By the early 1820s, the Mexican War of Independence had subsided, and some 600 to 700 families had settled in Texas, most of them from the United States. Because there was no regular army to protect the citizens against attacks by Native Americans and bandits, Stephen F. Austin organized small, informal armed groups whose duties required them to range over the countryside, and who thus came to be known as rangers. However, it was not until 1835 that the Texas Rangers were formally constituted. Our badges of the Old West collection, including this Texas Ranger Badge, replicate surviving examples in detail and feature cast metal construction with solid mounted spring pins. They are great for Western re-enactors, collectors of Western memorabilia, or decor.
- Sturdy fasteners
- Excellent representation
- Metal Alloy die-cast construction
- Diameter: 1.5 Inches