Hosts ‘Jade Vaquero’ Auction to Benefit Cody Firearms Museum working with the Sturm, Ruger & Co., the Ruger Custom Shop and Baron Engraving to help support the Cody Firearms Museum through the auction of a one-of-a-kind Ruger, the Jade Vaquero.

Starting out as a 7.5-inch Ruger Vaquero, the Jade Vaquero has been extensively hand-engraved by master engraver Paul Lantuch. Inlaid with 22-karat gold, the bespoke revolver is fitted with a set of hand-carved jade stocks, which give the gun its name.

Oft associated with royalty, jade provides a stunningly beautiful look, yet its durability and carving maintain the utility of the Vaquero.

David Miles, president and CEO of Baron Engraving, launched this project as part of his promise to raise $250,000 for the Cody Firearms Museum. With the Jade Vaquero, the team has created an heirloom item that is not only benefitting the museum but is worthy of one day being displayed.

“This gun is fitting of the Cody Firearms Museum and the buyer is truly buying a historic piece,” Miles said. “It could be displayed in the Cody Firearms Museum 100 years from now. We are honored to do our part to help in the education of future firearms owners, along with the preservation of the history of firearms.”

The auction is live now, and bids can be placed through January 26th at 3pm Eastern. For those attending the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the Jade Vaquero will be on display at the Baron Engraving booth (no. 12801).