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A photo of the Texas Ranger whose Colt Super .38

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by John Holbrook, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. John Holbrook

    John Holbrook Well-Known Member

    I recently acquired. I received this photo from the Texas State Archives. I still have bio info coming from the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco...

  2. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    He's no Chuck Norris.
  3. Car Knocker

    Car Knocker Well-Known Member

    No, Rohatch is the real deal.
  4. Iceman711

    Iceman711 Member

    We'll have to see how he round house kicks.

    Nice buy! Do I DARE ask how much it was?
  5. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    very nice , you will have to tell us more !!!!!

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    He could have never carried that weapon on duty.:uhoh: Doesn't have lowered ejection port, night sights, mag well funnel, or a rail to hang a flashlight. Let alone some lasor type grips.:eek: He wouldn't last 2 sec today against a real gunslinger. Bet he didn't have a trigger job or go to and uppity gunfighter school either. Used that over penteration ball ammo to. But the worst thing likely carried in a leather holster maybe loaded with hammer down:what:

    Great looking pistol I like to have a 38 super my self.
  7. panzermk2

    panzermk2 Well-Known Member

    Your right He’s a Ranger, “one riot, one Ranger”

    very nice piece
  8. grayelky

    grayelky Member

    I'm with f4t9r. Please tell us more when you get the info on him. A number of the wimpy a## rookies we are getting lately need to read about real LEO's. I suspect he was one.
  9. skipjack

    skipjack Well-Known Member

    Very cool! That is a great idea, looking up that info. Nice tribute to a former lawman. I really like that pistol, too. Post more info when you get it; I am interested in reading it.:)
  10. raytracer

    raytracer Well-Known Member

    That is cool beyond words!

  11. WESTTX357

    WESTTX357 Well-Known Member

    Very very nice always cool to know some history behind a firearm .
  12. Arkie

    Arkie Well-Known Member

    I think it's pretty neat to have some documented history and even a photo to go along with it.
    Congrats on the newly acquired gun...

    I think everyone would love to read it too. :)
  13. John Holbrook

    John Holbrook Well-Known Member

    Here is the letter from Colt, verifying the shipment to El Paso for Ranger Rohatch.

  14. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    Pretty darn cool.
    Is it a shooter or a collectable?
    Collectable I would guess, nice documentation.
    Just bought a Colt .38 Super myself (Mk-IV series 80).
  15. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    Most people see pictures of lawmen back in the 30s and 40s carrying 1911s, and assume they were using .45s. A big chunk of them were .38 Supers, which had a reputation for penetrating the automobile bodies of the time and also the primitive body armor some crooks were wearing.

    A trip to the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco is a must for any gun enthusiast. Lots of nice stuff.

    Ranger Rohatch could smoke Chuck Norris like a Cuban Cigar :).

    Just my .02,
  16. Cowboybootnut

    Cowboybootnut Well-Known Member

    Ditto on a trip to the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco. A great place and tribute to the real deal. Plan on spending most of the day. :)
  17. dracphelan

    dracphelan Well-Known Member

    1. It must be great to have a firearm with that kind of history.
    2. You might want to do something in a graphics editing program to take out your address in the letter from Colt.
  18. cookekdjr

    cookekdjr Well-Known Member

    This is one of the coolest threads. Ever.
    How does the gun shoot?
  19. 33-805

    33-805 Well-Known Member

    That is really a great thing to do. You are keeping alive the memory of a man through his personal weapon. Pure history. Nicely done. Thank you.
  20. Arkady

    Arkady Well-Known Member

    You might want to black out your address and the serial number on that letter.

    Nice pistol, it's good to know the history that comes with them.

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