Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tyler Rifle auctioned.
The top is a San Jacinto captured Mexican Carbine. Middle is the Texas Tyler Rifle. Bottom is a Texas Tryon rifle.
During the Civil War there was an active arms manufacturing business just a few blocks from my house. My neighbor says that when he was a kid you could find machinery and ordnance in the woods around the old building sites. Surviving Texas Tyler rifles are very rare. Here's one that just went in auction.
Less than 30 years after the Alamo. Just a couple city blocks from my house.
LINK to the auction catalog.