Tag Archives: Texas Ranger

A Fine Old Pistol

The Colt Government Model that you see pictured is what I get for hanging around gun shows (I’ll swear, they are worse than beer joints!!!). What it is is a 1932 Government Model in .38 Super, complete with the proper … Continue reading

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Amigos

Throughout my adult life I have made my living with guns. However, it is not so much the guns that have made it an enjoyable experience as the people that guns have brought me in contact with. A good example … Continue reading

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The Texas Border Special

While I was working as Chief Deputy and later Sheriff of Crockett County, Texas, I was pleased to meet Tol Dawson, a retired Texas Ranger living in Del Rio, Texas. Tol made some of the nicest gun rigs that I … Continue reading

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It’s a Border Thing

The first ornamental metallic pistol stocks that I ever saw were those that came out of Mexico. Metal overlayed with gold and silver, these Mexican stocks were usually adorned with the Aztec calendar or the Mexican eagle & snake symbol … Continue reading

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