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Old 06-26-2020, 07:23 PM
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I was looking at the latest issue of Texas Highways, the travel magazine of the Texas Department of Transportation. They had a brief article about the Bryan Museum of Galveston having a S&W Ladysmith .22 carried by Allie Townsend, the first female Texas Ranger. A few things lead me to believe that she was more an "honorary" Ranger, but whatever.
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I suspect, like a lot of Texas women, that she knew how to use that Ladysmith effectively. That part of Texas was pretty rough in those days.
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Nice 2nd model. I clicked on the link and the museum calls it a COLT?!?

I think they need a little talkin' to......
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That museum is OUTSTANDING !! If you visit Galveston or are even near it, make it a point to visit. You will not be disappointed.
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I have been to Galveston only twice, neither recently. I didn't know about the Museum before reading the article in Texas Highways. Apparently they have a huge collection of Texana there.
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If I remember the story correctly. The Rangers were trying to catch a gambling operation located at the end of a long pier on the Galveston waterfront and a couple of Rangers used their wives as cover to gain entry. One couple was the Townsends and yes more or less an honorary title for the spousal assistance.
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Nice 2nd model. I clicked on the link and the museum calls it a COLT?!?

I think they need a little talkin' to......
I clicked on the link and it says Smith & Wesson as does the tag above the gun in the actual display.

The artist is listed as COLT so not sure what that means?????
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