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    Texas Ranger Museum

    Wasn't sure where to post this, but it looked like it would fit here. Today I visited the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, Texas and focused on the collection of 1911's they have there. By no means is this all of them, but these are the ones I chose to put in this slideshow. Some were daily carry and some were "Bar-B-Q" guns. Hope you enjoy...the pictures don't do them justice.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Seatex10.../0/QVnwr89cVSY
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    You snuck an impostor in there at number 6. That was just to see who was paying attention, right?

    Very impressive. I've always known that some Rangers carried 1911s, but I had no idea the number was that extensive. Your video production skills are pretty impressive, too, by the way. Nicely done.
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    Red face

    OOPs...I snuck that one in on myself. I took a ton of pictures today and put this video together in my hotel room tonight. The tour was a short stop off on my way to our Dallas office today. Good catch and glad you like the video.
    A lot of Rangers to this day are partial to the 1911.

    Quote - Someone asked a Ranger why he carried a .45...He responded "Because they don't make a .46

    Quote - Someone asked a Ranger once if he knew his pistol was cocked and it looked dangerous. He responded "I wouldn't be carrying the thing if it wasn't".
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    Number 17 belonged to the Grandfather of one of my best friends and neighbor. The gun belonged to Texas Ranger James Geer and I have held it in my hand, though I have never fired it. The gun was well-used and shows wear from the many years of carry and use.The gun, along with his saddle and other items was recently donated to the museum. I could relate some interesting stories on the history and use of this pistol but they are well-documented in some of the fascinating books on Ranger history. Suffice it to say it was used appropriately in the line of duty.

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    Thank you for the video/pics! I'll have to stop at the Ranger Museum on my way east, one of these days.

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    Here are some additional photos of Ranger Jim Geer's gun that may be of interest. The gun is a 1st year production .38 Super (1929), a caliber that was favored by many Rangers for it's ability to penetrate automobile bodies. The gun has been professionally appraised at $5000. The early Texas Rangers badges were made from a Cinco Peso Mexican silver coin (The one pictured is a 1940's era badge).









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    Excellent photos Texagun. I like the history on the badge.
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    I have been lucky enough to visit theTexas Ranger Museum twice. I can't wait to go back again. The museum has a web site www.texasranger.org. They have a web magazine. You can also purchase stuff from the gift shop. I have several biographies of Texas Rangers that I purchased from their gift shop.

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    I thought this said it all.
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    Awesome thread, folks! Great video, great pics, great story. I love history. And to think I have lived 90 miles from Waco for 25 years and never knew it was there. (I'm so ashamed.)

    Easily corrected though: "Hey, honey, don't make any plans for the weekend!"

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