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The Lone Ranger's Original Silver Bullet is Up For Auction

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Fans of the classic western TV series The Lone Ranger rejoice because we've got some incredible news. An original Lone Ranger silver bullet that came from the Texas ranger's actual gun belt is up for auction this week. While another bullet currently resides in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, you could enjoy this second bullet every day from home while watching old reruns of the beloved show. You definitely know someone that would have a collectible like this on their holiday wish list. Hi-yo, Silver!

Fran Striker first created the comic books and radio show following the masked vigilante and his sidekick Tonto out to fight the bad guys. He also adapted the TV show that starred Clayton Moore as the titular character and Jay Silverheels as his Native American companion. There were multiple new movies featuring the Lone Ranger made after the success of the TV show including The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981), The Lone Ranger (2013) starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp in an unfortunate box office flop for Walt Disney, and more. 

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The daughter of Clayton Moore, the masked man himself, donated the silver bullet to the Celebrity Sale 4 Hope auction. Tomorrow's VIP preview kicks off the auction. To attend tomorrow it will cost you $50, but attendance is free to the public Wednesday through Thursday. There will be a wide variety of items donated from various other notable celebrities (like Taylor Swift) in order to raise money for City of Hope National Medical Center, an organization committed to fighting life-threatening diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Click here for information on this week's auction and to make a donation!

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The Lone Ranger's Original Silver Bullet is Up For Auction