Ladies and gentleman, we present firearms of the presidents of the United States. These historic guns tell the tale of four White House residents, and each bears a unique insignia that identifies the famous owner or would-be owner. All hail the chief!
Colt crafted this revolver as a gift for John F. Kennedy. The elaborate engraving includes a monogram, presidential seal, White House and a gold PT boat inlay. Appropriately, the serial number is PT-109. The president’s untimely death prevented this gun from ever being presented.
This 20-gauge side-by-side shotgun displays the initials of Dwight D. Eisenhower and five stars to indicate the rank he held in the U.S. Army. It was a gift from Robert Woodruff, then president of Coca-Cola, and bears the inscription, “To a straight shooter from a friend.”
When Theodore Roosevelt left office in 1909, all he wanted was to go hunting. So he did: For an entire year, he and his son Kermit were on expedition in Africa. This rifle, made by Frederick Adolf of Germany, was presented to Roosevelt upon his return from that great safari.
This engraved, double-barreled firearm is the only 8-gauge shotgun that Colt ever made. The unique piece was made for a very unique person: Grover Cleveland. He was such an avid outdoorsman and hunter that he was once nicknamed “Cleveland the Sportsman.”