank Jr. points out that among those 600,000 hunters in Wisconsin, all of them returned home. In the lengthy post, he talks about the 700,000 hunters in Pennsylvania, the 750,000 in Michigan, and the quarter of a million in West Virginia.
His point? “America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower!” he says. “Hunting… it’s not just a way to fill the freezer. It’s also a matter of national security.“
He ends with a strong statement.
“For the sake of our freedom, don’t ever allow gun control or confiscation of guns.”
Hank Jr. also asked that if you agree, to pass it on, which over 6,000 people have already done. Over 7,000 have expressed their opinions, most of them agreeing with him.
One commenter pointed out that land owners are not required to buy a hunting license, so the numbers that Hank Jr. is referring to doesn’t even include the tens of thousands of those hunters.
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Any fan of country music, Monday Night Football, and American entertainment will instantly recognize the legendary Hank Williams Jr. From his signature hat, beard, and sunglasses to his larger than life persona, the man called Bocephus has truly left his mark on popular culture. For anyone who follows the famous singer-songwriter, it should come as no surprise that this “good old boy from Alabama” is also an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and lifelong gun collector.
Hailing from a long line of gun owners, Hank Williams Jr. started collecting at an early age. As the singer’s fame and fortune grew, so did his firearms collection, covering everything from antiques like the Remington Model 1875 SAA to comparatively modern revolvers such as this Smith & Wesson prototype 629. Rock Island Auction Company is proud to offer forty-one revolvers straight from the Hank Williams Jr. Collection in this September’s Premier Firearms Auction.
Each revolver from the Hank Williams Jr. Collection includes a certificate of authenticity confirming ownership by the country music megastar.\n
\"Some people like to sit around in country clubs and sip martinis. Some people like to hunt and fish and make belt buckles and pistol grips, and write songs, and try to trap a red fox. I’m one of those people.\" – Hank Williams Jr.
Factory Engraved and Inlaid Smith & Wesson Model 49 Revolver
Manufactured in 1981, this deluxe custom engraved Smith & Wesson Model 49 revolver instantly evokes the style and flair of Hank Williams Jr. The music theme is highlighted with a gold inlaid treble clef on the right grip panel and a chiseled guitar on the trigger guard, but the most striking image is the bust of the singer’s famous father, Hank Williams Sr., depicted on the frame in his 1950s pinstripe suit.
Smith & Wesson Model 49 DA Revolver Inscribed to Hank Williams Jr., featuring a relief gold inlaid bust of Hank Williams Sr. in one of the most recognized images of his career.\n
A special order S&W 3 inch Model 49 revolver with full coverage scroll engraving is a rare enough find, but one that was manufactured for, owned by, and inset with the name of a country music powerhouse like Hank Williams Jr. is the definition of a one-of-a-kind gun. Like the singer’s illustrious career, this revolver tells the story of joining the old and the new, the music passed from father to son, of honoring the inspirations of the past while trailblazing ahead and defining a unique legacy.
Rare special order cased, signed, factory engraved, and gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson Model 49 DA Revolver with the original box and a leather-bound book display case.\n
“I learned something from Lynyrd Skynyrd, from my Daddy and Ernest Tubb, too. I do country rock, I do blues.” – They Call Me Bocephus, Hank Williams Jr.
Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 DA Revolver
Hank Williams Jr. has a passion for hunting, fishing, and the wide open country. Just as that connection to the wilderness is referenced in many of his songs, the singer’s love for the outdoors is also reflected in his custom order Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 DA revolver. This S&W 25-5 is a more compact 4-inch model, a sturdy mountain gun in .45 LC that lives up to Smith & Wesson’s reputation for quality.
Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 DA revolver with a factory letter and a Hank Williams Jr. inscription.\n
Shipped to Hank Williams Jr. in 1979, this revolver is engraved with a gold inlaid bear scene on the left side of the frame and a mountain lion on the right, with the back strap inscribed “HANK” in fancy script and flanked by two gold stars. Near full coverage floral scroll engraving mixed with geometric patterns ornament the entire gun, the magnificent work of famed Smith & Wesson master artisan Domingos Joaquim, who signed the underside of the ejector shroud with his trademark eagle head. A must-have collector’s piece for any lover of fine firearms, country music, or the great outdoors.
“One guy spends a quarter million dollars for a painting. Another guy finds something to show for a couple hundred dollars that is just as good to him.” – Hank Williams Jr. on gun collecting.
Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson Model 629-1 Revolver
You don’t become one of the most celebrated outlaws in the country music world by following trends, and Hank Williams Jr.’s habit for going big is personified in this beautiful behemoth of a revolver. The Smith & Wesson 629 is a serious gun chambered in the powerful .44 Magnum. The legendary singer chose to identify his ownership of this custom engraved revolver with a single gold inlaid “H” on the back strap, bold and larger than life, like the spectacular gun it decorates.
Factory engraved and gold inlaid Smith & Wesson Model 629-1 DA revolver.\n
Like many of the Smith & Wessons offered in this fantastic collection, this revolver is a true work of art. The cylinder release has been blued creating an attractive contrast against the stainless steel frame and the gold inlay accenting almost every area of the gun, and S&W master engraver Paul Piquette’s brilliant scrollwork is evident throughout. Beyond that, the 629 is a tried and true revolver design that’s just a fun gun to shoot, and we wouldn’t expect anything less from the rowdy king of country.
“I went down to the Mary Cater Paint Store. I said, give me one of them Smith & Wesson Magnum .44s.” – I’ve Got Rights, Hank Williams Jr.
Presentation Smith & Wesson .357 Registered Magnum Revolver
History, rarity, and condition are all prized qualities to gun collectors. Combine those with a big game theme and a direct connection to S&W Vice President Douglas B. Wesson, and you can see why this .357 Registered Magnum revolver was a perfect match for Hank.
Registered Magnum, number 4313, with an extremely scarce original 7 inch barrel.\n
This engraved revolver was shipped to Douglas B. Wesson in 1938 and carried by one of his guides on a hunt in Crazy Bear Canyon, British Columbia. Hulger Bidstrup, whose initials are inscribed on the gun, brought down a bull moose and a 7 1/2 foot grizzly with the powerful revolver as part of a grand marketing campaign Douglas Wesson orchestrated throughout the 1930s to help popularize handgun hunting and the new .357 Magnum cartridge. Decades later, Hank Williams Jr. bought the revolver for the same purpose and has kept the gun in magnificent condition.
\"Hey the kind of game I'm talkin' about is not that hard to snare. But they can be more dangerous than a big ol' grizzly bear.\" – Gonna Go Huntin’ Tonight, Hank Williams Jr.
Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 3 Revolvers
Hank Williams Jr.’s love for American history is another theme woven into his music, and these next two treasures from his collection each have stories to tell. The first of two engraved 19th century Smith & Wesson No. 3 revolvers up for auction this September is an American 1st Model single action inscribed to Union Colonel Orlando Moore.
A factory engraved Smith & Wesson No. 3 American 1st Model SA revolver.\n
Col. Moore served from 1856 to 1865 and again from 1874 to 1884. Among the storied periods of his Army career, he helped foil a conspiracy by Southern sympathizers in the Western states and territories to form a Pacific Republic in 1861 and he spent most of the Civil War commanding the 25th Michigan Infantry. Outnumbered nearly four to one, Moore decisively defeated Confederate General Morgan at the Battle of Tebbs Bend.
A factory engraved Smith & Wesson No. 3 American 1st Model SA revolver.\n
Another historic gem from the frontier era, this S&W Model No. 3 Russian 1st Model revolver features a relief carved Mexican Eagle grip and extensive engraving coverage from the New York shop of famed master artisan L.D. Nimschke. An 1873, mechanically excellent, high condition, rare engraved S&W Model No. 3 Russian 1873 revolver? It’s not difficult to see why this gorgeous gun caught the eye of a seasoned collector like Hank William’s Jr.
