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    Two Beautifully Embellished Colt Model 1911 U.S. Army .45 Semi-Automatics Attributed to Texas Ranger Alfred Young Allee.
    While not strictly speaking a matched pair, these stunning guns undoubtedly formed one in the mind of their longtime owner. Serial numbers 240444-C and 499737. Each gun has been engraved on virtually every available surface. 240444-C has a gilded five-pointed star inside a circle marked "Texas Ranger" on the top of the slide. The grips feature high-relief Texas longhorns. On the side of the slide are a number "2", a second "2" lying on its side, and the letter "P" (it reads "too lazy to pee"), and the number "101", which is unexplained. 499737 has the "Texas Ranger" insignia on the side. The grips are embellished with the Mexican eagle and a famous image of an Aztec calendar stone. Both Colts are in spectacular condition, appearing to have been fired only a very few times. A terrific addition to any Texas Rangers firearms collection!


    These guns were purchased by the late collector with a signed letter of provenance explaining that it was believed they had come "from a family of lawmen in Texas named Alley or Allee."

    Alfred Young Allee (1905-1987), joined the Rangers C Company in 1931, having formerly been employed as a deputy sheriff in Zavala County. In 1933 he joined many Rangers in resigning their commission when Miriam "Ma" Ferguson was elected Texas governor. Upon the 1935 election of James Allred to replace Ferguson, he and most other Rangers rejoined the ranks. When he retired in 1970, Allee was the last remaining pre-Department of Public Safety Ranger.


    From the Estate of John R. Eckel, Sr. For more information on this estate, please view the article "An Antique Love Story".


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    December, 2014
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