The Alleghany County, Virginia Limited Edition Rifle and Shotgun set is a tribute to the history and people of Alleghany County. Highly valued as a collector’s set, both firearms are #’s 2 of 10 produced in this series by Wellington LTD. A French fitted presentation case is included with each piece.
The Winchester is highly engraved with Alleghany County, Virginia, with the Establishment date of 1822. Additional engraving honors the Virginia Central Railroad – the first railroad into Alleghany County arriving in 1856 – was renamed the Chesapeake and Ohio after the Civil War; Alleghany County’s strong agricultural heritage which focused first on hemp and later on wheat; James and Samuel Merry, two brothers instrumental in the formation of the town of Covington; Humpback Bridge, built in 1857, is the oldest of Virginia’s covered bridges; Falling Springs which is a very famous waterfall in Alleghany County; the iron industry which was one of the leading industrial endeavors and left several historic forges, foundries and factories; and the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company whose decision to build a mill in Covington in 1899 was one of the biggest economic boosts to the county’s economy. Douthat State Park was established on donated and purchased land and the trails, buildings and other facilities were crafted by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as part of President Roosevelt’s emergency Conservation Works in 1933.
The Second Edition Collector’s Grade Remington Spartan 12 gauge side-by-side double barrel shotgun with rabbit ears, exactly like the ones carried by Stage Coach Drivers in the Old West. The shotgun is engraved with historical sketches significant to Alleghany County, including Ann Bailey – K=Heroine of the Kanawha Valley, Alleghany County Courthouse, Humpback Bridge and the Covington Train Station.
The Alleghany Limited Edition Rifle and Shotgun are a beautiful canvas for this work of art and a powerful tribute to Alleghany’s history and people. Each is highly engraved with 24-karat gold and a jewelry grade nickel.
Tickets for this drawing are $50 each, with a limit of 200 tickets to be sold. Tickets may be obtained at the YMCA (see contact information below) or through Y Board of Director's members. Proceeds will benefit The Alleghany Highlands YMCA's program and facility needs.