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Top draw displays, you yanks are so lucky to have these collections to be able to view in the good old cowboy state of Texas USA. A great post thanks for posting. Kind regards, ALSS.
Happy to share, particularly for those of you who are overseas.

ALSS & Rio, I lived in England for almost 2 years, Leeds to be exact. I got to travel extensively in the north of England, but also spent a lot of time in and around London with family. Still have a fondness for the English sense of humor and the incomparable British public house! And don't get me started on a proper pint of bitters....!

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I've also driven by many times and haven't stopped in. I'm going to make it a point to stop on our next trip to or through Waco. I recently read an old article about the Ranger Frank Hammer, that dude was a bad ass.
 

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You have done such a great job of documenting and taking pictures for us I almost feel that we may not have to visit this museum. Thanks for sharing its very interesting.
 

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During a vacation in Ft Worth 20 years ago we went through Waco on the way to The Alamo. We stopped and went in. I was very impressed. Great displays and a wide range of guns, saddles and historical items. It was a neat place then I'm sure it's great now. I was a little disappointed with the Alamo, there wasn't much there to see. We had a good time and even considered a move from eastern NC to Texas hill country as we liked Texas so much but we never moved.
 

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Baltimore Ed, perhaps you did what I call--"The 20 minute tour" of The Alamo. My boy and I spent 3 1/2 hours there in 2013. You have to go in the museum and ask questions with the historians. We were fascinated! There's also an offsite museum that houses a dig site that they left alone and covered it with plexiglass. Wow! The Phil Collins battle exhibit was amazing as well. :)
 

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Thanks for the pics!
 

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That 1866 Winchester that was engraved and decorated by Frank Hendricks and Dick Story is something else!! That for posting so many great pictures!
 

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H (And let's be honest, there aren't many reasons to stop in Waco, but this is one!)


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Hey fellas, I've driven past the Ranger Museum in Waco very likely over 100 times without ever stopping in, so on my last trip up to Dallas, I made a point to visit. This is a fantastic museum with an abundance of firearms and great history on the Texas Rangers. They've really done a great job with the displays and information. Well worth a visit if you find yourself in the middle of Texas. (And let's be honest, there aren't many reasons to stop in Waco, but this is one!)

I took a number of pics so I could share them with you guys, especially those outside of the Republic of Texas who may not get to visit this place.

Enjoy!

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I have been there too, yes - it is fantastic !!
 
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