Yes, in very limited quantity and only at high-ish levels.I like the 1E Ranger, but the 1E Ranger had BOTH Wizard (magic-user) and Druid spells.
It wasn't even a half-caster. More like a one-eighth caster.
Yeah, given that, we're probably almost talking about two completely different classes. I see them as surviving mostly on their toughness and hardiness, with their use of magic being almost a throw-in at higher levels and not at all core to the class.Magic is integral to my idea of a Ranger
There's a huge gap between a quasi-magic-using Drizz't type swashbuckler with an animal companion and the warrior-first heavy tank Ranger I'm thinking of.
Always-on invisibility without a device? That's pretty powerful in most D&D, but not 5e which has nerfed invisibility to near uselessness.and IMO the best changes to the class in Tasha's was giving them more spells through Primal Awareness and invisibility as a bonus action through Nature's Veil.