SK Guns Honors Daniel Boone and ‘Lost’ Transylvanian Colony

Coming this August, SK Guns will release its latest limited-edition Colt 1911, this time to honor the lost Transylvanian Colony – but it has nothing to do with the land of a certain Romanian count and vampire. Instead, it will honor Kentucky pioneer and legendary folk hero Daniel Boone, while the third installment of SK Guns’ “The Lost States of America” commemorates the Transylvanian Colony, which was made up of significant parts of present-day Kentucky and Tennessee.

It will follow the release of the Lost States of America Engravers Series with Jacinto – Sam Houston and the Lost States of America Engravers Series – Franklin.

Honoring America’s Transylvania and Boone

The Lost States of America: Daniel Boone series
The Lost States of America: Daniel Boone series will be limited to just 200 units, and it will honor the Lost State of Transylvania

Founded in early 1775 by North Carolina land speculator Richard Henderson, Transylvania wasn’t to be due to opposition from Virginia and North Carolina – but its legacy will live on with the custom engraved full-size government model Colt 1911 chambered in .45 ACP. The series will have a limited run of only 200 models, each of which will be accompanied by a commemorative antique challenge coin.

“Daniel Boone was a true American patriot who was a legend in his own lifetime. This gun pays tribute to one of the original pioneers to sojourn out of the thirteen colonies, as well as the settlements that followed,” explained Simon Khiabani, owner and founder of SK Guns. “The Lost State of Transylvania was a dream of Boone and Henderson, and the goal of this gun is to help ensure that this dream is never forgotten.”

The right side of the slide will include a map of the region in 24-karat gold plating, with the State of Transylvania decorated in silver with a deeply etched floral scroll. The slide will be adorned with a portrait of Richard Henderson along with the Coat of Arms featuring special edition numbers of One of 200. The left side of the slide will depict the 1775 Meeting of Transylvania’s House of Delegates, a continuation of the deeply etched floral scroll, and notably the iconic Colt logo on the rear panel.

The top of the slide will pay homage to Boone, featuring a portrait of the frontiersman along with his hunting dog, the Great Seal of Kentucky, and the Lost State of Transylvania in a 24-karat gold ribbon. The slide and frame flats will be highly polished with selective 24-karat gold-plated controls and commemorative pistol grips made from selectively handpicked genuine Kentucky Bourbon barrels.

As noted, The Lost States of America: Daniel Boone series will be limited to just 200 units and available for $2,700 (MSRP).

Peter Suciu is a Michigan-based freelance writer who regularly covers firearms related topics and military history. As a reporter, his work has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers, and websites. Among those are The National Interest, Forbes, and many others. He has collected military small arms and military helmets most of his life, and just recently navigated his first NFA transfer to buy his first machine gun. He is co-author of the book A Gallery of Military Headdress, which was published in February 2019. It is his third book on the topic of military hats and helmets.

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