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Old 01-11-2015, 08:52 AM   #11
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The Texas Ranger Museum in Waco is absolutely worth a visit... it has lots of interesting stuff and a LOT of interesting guns as well...

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We have a chain store in this part of Tennessee known as "Tractor Supply", and among their many interesting products is a magazine section I always peruse whenever visiting to stock up on dog food. Yesterday I saw a Collector's Edition of "American Cowboy" devoted to "Legends" and this one was the "Texas Rangers." It is full of photos old and new, TV shows and movies about that law enforcement organization, stories, and all kinds of other interesting information about the history and real achievements of the Rangers. I especially noted, CXM, a photo of Manual T. Gonzaullas, whom you mentioned in your post above as the media consultant for the 50's TV show that is the title of this post. This photo gives some biographical information and shows him as a relatively young officer describing how he got his nickname of "El Lobo Solo" or "the Lone Wolf." It is a fascinating read and well worth a trip to West Tennessee to get your copy unless, of course, you have a Tractor Supply or bookstore in your area that still has copies available. There is a notation in fine print on the cover that says "display until December 30, 2014." Guess I was just lucky, although the manager of the store not only knew about the edition I was buying at the checkout but had himself visited the Ranger Museum in Waco. Maybe there are still a lot of us Texas Ranger fans around.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:30 AM   #12
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Gunsmoke is my favorite series. The 7" barrel gun with stag grip that Dillon carried really got me interested in revolvers. Other than toy guns, I could not own one until I was 21. Then I was hired as a deputy sheriff and served 30 years. We first had S&W .38 special revolvers, then .357. We changed to the S&W 645 pistol, then shortly before I retired I was issued a model 4506, which was given to me upon retirement. Now the Sheriff's Office carries Glock .40 s&w.
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Now Chuck has got me wanting to head to Waco. I will find out if it is Gonzalez or Gonzales or, some other spelling: if I can just remember.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:42 PM   #14
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Thanks for reflashing this thread. There were a lot of classic western shows on about every night of the week. Being this thread was started a couple of years ago will follow, the old Texas ranger radio show and 50's TV show. I remember the Texas Rangers show The Street s of Larado shown in 1965, to April 7, 1967. Laredo stars Neville Brand, William Smith, Peter Brown, and Philip Carey as Texas Rangers. It is set on the Mexican border about Laredo in Webb County in south Texas. The program presented fifty-six episodes in color. I recall this show was on Friday nights so, Mom & Dad allowed to stay up and watch the show. There was no school the next day, so got to stay up until 9pm, late for me, at that time!!
Thanks again, for the post and reflash of the old thread.
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I was really glad I'd allowed myself enough time in Waco to go through that museum for a few hours! I swear it seemed like they knew a "gun guy" was going to be there that day and they wheeled out everything they had.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:59 PM   #16
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Just checked... correct spelling is: Gonzaullas

The Texas Ranger Museum web site has a good bit of info on him.There are also several books available on him... he was a very interesting man...

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One of my favorite shows was about Zorro and his whip. A lineman that was doing work behind my house left a piece of copper wire that was rubber coated. Well I cut out the copper and then attached the cover to a short stick and I had a whip. Hit myself a number of times with the whip but I tore the heck out of any green leaves in the nearby trees. Now being a gun addict I go to an indoor range about once or twice a week. Currently I am in a 1911 stage and really enjoying firing them as I usually shoot 9mm.
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I was really intrigued by the show 24 and when Jack would handle his skills like a boss. Really got me interested again.
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