Rare Nimschke New York engraved Smith & Wesson Model No. 3 Russian 1st Model SA revolver with relief carved Mexican Eagle grip.\n
Hank Williams Jr. Inscribed Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 Revolver
Another custom revolver that combines Hank Williams Jr.’s passion for music and fine firearms. The Model 27-7 is often hailed the “Cadillac” of revolvers, and this high condition example certainly fits the bill.
Hank Williams Jr. inscribed Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 DA revolver.\n
This revolver was built both for comfort and style, with Goncalo Alves target grips inlaid with hearts and music notes. “HANK” is inscribed on the sideplate, a name that stands alone in the country music industry, and a name that evokes quality and condition when it comes to maintaining classic revolvers.
U.S./San Francisco Smith & Wesson Schofield Revolver
A lawman’s gun owned by country’s greatest outlaw? This U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield SA revolver was manufactured for the U.S. military and later issued to the San Francisco Committee of Safety during the labor riots and civil unrest of 1877-78.
One of 300. This U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield SA revolver is stamped \"279\".\n
Approximately 300 Schofield models were issued to the San Francisco Police to counter the great railroad strikes that were springing up across the United States. Hank Williams Jr. was undoubtedly attracted to the history of the gun and its fine condition, an antique revolver carrying the authentic grit of the American West.
Our forefathers could hit the mark they were aiming at. I really lost most of my interest in any type of modern guns.\" – Hank Williams Jr.
Copper Mine Shipped Colt Army Special Double Action Revolver
No revolver collection would be complete without a Colt or two. As a Montana ranch owner and a part-time resident who calls Big Sky Country his home away from home, Hank Williams Jr. likely took special interest in the story behind this .41 Army Special Colt DA that was shipped to the Anaconda Copper Mine Company of Butte, Montana in 1915.
Documented Anaconda Copper Mine shipped Colt Army Special DA revolver.\n
As one of 12 guns in the shipment, this revolver was used to help secure the Anaconda Copper Mine as its production spiked to meet the booming demand for electrical wiring. Marcus Daly, one of the three “Copper Kings” of Montana, developed the Anaconda mine into one of the largest trusts of the early 20th century. Another classic revolver steeped in American history, and a great piece for any Colt or Western collection.
“I'm going to Montana to spend the winter. I hear the snows are deep up there and the winds are cold. Way out there the blues will never find me. Oh I'm going to Montana to rest my soul.” – Montana Song, Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr. Presentation Revolvers
It goes without saying that Hank Williams Jr. has an enormous love for Smith & Wesson revolvers, and the company took it upon themselves to honor him throughout the years for his special support of their brand. The following three examples from the Hank Williams Jr. Collection were presented to the famous singer and songwriter, starting with a Class A engraved, blue finish S&W Model 24 revolver shipped to Williams by the Smith & Wesson Marketing Department in 1983.
Hank Williams Jr. presentation Smith & Wesson Model 24 revolver.\n
The country music megastar received another Smith & Wesson birthday gift in 1989, this time to celebrate his 40th. This prototype stainless .44 Magnum revolver was one of the 139 produced in 1978 for testing the new Model 629, and one of only 75 revolvers that made it through the rigorous trials. The sideplate is engraved with “HANK” over his trademark rising phoenix with “40” in the center and “May 26, 1949” (Williams' birthday) underneath.
An extremely rare 692 prototype stainless revolver, a birthday present from Smith & Wesson to Hank Williams Jr.\n
The following year, Williams received a first of its kind 29-5 DA revolver produced by the Smith & Wesson Performance Center, using a then-current production frame and specially selected cylinder with an original 1958 production new-old stock barrel that was custom lead-lapped for this special order gun.
Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 29-5 revolver.\n
The sideplate is engraved “HANK”, with masterfully applied floral scroll accents above and below, and the bottom of the grip bears the special serial number \"RHW001\", the initialed birth name of Randall Hank Williams.
A gift fitting for country music royalty.\n
A CELEBRATION OF LEGENDS
Rock Island Auction Company’s September Premier Firearms Auction is a true celebration of legends, and Hank Williams Jr. certainly embodies that title in every way. As one of the all-time greats in country music, Bocephus defined his image around the celebration of classic Americana. His collection of firearms reflects that same appreciation for tradition and heritage, offering everything from fine antiques to modern classics in the making, and you can’t get much more American than that.
September’s 10-12 Premier Firearms Auction features the biggest names in the field of fine arms collecting, including guns from across the generations. We’ve only just scratched the surface of the treasures offered this September, so dive into our online catalog, place your bids, and get ready for this fall’s biggest event in firearms collecting.
As always, if there are any questions regarding consignment, registration, or future auctions, please contact Rock Island Auction Company today. Our upcoming auction schedule is updated frequently on our website, so be sure to go through the listing and start making your plans to visit. All our events adhere to the latest COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. We can’t wait to see you here!
Hank Williams Jr. is calling on his fanbase to help find his grandfather's missing shotgun, and has offered a reward to anyone who can help him find it. In an announcement posted to Facebook by the singer's attorney, Steven C. Smith, Williams Jr. explains that the missing firearm is a Remington Model 11/48 16-gauge shotgun, with a serial number ending in 58111.
As the post explains, the missing gun holds significant sentimental value for the country star. "Growing up, I spent a lot of time in South Alabama with my Granddad Sheppard," he writes. "Now I'm looking for his shotgun. I want to pass that old Remington down to my children and grandchildren."
Williams Jr. goes on to clarify that he's looking specifically in Cullman, Ala., because he suspects the gun was lost during a move while he was living in the area. "I believe it's in this area, and I'm willing to give the person who has it 50 $100 bills, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, no criminal prosecution," he goes on to write, stressing that he doesn't believe the gun was stolen and has no intention to pursue legal action against anyone who returns it.
In addition to the fifty $100 bills describes in Williams Jr.'s post, he offers an additional $1000 as a finder's fee. In the post, Smith also notes that other forms of payment could well be on offer, too.
"If the finder would prefer a gun or guitar I'm sure that could be arranged with a proper certificate of authenticity," he writes.
Anyone with information regarding the missing shotgun can contact Smith at [email protected], or by phone at (256) 734-4721.
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Hank Williams Jr. Offers Cash for His Grandpas’s Lost Shotgun
While “a country boy can survive,” to help carry on a hunting tradition, Bocephus is looking for a lost family heirloom 16-gauge, no questions asked. (Photo: Steve Smith/Facebook)
Country singer and avid hunter Hank Williams, Jr. is looking for his grandfather’s long lost Remington shotgun and is offering cash or trade for its return.
Williams, better known to his legion of fans as Bocephus, is on the prowl for a specific Model 11-48 made by Big Green. The 16-gauge semi-auto, whose serial number ends in 58111, is thought by the singer’s Alabama attorney, Steve Smith, to have been lost when Williams moved from rural “Cullman to Paris–possibly from his cabin on Smith Lake.”
While the country legend is offering “fifty $100 dollar bills, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, no chance of criminal prosecution,” Smith also says if the finder would prefer a gun or guitar “I’m sure that can be arranged with a proper certificate of authenticity.” In addition, a $1,000 finders fee has been offered for information that puts Smith on the trail of the vintage scattergun.
Introduced by the New York-based gunmaker in 1952, some 429,000 Remington Model 11-48s were made before the shotguns were phased out in favor of later models in 1968.
Williams, 69, said the gun belonged to his Granddad Sheppard and he now wants to “pass the Remington down to my own children and grandchildren.”
Earlier this month he posted photos of an Alabama turkey hunt in which 10-year-old Lane Murphy harvested two toms with a .410.
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