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'Carlos'--single Mexican ‘Vaquero’ figure

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Item Number: CD029

'Carlos'--single Mexican ‘Vaquero’ figure

This Mexican ‘Vaquero’ is dressed in the typical style and manner of a herder of cattle and wild horses.  These skilled and knowledgeable horsemen could be found on both sides of the Rio Grande depending on where the work was available and how much the cattle owner was willing to pay for their services.  In one hand, he carries his Spencer Carbine.  Originaly designed in 1860. this particular weapon was a shorter and lighter version of the longer and heavier rifle manufactured for the Union Army.  These carbines were specifically made for the U.S. Cavalry, but were also sold to civilians.

"South Of The Rio Grande"

The borderlands on either side of the Rio Grande, the winding river that separates the United States on one side to the north and Mexico on the other to the south.  For a long time, including most of the 19th Century, this entire area and the river that runs through it was rife with cattle rustling, all types of banditry and general lawlessness of every kind and shape.  Many of the cowboys and vaqueros who moved across the Rio Grande on a regular basis were easily familiar with both sides of the law and who administered it in each place.

Released in NOVEMBER 2023.