Monthly Archives: March 2013

Charlie Miller: A Texas Original

One of the most colorful Texas Rangers of the 20th Century was Charlie Miller (1893?-1971). He was born in Frio County, Texas, but they aren’t really sure about the year of his birth. You see, Charlie kept changing it when … Continue reading

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The Scout Belt

The Scout Belt is an interesting piece of equipment that has its origins in the American Southwest. The first bottleneck rifle cartridges, the .30/30 & .30/40 Krag, were introduced about 1895, along with the production of the Winchester Models 1894 … Continue reading

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Old Lucky

Texas Ranger captain Frank Hamer (1884-1955) was one of the best examples of the transition from horseback Rangers to Rangers of the modern era. As soon as his horseback days were over, Hamer chose to set aside his boots and … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know What To Say

Dear Mr. Wilson, Please don’t take no offense, but the only one of you gun writers I really understand is that Richard Man. He writes so well, you’d think he was a hillbilly, only I just wish he wouldn’t put … Continue reading

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