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Old 09-03-2021, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Green Frog View Post
I think the picture of a cowboy loading cartridges by firelight while on a cattle drive is pretty much a romantic myth. Every town had cartridges for sale at the general store and/or the gunsmith who was probably a watch repairman, blacksmith and perhaps reloaded too. Yes, some people reloaded for themselves, but I donít think it was a very big thing, except of course for the Lone Ranger... where else would he have gotten silver bullets?

I think the fireside would have ranked among the WORST places to be messing with black powder.
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