Texas Rangers Company D Badge
Texas Rangers Company D Badge – Frontier Battalion
Few will argue that the most violent Texan from the Old West was John Wesley Hardin. After killing Sheriff Charley Webb in 1874 Wes Hardin was on the run, until on August 23, 1877, Frontier Battalion Lieutenant, John Armstrong, caught up with him in Pensacola, Florida.
Ranger Armstrong with drawn Colt boarded the train and entered the car in which Wes Hardin and four companions were sitting. Upon seeing the Ranger with his drawn six-shooter and big-brimmed western hat, Hardin, is reported to have yelled, “Texas by God!” which prompted the outlaws to go for their pistols. When the smoke cleared, one of Hardin’s companions was dead, Wes was out cold from a blow to the head, and Armstrong was staring down the other three with his smoking six gun.
Our Old West replica badges are crafted out of steel and brass. We double-stamp them and then they are silver plated. Finally each Old West badge is hand finished for that worn, antique look. Heavy safety pin closure on the back of each badge.
Badges arrive in a small gift box complete with story. Depending on the badge, size range is 1 5/8″ inches to 3 1/8″ H.