This is circa 1920. Look at his belt in the second photo.
July 31, 2005
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April 15, 2005
The Texas Rangers of that era also carried Winchester Model 1894 Saddle Ring Carbines. Nearly 20-years ago, Little John Gangle auction auctioned off the Charlie Shriner collection of Texas Ranger arms and accouterments, and there were more than a dozen Model 1894 SRCs that sold. In the early 1940s, the Texas Rangers rearmed themselves with Model 94 Carbines. I have at least (6) 1941 production Carbines in my survey that are attributed to the Texas Ranger that they were issued to.
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Bert H. said
The Texas Rangers of that era also carried Winchester Model 1894 Saddle Ring Carbines. Nearly 20-years ago, Little John Gangle auction auctioned off the Charlie Shriner collection of Texas Ranger arms and accouterments, and there were more than a dozen Model 1894 SRCs that sold.
I was privileged to see that fabulous collection, or part of it, in the early ’70s when I spent a week-end at the YO ranch. Now, it’s been turned into a mega-resort, but then, there were a just a few very rustic guest cottages. Somehow, I struck up a conversation with Mr. Shriner, which turned to guns, as a result of which I was ushered into his gun room–which wasn’t, I’m pretty sure, part of the regular program for guests. Don’t really remember much about the collection, except that it was overwhelming, & that it would have taken far longer than the short time I was there to see it all. Don’t believe I’ve remembered this incident before now.
What I remember more clearly was the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, which I made a point of visiting every time I drove through Waco. Wouldn’t be surprised if some of the collection wound up there.
December 14, 2009
The Arizona Rangers equipped themselves with 1895 carbines in .30-40 Krag. The cartridges in his belt look longer than a .30WCF but I can’t get it to a big enough image or fine enough resolution to tell. If he was a Texas Ranger I imagine he would have been a big fella. I met a cowboy at the JA Ranch at Palo Duro canyon who must have been 7′ tall without the Stetson!,
March 31, 2009