Baron Engraving Presents: The 2024 Cody Museum Auction, Showcasing the 'The Jade Vaquero

Jade Vaquero -Right Side HEROEmbark on a journey through craftsmanship and artistry with "The Jade Vaquero," a Ruger Vaquero that transcends the boundaries of firearm design.

Meticulously handcrafted by the esteemed artist, Paul Lantuch, this masterpiece is a testament to precision, luxury, and history. The featured gun in the 2024 SHOT Show Auction.

"The Jade Vaquero" boasts a commanding 7 1/2" barrel, chambered in the iconic .45 Long Colt. Every inch of this firearm is adorned with extensive hand engravings by Paul Lantuch, transforming it into a true work of art.

The pièce de résistance is the majestic 22K gold eagle, masterfully overlayed on the blast shield, symbolizing strength and freedom with every detail. 

This event is brought to you by the generous support of Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., The Ruger Custom Shop, Baron Engraving, and photographer, Hunter Elliott, of Rangehot.

These industry leaders share a commitment to preserving and educating on the rich heritage of firearms.

Jade Vaquero -Left Side with Box
"The Jade Vaquero" – One-of-a-Kind Masterpiece Ruger Vaquero by Paul Lantuch - Charity Auction to benefit The Cody Firearms Museum
Jade Vaquero -Right Side in Box
Jade Vaquero -ECU Loading Gate
Jade Vaquero -CU Loading Gate
Jade Vaquero -CU Recoil Shield and backstrap
Jade Vaquero -CU Left Side Barrel
right side closeup frame
Jade Vaquero -Left Side HERO
Jade Vaquero -CU Left Side Frame

The beneficiary of this auction is the Cody Firearms Museum, ensuring that your bid not only secures an exceptional firearm but also contributes to the preservation and education of firearms history. 

Technical Specifications: 

  • Model: Ruger Vaquero 
  • Barrel Length: 7 1/2" 
  • Caliber: .45 Long Colt 
  • Engravings: Extensive hand engraving by Paul Lantuch 
  • 22K gold: eagle three-dimensional overlay on the blast shield, with gold inlay coverage on the cylinder, frame, grip frame, barrel, and ejector housing. 
  • Grips: Custom-made Siberian jade grip panels
  • Serial Number: 58-75092 

"The Jade Vaquero" comes complete with a custom handmade presentation case crafted from wood and wrapped in Nubian goat skin leather.

This unique case not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the firearm but also serves as a testament to the unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail that defines every aspect of this auction item. 

"The Jade Vaquero" is not merely a firearm; it is a legacy, a fusion of art and function. As you participate in this auction, envision this masterpiece becoming the crown jewel of your collection, symbolizing an appreciation for craftsmanship and a commitment to preserving firearms history. 

Don't miss the opportunity to make "The Jade Vaquero" yours while contributing to the Cody Firearms Museum. Bid generously and be part of the narrative that shapes the legacy of this exceptional Ruger Vaquero and ensures future generations continue to understand and cherish America’s firearm traditions and freedoms.

The auction is now open and will close at noon PST on January 26, 2024. You can place your bid now by visiting this link.