Final Days to Enter the Drawing for a Replica of the Dickert Rifle Used at the Battle of the Alamo
Interested in owning (an exact reproduction of) a piece of Alamo history and supporting the DRT Library at the same time?
As we reported here in August, the Library is holding a drawing for a reproduction of a rifle used by an Alamo defender whose identity remains a mystery. Made by early-American master gunsmith Jacob Dickert (1740-1822), the original rifle was recovered after the 1836 battle and is exhibited in the Alamo shrine.
Hobby gunsmith Larry Hollingsworth has built an exact replica of the Alamo’s Dickert rifle that is currently on display in the library’s reading room and will be presented to the winner of the drawing.
Tickets for the reproduction Dickert rifle can be purchased between now and this Wednesday, December 8 at 5:00 pm. The cost is $10.00 per ticket or six tickets for $50.00. The drawing will take place on Thursday, December 9 during the Library Committee’s monthly meeting. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to subsidize a space utilization study of current library facilities; funds remaining after the study is financed will be used to implement recommended improvements.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the library at (210) 225-1071.