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  He shied away from the publicity, even refusing to
be interview about the hunt for the gangster couple. Instead, he went on to prevent and breaking up strikes for various oil and shipping companies before retiring to Austin in 1949. He died in 1955 at the age of 71.
Hamer’s Frontier Six Shooter comes in a display case French fitted for both the revolver and the hard rubber grips which were worn on the gun when Hamer used it as a club (see Frank Hamer, Jr.’s affidavit). Includes a three page letter on Miller Hotel, Brownsville, Texas, stationery Hamer wrote to is family on October 10, 1918. The letter along with the original envelope and artifact description label is in a double sided picture frame measuring approximately 17 x 21 inches. Additional information pertaining to the life and myth of Frank Hamer is found in the accompanying books: John Boessenecker’s “Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man who
Killed Bonnie and Clyde, Gene Shelton’s “Manhunt: A Novel based on the Life and Times of Frank Hamer, Texas Ranger,” and Jenkins and Frost’s “I’m Frank Hamer: The Life of a Texas Peace Officer.”
CONDITION: Good as the factory engraved Colt Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver carried early
in famed Texas Ranger Frank Hamer’s law enforcement career at the Texas-Mexico border. The revolver has all the appearance of spending a lifetime of service in a challenging environment with scattered areas of period applied age darkened silver plating remaining in and around the sheltered areas. The later replacement grips are very fine with crisp relief carved steer head and attractive colors. The action, which was modified by Hamer himself for rapid fire, is well worn from years of law enforcement service. This is a remarkable historical piece as it is the SAA that served Frank Hamer at the beginning of his long distinguished career in law enforcement and will be a welcome addition to any museum, Colt SAA, American Western, Texas Ranger, or law enforcement collection. A true documented piece of Texas Ranger history!
Provenance: Frank Hamer; Frank Hamer, Jr.; The Raymond Brown Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 50,000 - 75,000

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