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Question about the bullet in his gun belt

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  • OriginalMexicanBob -

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    John Wayne himself said one time when asked that this was to tell when you only had so many rounds left. During that time period it was very common for someone to carry a handgun and carbine that used the same cartridge. Back then there were no…
  • Tbone -

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    I’ve also been given to understand that the long cartridge was an easy way to tell when you had gotten halfway through your reserves of ammo. You could tell by feel where you were.

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