September 08, 2016
A young Frank Hamer — the legendary lawman who helped bring down the notorious Bonnie and Clyde — wears a black hat and stands tall with a Winchester Model 1894.
The '94 Winchester was developed by John Browning and often chambered the .30-30 cartridge, which ushered in a new era of smokeless-powder firearms.
Hamer was hired into the Ranger Service by Captain John H. Rogers, shown here sitting with a Luger pistol. Though Capt. Rogers reputedly held the semiautomatic Luger in high regard, Hamer was known to have carried a Colt SAA .45 named "Ol' Lucky" during his career.
In this photo, taken in Del Rio, Texas, circa 1907, the Ranger-turned-Sheriff Robert Marmaduke "Duke" Hudson stands at far right, while the Ranger kneeling at far left is unidentified.
Enjoy articles like this?
Subscribe to the magazine.
Get access to everything Guns & Ammo has to offer.
Subscribe to the Magazine