This Ranger, is dressed in functional cowboy gear that is typical of clothing worn by the Rocky Mountain Rangers. His hat identifies the one concession to military dress code: the upturned brim signifies affiliation with the Canadian Militia. The 1876 Winchester .45-75 was the Rangers weapons of choice This Ranger also has a Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 single-action revolver tucked in in his chaps.
Pat F. Garrett 1850 - 1908. Called the most famous Westerner of his time. He was Rancher, Businessman and Peace Officer. In 1881, as sherriff of Lincoln County, he killed the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. Pres. Teddy Roosevelt appointed him Collector of Customs at El Paso in 1901. On Feb 29, 1908, Garrett was murdered by a cowboy in a dispute near Las Cruces, N.M. Inset Colt .44 Frontier the gun killing Billy the Kid.
COWBOY WITH COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY - ca.1875-1890. A wonderfully expressive tintype portrait of a rough Cowboy chomping on his cigar, featuring a nickel-plated Colt Single Action Army and holster rig. The cowboy has pulled the Colt "Peacemaker" out of the holster and turned it around so that it faces outward. He is wearing leather chaps, a bandana, a hat, vest and boots. There is a whiskey bottle next to him on the pedestal. A great original tintype image of an iconic Western cowboy.